Point: Warriors Poised to Clinch in Game 7 Monday vs. Rockets

Sunday, May 27, 2018 3:51 PM UTC

Sunday, May. 27, 2018 3:51 PM UTC

Golden State knotted the series on Saturday night and will now travel to Houston for the winner-take-all Game 7 in the West finals. Let’s check out the odds and get to cashing!

<h2 style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nba-basketball/golden-state-warriors-vs-houston-rockets-3468654/" title="Warriors vs. Rockets">NBA Monday:</a></h2><h2 style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nba-basketball/golden-state-warriors-vs-houston-rockets-3468654/" title="Warriors vs. Rockets">Warriors (69-29 SU, 41-54-3 ATS) vs. Rockets (76-22 SU, 50-46-2 ATS)</a></h2><h2 style="text-align:center">Free NBA Pick: Warriors -5½</h2><h2 style="text-align:center">Best Line Offered: <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4423&amp;book=BetOnline" rel="nofollow" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">BetOnline</a></h2><p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3468654, "sportsbooksIds":[1096,19,238,169,1389], "LineTypeId":1, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p><p> </p><h2>What’s Trending</h2><ul> <li>Golden State is 6-1-1 ATS in its last eight Monday games.</li> <li>Golden State is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 conference finals games.</li> <li>Favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings between these clubs.</li> <li>Houston 6-14 ATS in its last 20 games vs. Pacific Division teams.</li> <li>Houston is 8-11 ATS after three or more consecutive unders.</li></ul><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;. &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/KlayThompson?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@KlayThompson&lt;/a&gt; with the Stat Line of the Game, presented by &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/zoom_us?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@zoom_us&lt;/a&gt; 📈 &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/8JzLEyKrrp\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/8JzLEyKrrp&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/warriors/status/1000741716255625216?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;May 27, 2018&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</p><p>It was only a matter of time before the Warriors’ offense exploded after consecutive games being held to less than 100 points. Facing elimination on Saturday night, Golden State not only got its groove on offensively but put the clamps on Houston in the final quarter en route to the 115-86 massacre that evened the series at 3. Now the teams travel to Houston, where the Rockets may have to stand firm without All-Star point guard Chris Paul, currently nursing a hamstring injury.</p><p>The Warriors broke poorly from the gate in Game 6, trailing by a stunning 17 points that made all of those who backed Houston +12 in their <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/nba/" title="Free NBA Picks">NBA picks</a> more than just a wee bit cocky. But slowly the Warriors’ scoring machine began to rev and entering the fourth quarter Golden State held a seven-point advantage, and suddenly the Houston ATS cover that was so certain in the early going was suddenly and severely in doubt. Golden State's Klay Thompson was a killer from beyond the arc, connecting on 9-of-14, and finished with a game-high 35 points. But the staggering bit of news to come out of this series was the manner in which Golden State completely extinguished Houston’s offense in the final frame, limiting the Rockets to just nine points!</p><p>What to say about this series? Much like the Eastern Conference Finals between the Cavaliers and Celtics, every winner has also covered the number. Now we see that the <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nba-basketball/" title="NBA Odds">NBA odds board</a> has tagged the visiting Warriors as six-point road chalk at most of the majors, except <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4423&amp;book=BetOnline" rel="nofollow" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">BetOnline</a> was dealing 5½, indicative of Paul being scratched from this Game 7 showdown. Let’s assume Paul does play; do you really believe he will be a help or a hindrance with a hamstring injury so severe that it kept him from joining his mates in what could have been a series clincher just two nights earlier?</p><p>Let’s also not forget that unlike the Eastern Conference series where every home team has won and covered, such is not the case in the West. Game 1 saw the Warriors win convincingly, 119-106, at the Toyota Center and that was with Paul in the mix. Call me skeptical but I recall vividly how James Harden melted when it counted in the series between these clubs last season and I would rather back four All-Stars than one. Unlike my SBR colleague Doug Upstone, who will try to convince you to grab the points and bet the Rockets, <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/forum/players-talk/3475659-we-houston-rockets-tonight-close-out-chumps-golden-state.html">I can direct you to an SBR poster who advised the same on Saturday night</a> and we all know how that worked out, don’t we? Lay it on the road and like it. Warriors clinch and cover.</p><h2 style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/nba/counterpoint-playing-great-defense-is-key-for-upset-minded-rockets/85386">Read why Doug Upstone is getting defensive about the Rockets.</a></h2>
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