Expert Sports Picks: The Golden State Warriors have a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals as they head to Houston, Texas to take on the Rockets at 9 PM ET on ESPN. Warriors vs Rockets Odds Game 3 have Golden State as -1.5 betting favorites with 68% of expert sports picks on Houston. The Rockets (64-32 SU 57-39 ATS) blew a 16-point lead in game 2 to lose 98-99 to the Warriors (77-17 SU 52-41-1 ATS) as +10 point road underdogs. Can James Harden and the Houston Rockets stop the bleeding in game 3 of the Western Conference Finals? Our Expert Sports Picks panel broke down the Saturday night match-up. Warriors vs Rockets Odds have the Rockets as +115 underdogs to win straight up (Bet $100 to win $115) at SPORTSBOOK.ag
ESPN2 News Bottom Line: The Rockets have not lost three games in a row all season long and we expect that trend to continue with their backs against the ball. We expect Houston’s defense to tighten up after allowing Stephen Curry and Golden State to shoot 53% from the field in game 2. Despite dropping their first two outings the Rockets have a match-up edge with James Harden being guarded by overmatched Klay Thompson. Warriors vs Rockets Odds Over/Under is at 215.0 points at SPORTSBOOK.ag
Critics have often questioned the toughness of Rockets Center Dwight Howard but the big man showed his mettle in game 2 with 19 points and 17 rebounds while playing with sprained knee ligaments. Expect another animalistic effort from Houston’s big man at home against Warriors Center Andrew Bogut.
Expert Sports Picks Play: Houston +1.5 point spread