Are you not entertained? If the 2018 NBA Western Conference Final lives up to its billing we are in for a treat. Las Vegas NBA oddsmakers have listed the Warriors as NBA Title and Western Conference favorites at -120 and -160 respectively. The Rockets have home-court advantage and are 2-point favorites in Game 1 at the Toyota Center.
Golden State Warriors Vs Houston Rockets NBA Playoff Eastern Conference Final Odds & Expert Pick
Game 1: Rockets -2
Series: Warriors -160, Rockets +140
NBA 🏆: Warriors -120, Rockets +225
Can Golden State conquer the West for a fourth straight season? The Las Vegas NBA oddsmakers think so. The Warriors are listed as -160 to win the West again. But for the first time, they won’t have home-court advantage and they are facing a team built to beat them.
If the NBA Game 1 two-point line holds, it will be just the seventh time this season in which Golden State was an underdog at tip-off. That is expected of the defending NBA champs. But what isn’t is that the Warriors lost five of those six games as underdogs.
Versus the Rockets, Golden State was the betting favorite in all three meetings this season. Houston won two of those three. In their last head-to-head tilt on Jan. 20th, the Rockets beat the Warriors 116-108.
Both teams will light up the scoreboard. The Warriors have averaged 113.1 points per game in the regular season and playoffs combined, while the Rockets averaged 112.1. That leaves defense as the deciding factor in this series.