Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Western Conference Finals - Game 5
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The Houston Rockets take on the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals. The Warriors lead the series 3-1. The opening line has the Warriors as 10.5 point favorites and the over/under is set at 216.
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After an embarrassing Game 3, James Harden came back in Game 4 with revenge on his mind. Harden ended the game with 45 points, nine rebounds, five assists, 2 steals and two blocks. The 45 points were a playoff career high and it was enough to help the Rockets take Game 4 in a series that looked to be all but over. Houston led this game throughout and came out on fire from the opening tip. By halftime, the Rockets had already accumulated 69 points on their way to a 128-115 win at home. Harden got help all over the court as five other teammates scored in double figures including Josh Smith, who was 7-for-8 from the field and had 20 points with six rebounds and five assists.
Steph Curry missed about 12 minutes in this game as he took a hard spill in the second quarter. He still ended up with 23 points on 7-of-18 shooting but it was futile as the Rockets were on a mission to get back in this series. The Warriors will now look to close out the series at home in what has become a very important game as the Rockets came back from a 3-1 deficit in the Conference Semifinals against the Los Angeles Clippers.
In head to head matchups, the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Golden State and 9-4 in the last 13 meetings. The underdog is 4-0 against the spread in the last 4 meetings.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
Houston Rockets are 58-39-1 Against the Spread
Houston Rockets are 51-47-0 against the Over/Under
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
Golden State Warriors are 52-40-4 Against the Spread
Golden State Warriors are 42-53-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
05/26/15 C Dwight Howard Possible Suspension probable Wednesday 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
Golden State Warriors
05/26/15 F Marreese Speights Calf out another 1-2 weeks
05/25/15 G Stephen Curry Head injured last game, probable Wednesday vs. Houston
05/03/15 C Ognjen Kuzmic Ankle out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take the Warriors
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