Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets, Playoffs round 2 game 2. The first was difficult for the two teams. The Rockets opened the first game with hopes of winning, but lost by very little. Although the strategy was good to play on the road. Although more points of the reservers were needed in the Rockets. On the other hand the Warriors defended the house at all costs. The team won only two quarters, but those were enough to win the game by a few points.
Golden State Warriors: No one harms us at home.
The Warriors suffered to win, but they won. The first quarter was everything for the Warriors 28-19. But the Rockets won the second quarter 34-25. The second half was for the Warriors with 51 points and they closed the game by winning 104-100. The problem of the Warriors remains the defensive and little effective use of reserves in the game. Only 10 points were scored from the bench in this first game. In general the Warriors had better field goald with 55% in the game.
At home the average is 119.2 points per game in the 2018 playoffs. The offensive is still the second best of the season. But the record at home is 2-2, but before it was negative 1-2 due to the defeats with the Clippers. The defense is allowing up to 117.0 points per game, 40.75 FG goals, 13.00 three pointers and 25.25 assists.
The ATS record is negative at home with 1-3-0 in the playoffs. Against the Rockets they could not complete -5.5 points in the spread either. The Warriors do not complete a spread at home since the first game against the Clippers -12.5. Again they are favorites against the Rockets, and the average points at home is -11.4 points in the spread.
Houston Rockets: We know we can.
The Rockets did everything right in the first game. But the effectiveness in the field goals was slightly lower with 51.4% against 55.30% of the Warriors. The best quarter for the Rockets was the second with 34 points. Harden scored 35 points in the game, he was the only Rockets player to score more than 20 points. Eric Gordon was the second best with 27 and Chris Paul with 4 assists and 17 points.
The Rockets defense is number ten in the league allowing 109.1 points per game. It is not easy for them to play against the offensive number two. The Rockets offense in the three games on the road in the playoffs is averaging only 98.3 points per game. 30.67 FG points, 74.7% free throw shots, 15.33 three pointers and 15.67 assists. The defensive on the road has allowed up to 104 points per game.
The ATS record is positive so far with 2-1-0. Against the Jazz they were favorites in the second game, but in the only victory they were underdogs +2.0 in the spread. The W / L on the road record in the playoffs is negative 1-2. But against the Warriors managed to keep the +5.5 points in the spread. Although it seems a dangerous number against a lethal offensive with Durant.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets 04/30/2019 is: take the Golden State Warriors -5.5 (Point Spread).
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