Monday, May 25, 2015
Western Conference Finals - Game 4
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The Golden State Warriors take on the Houston Rockets on Monday in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals. The Warriors lead the series 3-0. The opening line has the Warriors as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under is set at 214.
Game 3 was the Stephen Curry show. Curry led all scorers with 40 points and also added five rebounds, seven assists, two steals and a block. Curry had 37 by the fourth quarter and made another 3 with about five and a half minutes left before he took to the bench for the rest of the game. Draymond Green and Klay Thompson added 17 points each to put the Warriors up 3-0 with a 115-80 win over the Rockets.
James Harden was held to 17 points on 3-16 shooting with 10 of his points coming from free throws, but it would have taken a better game from all the Rockets team members. Houston started off this game in a hole and it just kept getting deeper. The Warriors started the game going up 12 after the first quarter. The second quarter had a similar feel as Golden State went up 25 points by halftime. It was a lot of the same in the second half and Houston ended up getting blown out by 35.
Houston is going to have to play with a lot more passion if they're going to get back into this series. Kevin McHale thought his team "would come out with a little more juice." They're going to need to do something if they don't want to get swept.
In head to head matchups, the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Houston and 9-3 in the last 12 meetings. The Warriors are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Houston and 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
Golden State Warriors are 52-39-4 Against the Spread
Golden State Warriors are 41-53-0 against the Over/Under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
Houston Rockets are 57-39-1 Against the Spread
Houston Rockets are 50-47-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Golden State Warriors
05/20/15 F Marreese Speights Calf out indefinitely
05/03/15 C Ognjen Kuzmic Ankle out indefinitely
05/22/15 C Dwight Howard Knee probable Saturday vs. Golden State
04/19/15 G K.J. McDaniels Elbow out indefinitely
04/08/15 F Donatas Motiejunas Back out for season
03/30/15 G Patrick Beverley Wrist out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the Warriors
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