Of the four teams left in the NBA playoffs, the Houston Rockets have by far and away the most difficult task facing the Golden State Warriors. They have played two games on their home court and the series is tied 1-1. The Warriors now get to go home with that tied series, and they will look to take control of the series over the next few days and Bovada sports betting has lines on the series as well as each game. No one doubts that the Rockets don’t have quality in their line up, but the Warriors are so much better than anyone else that this is an almost impossible task for Houston.
While the Rockets won the most recent game of the series, it is the Golden State Warriors who will head into game three full of confidence. A win on the road has put them in the driving seat and fans that turn up to Sunday’s game three will have seen this situation before. This is a team that knows what it takes to win and the game will be played inside a packed arena where the fans know their team is the best. The return of Steph Curry has been very important for the Warriors, both because of what he has achieved on the court and the lift he gives to everyone else out there. His aim throughout this series will be to improve his fitness with each game to get him 100% ready for the conference finals, assuming they get there of course.
There is a slim chance that the Houston Rockets will be able to spoil the part on Sunday, and if they are to do that they have to play the type of basketball we saw in game two. On that night, they were very effective and had a number of players who contributed on the scoreboard. Their game plan was to shoot a lot and hopefully score a lot, in the end, the Warriors just couldn’t keep up. I expect them to try and do the same here, they have nothing to lose, after all, the world thinks that the Warriors will be the ones to qualify from this series.
While that approach worked in game two, I can’t see it working in game three as the series moves and I am taking the Golden State Warriors to win this game comfortably with a winning margin of 10-15 points.