2018 Golden State Warriors vs Houston Rockets Game 1 Predictions
This is it. All though the NBA Finals have yet to start, many believe this is the series that will decide the championship. With no disrespect to the Cavs vs Celtics, this is going to be incredible. The Golden State Warriors may be the favorite to win another championship, but they finally have a real threat. That threat is the Houston Rockets. The Rockets rolled over the Timberwolves and they have set up the meeting that we have all been waiting for. As the Warriors and the Rockets get ready to begin let’s take a look at the 2018 Golden State Warriors vs Houston Rockets game 1 predictions.
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The NBA Playoff odds are always a telling sign when it comes time to pick a winner in the NBA playoffs. The Rockets opened up as (-2) point favorites at home for game one in the series and that quickly changed. Now the Rockets are (-1) point favorites heading into game one as all of the money is coming in on the Warriors. Over 72 percent of the bets up to this point have been on the Warriors. If you are making your 2018 Golden State Warriors vs Houston Rockets Game 1 Predictions and you like the Warriors, this has to worry you.
Closing out Big games
The Rockets have one incredible stat that stands out above the rest. They are the only team that hasn’t lost a game that was within five points in the last five minutes of the playoffs. Although that is only two games, that means that they know how to close out big games. This could be the difference in game one of this series.
The scary part about making 2018 Golden State Warriors vs Houston Rockets Game 1 Predictions is the basketball betting trends that can show so many things. For as great as Golden State has been this year they are just 7-15 against the spread (ATS) in their last 22 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game and 7-17 ATS in their last 24 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game. They are also 4-12 ATS in the last 16 road games against a team with a winning home record.
2018 Golden State Warriors vs Houston Rockets game 1 predictions
If the Rockets have any chance of winning this series, they have to win this game. They are at home and they will have a huge and loud fan base backing them up. The Rockets are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 3 or more days rest and although the Warriors have played well in Houston, the Rockets will win game one.