In the aftermath of the biggest deficit win of the Western Conference Finals in which the defending champions and second-seeded Golden State Warriors (58-24) took the 2-1 lead, they are hosting once again the team that had the best record both in the West and in the whole NBA, the Houston Rockets (65-17), who are looking to bounce back tonight and avoid a disastrous third win by the dubs. NBA Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors Game 4 Spread and Prediction.
Date/Time: 05-22-2018, 21:00 EDT
Spread: Golden State Warriors -8.5
Houston finished the regular season with a 65-17 record (41-40-1 against the spread). They were placed first in the West and the whole NBA and they have lost two of their last three games. Golden State finished the regular season with a 58-24 record (34-47-1 against the spread). They were placed second in the Western Conference and they have won four of their last five games.
Rockets are led in scoring by James Harden with 28.7 ppg. The All-Star Guard also adds 5.3 boards and a team high 7.2 dimes per game, while Chris Paul follows with 20.8 ppg, 6.2 boards and 5.9 dimes per game. Eric Gordon adds 14 ppg. Warriors are led in scoring by Kevin Durant with 29.2 ppg. The All-Star Forward also adds 7.2 boards and 4.4 dimes per game, while Steph Curry follows with 23.9 ppg, 5.7 boards and 4.3 dimes per game. Klay Thompson adds 20.1 ppg.
In Game 2 on Sunday, the Warriors used their excellent shooting percentages (52.2% from the field, 40.6% from the 3-point line) and led by Steph Curry with 35 points, they got away with their easiest win in the series, 126-85 for the 2-1 lead.
Both teams are tied 3-3 wins so far this season and are 1-1 in Golden State. Warriors have a 36-12 home record this season, while Rockets are 34-12 on the road. Golden State have the best offense in the playoffs with 111.8 ppg to Houston’s 108.7 and they are also better defensively, allowing 102.6 ppg to Houston’s 103.9. The Warriors have a better field goal percentage (47.7% to 44.9%), while Rockets have a better 3-point percentage (35.4% to 33.8%).
Golden State is better both in rebounding (46.6 to 43.7) and in assists made (27.2 to 20.5), while Rockets are better in turnovers committed (11.3 to 13.8). Warriors have the momentum after that huge game 3 win and Vegas odds give them a -8.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for another home victory.
Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors Game 4 Prediction: Golden State Warriors -8.5 (-109)
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NBA Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors Game 4 Spread and Prediction