Tonight’s Free NBA Playoff Picks
Western Conference Finals Picks – Game 2 – Warriors @ Rockets, Toyota Center.
*Original betting lines and lineups taken game morning, adjust accordingly.
The original lines for each game are taken a couple of hours prior to the tip-off, so adjust your picks accordingly should a line change.
Confidence out of 1-5
Western Conference Finals – Game 2
Golden State @ Houston
- Western Conference Final – Game 2
- Golden State Lead Series 1-0
Under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Houston.
Golden State are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Houston.
Under is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.
|GAME 1||Houston||Golden State||106 : 119|
|21.01.18||Houston||Golden State||116 : 108|
|05.01.18||Houston||Golden State||114 : 124|
|18.10.17||Golden State||Houston||121 : 122|
Season Points +/-
Picks against the spread
The Warriors were at their best in Game 1 with Durant scoring 37 and Klay Thompson adding 28 (6-15 from 3-point range) to outplay the Rockets, who were lead by Harden with 41 points, with little help from his supporting cast.
The half-court offense of the Warriors seemed to disrupt Houston’s usually crisp movement of the ball, squashing CP3’s distribution with only 3 assists for the game, and a mere 18 team assists for the game.
The lack of ball movement from the Rockets is a concern, with Harden on numerous occasions playing iso-ball, settling for step back jumpers. Things will need to change in Game 2 if they want to level the Series.
Houston were -15 in fast break points and will need to get off their heels tonight and push the tempo, however in saying that, the Unders is the trend to follow.
The Under is 15-6 over the Rockets last 21, and 8-3 over their last 11 against the Warriors. Under is also 6-1 in the Warriors last 7 trips to Toyota Center.
Unders tonight, with the Warriors to go 2-0 ahead.