By Sam Joseph
Just like the in the 1979 cult film, Warriors, a gang must return to their home turf to defend themselves after leader has fallen. In this case, the Golden State Warriors look to clinch after their leader Steph Curry took a tremendous fall in Game 4. Now the Warriors are back home, and again a double digit favorites against the Houston Rockets in Game 5.
In Game 4, the Rockets jumped out to 23 point lead in the first quarter and never looked back.
“They made everything,” Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said. “They won the game in the first quarter. They were ready to play. Probably more ready than we were. We were on our heels. They were making shots from all over.”
SportsInteraction.com provides the Game 5 odds:
Game 5 Odds
Houston +10 U217.5 +425
Golden State -10 O217.5 -550
Looking at Game 5, the Warriors will be wanting to finish the Rockets tonight after seeing LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers get into the Finals the night before.
The betting public is supporting the double digit dog by 65% vs 35% for the favorites. The Total opened up at 215.5 and now has reached 217 with some sportsbooks. About 84% of the betting public is invested on the Over while 16% have bravely backed the Under position.
Warriors are 2-8 ATS as a home favorite after a game as a favorite
Teams are 0-5 ATS as a favorite after a home loss
Teams are 7-1 ATS on the road after after a game at home
Teams are 5-0 ATS as road dog after a win as a dog
Warriors are 10-3-1 to the UNDER in all their playoff games
Rockets are 10-6 to the OVER in all their playoff games
Houston Rockets +10.0. The Rockets are a scrappy team and may not get the SU in Oaktown, double digit point spreads are difficult for favorites to cover.
Enjoy Game 5 and be sure to check the Everyedge Sports Betting Forum for more picks on this week’s sports action.