The Houston Rockets are in serious trouble after losing the first two games of the Western Conference Finals to the Golden State Warriors. Now, with Game 3 being played on Saturday night at the Toyota Center in Houston, the Rockets are hoping home court will give them some much-needed momentum to pick up a win and make this a more competitive series.
Oddsmakers don’t see it that way, as the Warriors have been pegged as a -1 point favorite in this Game 3 contest, with the total coming in at 214 points. Tip off is scheduled for 9:00PM ET, airing live on ESPN.
Despite trailing 2-0 in the series, the Rockets have cashed in for bettors in both games as they covered the point spread in an underdog role. In fact, the Rockets have covered their last five games in a row (5-0 ATS) and are an impressive 23-9 ATS in their last 32 played at the Toyota Center.
However, the Warriors are 14-5 ATS in their last 19 games played on a Saturday and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 played on the road. But, Golden State is just 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games following a straight up victory.
Taking a look at the total, surprisingly, the UNDER is on the Warriors side as they have stayed below the number in eight of their last nine overall and 8 of 11 on the road. The Rockets, however, are OVER in 14 of their last 20 games.
In head to head play, the Warriors are just 4-9 ATS in its last 13 matchups against the Rockets in Houston. The total has stayed UNDER in 8 of last 11 when these two adversaries clash at the Toyota Center.
Game 4 is scheduled to be played on Monday, May 25 at 9:00PM ET and can been seen live on ESPN.
SPORTSBETTING3.com Notes: The Rockets have not lost three games in a row all season.