The Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors meet Sunday in game one of the second round of the NBA playoffs at the Oracle Arena.
The Houston Rockets havent played since Wednesday and are coming off a five game series against the Utah Jazz. The Houston Rockets are averaging 107 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 97.8 points on 40 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 27.8 points and eight assists while Chris Paul is averaging 17.4 points and 5.2 assists. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and PJ Tucker is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 26.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have split their last eight road games.
The Golden State Warriors have just one day of rest after playing six games against the Los Angeles Clippers. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 124.5 points on 50.2 percent shooting and allowing 114.7 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 35 points and 5.3 rebounds while Stephen Curry is averaging 24.7 points and 5.2 assists. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Draymond Green is grabbing 7.8 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 39.9 percent from beyond the arc and 86.5 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have won six of their last eight home games.
TheRockets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games,9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 vs. Western Conference and9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall. TheWarriors are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest,10-22-1 ATS in their last 33 home games and2-9 ATS in their last 11 Sunday games. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the under is 16-5 in the last 21 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Warriors last 5 overall. The under is 21-8-1 in Rockets last 30 overall.
The Houston Rockets beat the Warriors three of four times this season, including once in Oracle without Harden. The Rockets have been asking for a rematch after having the Warriors on the ropes last year in the playoffs until CP3 was injured. The Warriors have been shaky at best this season and that's carried over to the playoffs where they needed six games to beat a Clippers squad that has its best players coming off the bench. The Rockets are well rested, playing quality defense and have won outright six of their last eight games as an underdog.The Golden State Warriors have been horrible ATS this season at home and have failed to cover 13 of their last 20 games as a home favorite. There's also word that Klay and Curry are dealing with serious ankle issues. There's a lot suggesting to take the points here, a game the Rockets have a great chance to win outright.