Houston Vs Golden State Game 5 Spread & Free ATS Pick

Houston Vs Golden State Game 5 Spread & Free ATS Pick

NBA MVP Stephen Curry may still be seeing stars after landing on his head in game 4 (video below) but his Golden State Warriors are a gargantuan 10.5-point home favorite when they host James "The Beard" Harden and the Houston Rockets tonight at the ORACLE Arena in Oakland.

A Closer Look At The Houston Rockets Vs Golden State Warriors Game 5 Spread & My Free ATS Pick

Matchup: Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors
Date: May. 27 2015 
Start Time: 9:00 PM ET  
Location: Oakland, CA
Stadium: ORACLE Arena
Spread: Warriors -10.5
Game Total: 216
Stream: Watch ESPN
Radio: Houston vs Golden State

Houston Rockets’ Game 5 Projected Starting Lineup:

  • Terrence Jones, PF 6′ 9?, 11.6 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 1.1 APG
  • Trevor Ariza, SF 6′ 8?, 13.1 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 2.8 APG
  • Dwight Howard, C 6′ 11?, 16.3 PPG, 13.7 RPG, 1.4 APG
  • Jason Terry, SG 6′ 2?, 9.6 PPG, 1.6 RPG, 2.0 APG
  • James Harden, SG 6′ 5?, 28.0 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 7.7 APG

Golden State Warriors’ Game 5 Projected Starting Lineup:

  • Draymond Green, SF 6-7, 14.4 PPG, 10.1 RPG
  • Harrison Barnes, SF 6-8, 10.4 PPG, 5.2 RPG
  • Andrew Bogut, C 7-0, 5.3.2 PPG, 8.2 3PG
  • Stephen Curry, PG 6-3, 29.4 PPG, 5.1 RPG
  • Klay Thompson, SG 6-7, 19.7 PPG, 4.2 RPG

The 128-115 Game 4 win by the Rockets over the Warriors was the first time Houston beat the Golden State Warriors all season long including the playoffs; however they are 3-1 against the spread in the Western Conference finals.

MVP runner-up Harden had a stellar night recording 45 points in game four, shooting 13 of 22 field goals, and seven of 11 three-point attempts. Harden was followed by shooting forward Trevor Arizona, who added 20 points and six assists, and other four Rockets players scored double digits on the night.

"I always want to take it out on my opponent in a good way," Harden said. "Just being aggressive, taking shots, getting to the basket, not really forcing anything and allowing the game to come to me."

Houston is averaging 104.0 points per game in these Conference Finals, led by Harden, who is scoring 32.0 points per game against the Warriors. The team is shooting 46.9% from the field and getting 41.75 rebounds per game in the series.

The Golden State Warriors lost the first game in their last six postseason games dating back to the series against the Memphis Grizzlies. It was their third losss all postseason which could of been prevented if Curry hadn’t missed a large chunk of the game after falling awkwardly on his neck and head.

"It was all minor stuff compared to how it looked," Curry said. "But I’ll get some good rest (Monday night) and be ready to go … since it happened to now, nothing has gotten worse."

The Warriors can only win Curry playing at close to 100% as humanly possible this late in the season. He has put up an average of 32.5 points per game in four games against the Rockets this series, followed by shooting guard Klay Thompson, who is scoring 17.3 ppg and 3.0 assists. Golden State has scored a combined 109.7 points per game in the four games against Houston while grabbing 44.75 rebounds per game.

The Rockets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games, 6-0 ATS in their last 6 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a SU win, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning SU record, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall, and 13-3 ATS in their last 16 playoff games as an underdog.

The Warriors are 23-11 ATS in their last 34 games following a SU loss, 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 Wednesday games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS loss, 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games, 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a home underdog, 16-6-2 ATS in their last 24 games following a SU loss of more than 10 points, and 15-6-1 ATS in their last 22 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.

NBA Free ATS Pick: Rockets +10.5.

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