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Paying Rockets Still Facing Elimination

The Houston Rockets have managed to pay out on the NBA betting lines in three of their last four games against the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals but still face elimination in Game 5 of the set on Wednesday.

Houston cut Golden State's series lead to 3-1 on Monday night with a 128-115 home victory in which they were listed as 4.5-point underdogs on the NBA odds at the sportsbooks. That OVER result broke a streak of three straight UNDERs.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Houston Rockets betting line opened this morning as 10.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 215.5 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Warriors to win this game 112-107. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Golden State Warriors currently sport a record of 78-18, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 53-42-1 ATS. The Houston Rockets are 65-33 and 58-40 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Warriors post a 42-53-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Rockets have gone 50-48 against the total number of points scored.

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The Warriors - Rockets betting odds would favor the Warriors if the lines were set according to power rankings. Golden State is rated No. 2 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Houston Rockets sit at No. 8.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Golden State's No. 1-ranked offense averaging 109.14 PPG, against a Houston Rockets defense that ranks No. 24 at 102.21 PPG. The Golden State Warriors field goal percentage has averaged 47.59% so far, more than the Houston Rockets shooters have achieved on the year, 44.55% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Golden State was a 128-115 loser on the road against the Rockets. They failed to cover the -4.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (243) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 15 of Houston's last 22 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
  • Houston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Golden State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Golden State's last 11 games
  • Golden State is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games at home
  • Golden State is 24-1 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to Golden State, Friday, May 29th