Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Western Conference Finals - Game 1
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The Houston Rockets take on the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. The opening line has the Warriors as 10 point favorites and the over/under is set at 219.
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The Houston Rockets are coming off a victory that stunned the Los Angeles Clippers. The Rockets took game seven after trailing the series 3 - 1. This hadn't been done since 2006 when the Phoenix Suns shocked the Los Angeles Lakers. Houston was led by James Harden who had 31 points, seven rebounds, eight assists, three steals and a block.
The Rockets opened up the game by outscoring the Clips by seven in the first quarter and from there, Los Angeles never recovered. They never led again after that point and even with a great effort from Chris Paul (26 points and 10 assists) the Clippers season ended.
On the other hand, the Warriors were able to end their series against the Memphis Grizzlies in six games on Friday night. Stephen Curry led the way for Golden State with 32 points, six rebounds and 10 assists. Also chipping in was Klay Thompson with 20 points and eight rebounds.
In that game, Golden State started off hot and outscored the Grizzlies 32 - 19 in the first quarter and then never looked back. The final score was 108 - 95 which sent the Warriors off to the Western Conference Finals.
Head-to-head, the over is 18-8-1 in the last 27 meetings in Golden State. The Rockets are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
Houston Rockets are 55-38-1 Against the Spread
Houston Rockets are 50-44-0 against the Over/Under
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
Golden State Warriors are 51-37-4 Against the Spread
Golden State Warriors are 41-50-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
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
Golden State Warriors
05/18/15 F Marreese Speights Calf expected to miss Tuesday vs. Houston
05/03/15 C Ognjen Kuzmic Ankle out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take the Warriors
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