After all, we are giving a very small advantage to the away team of Golden State Warriors but our pick will be covering the goal markets. This time we will take a note from the last first leg game and we will make our prediction - Both teams to score a lot of points.
Cleveland Cavaliers equalized the final with Boston Celtics at the NBA Eastern Conference. Now, the result is 2-2 wins after the "Cavaliers" won their second home clash, this time with 111-102. The series moved to Boston Celtics again and the next match was on Wednesday against Thursday's. After an equal start, Cleveland took the lead and did not miss the lead by the end. LeBron James was the main contributor to the success. The King made another strong game and ended with 44 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. For Boston Celtics, James Brown scored 25 points.
We continue to follow the most famous challenge in the basketball sphere. NBA, Playoffs between Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets. Houston was beaten in the second half as they were unable to contain Steve Curry in the third quarter. Houston Rockets simply seemed disinterested in the fourth as Golden State Warriors piled on to win in blowout fashion. The big key for this one will be whether Iguodala can take the floor as he is doubtful for Game-4 with a knee issue
The under is 12-1 in the Rockets’ the previous 13 encounters against Pacific Division rivals, 6-1 in the previous 7 clashes after allowing more than 125 points in the last game, 5-1 in the last 6 matches against a team with a winning % above .600 and 4-1 in their last 5 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game. Given the fact that we haven’t seen a close game yet, it’s likely that this one likely stays under the total in this contest as well.
Golden State Warriors put together the victory in the opener as they outscored Houston Rockets 63:50 in the second half after being tied 56 points at halftime. Golden State Warriors are going to try to push the tempo again and use their small ball lineup in order to test their rivals of Houston. The hosts has to be better defensively than they were in Game 1 as they can’t allow Golden State Warriors to shoot better than 52% from the parquet.
Golden State Warriors stuck with their starting five of Green, Curry, Durant, Thompson and Iguodala, which seemed to work. Houston Rockets has to get production from their role players as Harden can’t do it all alone.
We expect to see one effective and amazing first quarter between those teams. Over 57.5 Points it looks a very great pick for betting.
The most interesting for tomorrow is going to be from the USA, NBA action Playoff challenge between the teams of Houston Rockets and Utah Jazz. Both teams will take a place in Toyota Center, Houston, USA. Honestly, this time we expect to see effective and efficient basketball on the parquet.
Utah Jazz has missed Ricky Rubio, who strained his hamstring in Game-6 against the team of Oklahoma City Thunder and hasn’t taken the floor in this series. Utah Jazz was optimistic that he might play in Game-4 but that didn’t come to fruition. His absence has put a lot of pressure on Mitchell, who is a scorer first and a playmaker second, along with other guys, to try and run the offence. Rubio provides a veteran presence when he’s on the floor and while he may play in Game 5, it might be too little, too late. Favours is dealing with an ankle sprain he suffered in Game 3 so it remains to be seen how much he can do.
Houston Rockets won Games-1 in the semi-final Utah Jazz series at the Western Conference. The "Rockets" beat their rivals at home with 110:96. The major contributor to the success was James Harden's star. He scored 41 points by adding another 8 rebounds and seven assists to his account.
For Utah Jazz, 21 points scored Donovan Mitchell and Jay Crawford. Houston Rockets played a very strong first half, then led with 64:39. Utah Jazz then dropped part of his liability, but there was no power to make a complete turn.
Utah Jazz clamped down in the fourth quarter to take care of Houston Rockets after letting a 19 point second quarter lead slip away. The home side harassed Harden and Paul, both who had their share of struggles from the floor and finished with five fouls. The guests still have terrific depth and plenty of weapons but if they continue to have issues shooting from the outside, this will be a tougher series than expected. Utah Jazz took care of Oklahoma Thunder City at home twice: take the points and the Utah Jazz, who have a little momentum after beating Houston Rockets for the first time so far this season.
The Golden State champion won the second home game against the team of New Orleans Pelicans, after 121-116 (27:29, 31:26, 30:31, 33:30). So, Warriors are now leading 2-0 victories in the Western Conference semifinals. Draymond Green stayed in a triple-double fight - 20 points, 12 assists and 9 rebounds. Kevin Durant broke out in the final quarter to finish with 29 points, while Steph Curry returned to play with 28 points, 7 rebounds and 3 stolen balls on his account. Double-double for the guests reported Anthony Davis with 25 points and 15 rebounds and Rondo area - 22 points and 12 assists.
The next event which we liked and will post on our site is going to be again from NBA, Playoffs between Houston Rockets and Utah Jazz. They will take a place in Toyota Center, Houston, USA. Houston Rockets, much like they did in the opening round against Minnesota, got out of the gates quickly and rolled to a series-opening victory. The hosts were a perfect 3 - 0 at the Toyota Center in the opening round and they will try to take a 2-0 series advantage here over the team of Utah Jazz. The home side took control of the game early and they have plenty of weapons on the offensive end of the floor.
We are in a bad losing series in the NBA. We really do not know why there are such surprises recently, but we believe that after the bad period there will be the sun on our street. We are continuing following the NBA anyway and our next pick will be for tonight.
The game which we liked is between the team of Houston Rockets and the team of Chicago Bulls. Here we are expecting no surprise this time as the team from Houston Rockets must win this game as they are staked at around 1.05 odds to win. There is no doubt that they are the better team and we would like to go for them.
Chicago Bulls enter this contest 23rd in the league in scoring offence with 103.3 points per match, moreover, they are 7th in the league in rebounding with 44.7 boards a night while standing 8th with 23.6 assists per encounter. The visitors have been mediocre defensively as they are 26th by allowing 110.1 points per match.
The hosts are above average offensively, as they are 2nd in the league with 113.2 points per contest, also, the team of Houston Rockets is 18th in rebounding with 43.9 boards per match and 24th with 21.5 assists a night. The home side is 10th in scoring defence as they allow 104.3 points per match.
The next game event which we will share is coming from the USA. NBA action between Utah Jazz - Houston Rockets. Both sides will take a place in Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, USA. The visitors are rolling with 12 victories in a row after taking down Minnesota yesterday night. The home side has also been red-hot lately, only losing to Portland on Friday night since 23rd February.
Also, Utah Jazz strung together a lot of wins recently, as they had eleven in a row until they finally fell to Portland Trail Blazers at home. They’ll try to cook up another long winning streak after taking down Dallas, 97-90. The hosts were able to succeed despite hitting a smaller shooting percentage than the Dallas Mavericks - 41% and only converting 9 of 32 3-point attempts.
The away team will be in the second half of a back-to-back, but they won’t have to travel far as they are coming from Denver to Utah. It is also not a very big line, so even though it is usually good to take the points when two teams are playing equally, it is better to take the Houston Rockets here.
Rockets and Golden State Warriors. The game will be held at Toyota Center in Houston, USA. Golden State won their second straight and fourth in their last five games as they edged Dallas 125:122 on the road Wednesday night. Houston won its second straight after a five-game slide by pounding Orlando 116:98 on the road the last night.
Golden State has won four of five and looks to maintain their hold on the top spot in the Western Conference as they continue a road trip. The visitors were tied in the final seconds before Stephen Curry hit the game-winning three with three seconds to play. The Rockets are above average offensively: they are 1st in the league with 115.2 points per match. Houston Rockets is 14th in rebounding with 43.6 boards per game and 17th with 22.1 assists a night.
The hosts passed their first test without Harden but facing a Golden State Warriors team that has Curry and Green back is a dangerous proposition, even at home. The visitors are in better shape health-wise and that gives them the upper hand in what surely is going to be an entertaining contest.