Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors, Playoffs round 2 game 6. The Rockets lose again for very little on the road. The game was tight from the start but the Warriors did not let the Rockets win more than a quarter. Now the Rockets return home and hope to win to tie the series again and close in a seventh game against the Warriors on the road. The Warriors can win today but in this playoff season they have not done well playing on the road.
Houston Rockets: Back home.
The Rockets lost the fifth game by only five points. The team performed well, but they could not stop the Warriors at the Oracle Arena. The first half was for the Warriors, and the Rockets could barely win the third quarter. All the major numbers were negative for the Rockets. Field goal 49.9% against 53.5%, Turnovers 14.3%, Offensive rebounds 21.10% against 27.9%. From the bench the Rockets scored 19 points but they were not enough.
At home the record is perfect in the playoffs. Five wins, zero defeats at home. As we already know, the only defeat was in the series against Jazz. But two victories against the Warriors. At home the team is scoring an average of 115.6 points per game in the playoffs, 41.20 FG points, 75.4% free throw shots, 16.00 three pointers, and 19.40 assists. The defense allows over 102.0 points per game.
The ATS record is positive with 4-1-0 at home during the two rounds in the playoffs. Against the Warriors they were favorites in the last two games, -4.0 points in the spread and -1.0. Now they will be favorites again but by -7.0 in the spread. The average points at home is -5.2 points in the spread per game.
Golden State Warriors: Two opportunities to close.
The Warriors can expect to lose or win today. Any option is viable for the Warriors, but it would be best to win at home. The Warriors on the road record has not been good this season of the playoffs. Just positive the record with three wins and two defeats. The last two losses against the Rockets in this second round. The other three games were easy in the series against the Clippers. The defense has been very bad playing on the road.
On the road the Warriors are scoring an average of 120.6 points per game being the league’s second offense this season. 44.80 FG points, 80.0% free throw shots, 11.80 three pointers, 29.00 assists. The defense allows up to 111.6 points per game, 38.20 FG points, 76.4% free throw shots, 13.20 three pointers and 20.60 assists.
The ATS record is negative with 2-3-0 from the first round of the playoffs. Against the Rockets they could not keep any spread. The historical record on the road is 34-24-1 in the spread. 4-4-0 against the Rockets since the 2015 season. The average points for the Warriors on the road since 2013 is -0.9 points in the spread.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors 05/10/2019 is: take the Houston Rockets -7.0 (Point Spread).
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