Houston vs. Golden State Preview

The Houston Rockets and the Golden State Warriors will both be gunning for a victory on Wednesday when they meet at Oracle Arena.

Houston At Golden State
When: 9:00 PM ET, Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
TV: 9 p.m. ET, ESPN
PREDICTION: Warriors 115, Rockets 108
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Oddsmakers currently have the Warriors listed as 10½-point favorites versus the Rockets, while the game’s total is sitting at 215½.

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.

Harden made seven 3-pointers in a scoring effort that tied for third-most in Houston playoff history with legendary Hakeem Olajuwon having performances of 49, 46 and 45 points. He scored 33 points in the second half as the Rockets rediscovered an offense that tallied just 80 points in a demoralizing Game 3 loss. “We got after them and we’ve got to get after them again,” McHale told reporters. “We’ve got to attack them, we’ve got to play our style of basketball. If the ball moves from player to player, the more willingly and the more rapidly and harder and quicker, it’s harder to guard.”

Team record: 65-33 SU,58-40 ATS
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 coach Steve Kerr defended club trainers and doctors who cleared Curry to return to action and made it clear the league MVP was also insisting that he was fine. “As long as Steph says he’s good to go and the doctors told me he’s cleared, then I’m going to listen to that,” Kerr said in Tuesday’s press conference. “They’re the ones who are paid to do that, not me.” Curry scored 23 points despite playing just 31 minutes while slumping shooting guard Klay Thompson showed life by making six 3-pointers and scoring a personal series-best 24 points.

Team record: 78-18 SU,53-42-1 ATS
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

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