Date/Time: 05-08-2019, 22:30 EDT
Spread: Golden State Warriors -6
In the 5th game of this Western Conference second rounder, the first in the West and defending champions Golden State Warriors, after dropping both road games and watching their opponents tying the series to 2-2 wins, are hosting once again the 4th Houston Rockets, who need to show the same resilience on the road as they have seen at home in this series.
Rockets had a 53-29 record (40-39-3 ATS) in the regular season and finished in the 4th place of the Western Conference. They have won their last two games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against Golden State at home in the fourth game of the series, 112-108. Warriors had a 57-25 record (35-46-1 ATS) in the regular season and finished on top of the Western Conference. They have lost their last two games and in their latest matchup they got defeated by Houston on the road in the fourth game of the series, 108-112.
Top Basketball BookmakersHouston are led in scoring by James Harden with 31.3 ppg. He also adds 7 rebounds and leads the team in assists made with 6.7 per game, while Eric Gordon follows with 18.7 ppg. Chris Paul adds 16.6 ppg, 5.9 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game. Golden State are led in scoring by Kevin Durant with 35.4 ppg. He also adds 5.2 rebounds and 5 assists per game, while Stephen Curry follows with 23.3 ppg, adding 5.7 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game. Klay Thompson adds 16.5 ppg and 4.1 rebounds per game.
Both teams are tied with four wins apiece so far this season and are also 2-2 in the Warriors’ home court. Golden State are 33-13 at home, while Houston are 23-22 on the road. Golden State have a better offense with 117.9 ppg to Houston’s 113.4, while Houston have a better defense, allowing 108.6 ppg to Golden State’s 111.5. Golden State have a better accuracy both from the field (49% to 44.9%) and from behind the arc (38.3% to 35.7%). Houston commit fewer turnovers (12.8 to 13.8), while Golden State dish more assists (29.3 to 20.9) and grab more rebounds per game (45.9 to 42.2). Golden State are the favorite at home as they have already won twice in this series with ease, so pick them tonight.
Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors Game 5 Prediction: Golden State Warriors -6 (-108)