Houston Rockets (@2.05) vs Golden State Warriors (@1.85)

Our Prediction:

Golden State Warriors will win

Houston Rockets – Golden State Warriors Match Prediction | 25-08-2019 17:10

Houston faces Golden State with 113.9 ppg at 44.9% from the field and limits playoff foes to score at 101.1 ppg. Houston trails at 0-2 in their best of seven series with the GSW. Harden wipes the Rockets score sheets with 36.1 ppg, 44.2% in FG shooting, and 87.9% from the charity stripe. The team is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 matches and 10-0 SU in their last 10 games at the Toyota Center. The Rocket pounded the rim with 42.1 boards, 21.2 assists, 4.9 blocks, and 8.5 steals per meeting.

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Golden State defeated Houston with a score of 115-109 in Game 2 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland Tuesday night. Once again, SF Kevin Durant led Golden State on 29 points and took care in defending Harden, followed by SF Klay Thompson with 21, PG Stephen Curry with 20 points while PF Draymond Green made 15, 12 boards, and 7 assists. The Warriors know that Houston can defeat them anytime with PGs James Harden and a healthy Chris Paul at the helm of the team. Golden State will approach the third match with caution as the Rockets was at their necks for 7 games last year. The Golden State Warriors will head to the Space City to tip off Game 3 in the best of seven series of the semi final rounds in the West.

Predicted to win this match is the Rockets with a score of 115-110. PF DeMarcus Cousins is out for the season with a quad injury. Correcting the Rockets rebounding and turnover woes will mean their survival in the games to come. The NBA Playoff Pick for this match is the Houston Rockets 3.5. Houston PG James Harden suffered eyes contusion but will play in this match. Golden State Warriors vs Houston Rockets. PG Stephen Curry of the GSW will be available on Game 3 after dislocating his left middle finger in Game 2.

Pressed st 0-2 in the semifinal round, the Rockets have to win this match to avoid digging out of the hole with the Warriors drawing the lines. The Rockets possess the home court.advantage in the next 2 games at the Toyota Center in Houston. The Rockets had a total of 31 lost ball possessions in Games 1 and 2 at the Oracle Arena. Houston has to be more aggressive in the rebounding department and take car of the ball incessantly. Harden delivered 29 points followed by PG Chris Paul with 18 and 7 boards off the rim. They allowed the Warriors to snatch 26 offensive rebounds making up 30.2% of their misses. These are the points of correction that the Rockets should resolve to survive the series.

Houston Rockets VS Golden State Warriors

Golden State aims to win Game 3 with 117.7 ppg at 49.1% from the field while restraining playoff opponents to drop in at 112.1 ppg. Stephen Curry is the leading point generator of the Warriors with 27.3 ppg, 47.2% in FG shooting, and 91.6% from the free throw stripe. The team is 5-1 SU in their last 6 matches and 5 out of its 7 games went over the totals versus a Western Conference ball Club. The Warriors knocked down 46.2 boards, 29.4 assists, 6.4 blocks, and 7.6 steals per outing. The Golden State Warriors is ahead in the semi finals series at 2-0.

Its a shame that such a great and competitive series lost its best player, but injuries are of course a part of the game. Every game in this series has been decided by six points or less. Now Golden State will need Steph Curry and Klay Thompson at their very best if they hope to upset James Harden and this dangerous Rockets group.

That said, last Tuesday the Rockets had 17 turnovers and gave up 18 offensive rebounds and even with the Warriors getting 14 more shots the game was still close. The Warriors did what they were supposed to do by winning the first two games of this series at home and if they replicate the level of play they displayed in those contests they will be hard to beat.

State by State Guides

Over/under:Two of the four previous meetings between the two crushed Sundays total of225.5, with the other two finishing below the number. Golden State was 4-2 against totals in Round 1, but the Rockets played to the under in four of five. Go with theUNDERat-110with two of the Warriors top players at less than full health.

Paul averaged 2.6 turnovers per game in the regular season but hes averaging 4.5 turnovers in two games in this series and the Rockets wont win tonight unless he limits his turnovers. You just cant give away possessions to the Warriors. Last Tuesday the Rockets committed just four of their 17 turnovers in the second half but failure to take care of the ball early cost them.

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