Golden State vs Houston Game 2 Free Pick

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by Sportsbook Advisor - 4/29/2019 8:04 PM Share
The NBA playoffs have heated up and we are into the second round of play. The Warriors and Rockets face off tomorrow at 10:30 PM EST

The point spread currently has Golden State favored by 5.5 points. As of me writing this preview and pick about 67% of the bettors have taken Houston plus the points.

The reason for the lopsided betting is that Golden State has shown weakness lately. They lost two games in the first round against the Clippers, whom they were expected to sweep by many people. Plus, they just beat Houston in game one by only four points.

Not only that but Houston has had Golden State's number in 2019. Golden State is 2-2 SU and only 1-3 ATS against the Rockets in this calendar year.

So, what will happen in game two? Can Golden State get it together and win by 6 or more points? What signs are there that the Warriors wil not continue to struggle against Houston?

Kevin Durant has been willing his Warriors team to win. This last game he scored 35 points and the Warriors narrowly escaped with a win. The defense has been better on both sides of the court. But Golden State needs its other stars to step up and pile up some points of their own.

The Rockets are forcing turnovers. The Warriors had 20 turnovers to be exact. You can bet coach Kerr has had them working on ball security today. The bottom line is you can expect Golden State to take care of the ball, better anyway, and for other players to start taking more shots.

I actually like Golden State to have a breakthrough performance in this game. They should be able to cover the 5.5 points. If they do not, bettors should be weary of betting them again in this series. In my mind this is a key game for GSW.
- Scott Morris, SBA



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