Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors NBA Second Round Playoff Predictions

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The NBA Second Round Playoff Games have arrived as Pickswise will be handing out daily winning NBA picks starting on Sunday. With over a decade of combined winning experience, Pickswise is your number one NBA second round playoff resource to win. To kick off the second round playoff games, the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors from the Western Conference will go toe to toe. Enjoy these free NBA second round playoff predictions? Give @Pickswise a follow and get a first hand-look on his daily research.


Game 1: Rockets vs. Warriors
Line: Warriors -230
Pickswise Expert Picks: Warriors win

The Warriors had their struggles at times against the Los Angeles Clippers but when they were good, they really were good like in game seven when Kevin Durant dropped 50 points and helped the team cruise to a victory. James Harden stat line looked decent in their round series against the Utah Jazz but he really looked off at points. In each of the last three games he failed to shoot above 50 percent from the field. The Rockets have Harden and Chris Paul but the Warriors are going to try and make a point in this game, and there really isn’t a scenario I see where they lose this game. This is a game where it’s very appropriate to put a big bet on the Warriors moneyline. Back the Warriors to win this game with a ton of confidence.


Game 2: Rockets vs. Warriors
Line: Warriors -220
Pickswise Expert Picks: Warriors win

The Houston Rockets gave the Warriors everything they wanted in game one but the Warriors were able to pull it out, and I think that is exactly what type of game it will be in game two. In game one Stephen Curry only scored 18 points and the Warriors were still able to come out with a victory because of the play of Kevin Durant who put up 35 points. The Warriors know that this might be the toughest series of their playoff run, and I don’t see them taking their foot off the pedal in this game.

I had a lot of confidence in game one, and I have a lot of confidence the same thing will happen in this game. Back the Warriors with a lot of confidence to win this game on the money line.


Game 3: Rockets vs. Warriors
Line: Rockets -160
Pickswise Expert Picks: Rockets win

The Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets move their series back to Houston on Saturday and the Rockets have been a different team on their home court. Harden is expected to have 100 percent vision back for this game, and he has been a big reason for the Rockets success at home. Straight up at home the Rockets are 34-10 and they have the back up against the wall. At times Harden has been criticized for his performance during the playoffs and it’s now or never for Harden to prove his playoff worse. It might be a close game and the Rockets might be scary at times during the game but at the end of the Rockets are going to come away with victory. Back the Rockets with confidence.


Game 4: Rockets vs. Warriors
Line: Rockets -115
Pickswise Expert Picks: Rockets win

The Rockets came home in game three and even though it took overtime they got the job done on the money line. The Warriors in the last 30 seconds of overtime basically checked out of the game. After Steph Curry missed a dunk the team decided not to foul up four and I think that sequence of events will hurt them in this game. As long as the Warriors win all four games at home they will be fine in this series so why would they try hard in this game? James Harden put up 41 points in game three and there is no reason he can’t run up the score again in this one. I was confident the Rockets would win game three and I am also very confident that they will win this game. Back Harden and the Rockets with confidence.


Game 5: Rockets vs. Warriors
Line: Warriors -260
Pickswise Expert Picks: Warriors win

There was only one time this season the Warriors lost three games in a row and that was in early November when the team was banged up and they lost four games in a row. The Warriors honestly didn’t look super interested to be playing in Houston but back in front of their home fans that should change. The Warriors have been 33-13 straight up at home this season compared to the Rockets who are just one game above .500 on the road. The only good thing to come out of game four for the Warriors was that Stephen Curry got on the right track scoring 30 points and that should be a key in this game and series going forward. Curry will have a good game and the Warriors will win this game. I have a lot of confidence in this pick.


Game 6: Rockets vs. Warriors
Line: Rockets -320
Pickswise Expert Picks: ROCKETS win

The Warriors are in a world of trouble in game six going into Houston. They don’t have Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry hasn’t shown enough this series that he can carry the Warriors. He did go off in game five with Durant went down but now the Rockets can now gameplan to take away Curry in this game and that should be slow him down.The last two home games for the Rockets James Harden has put up 41 and 38 points and his offense is going to be key again in this game. This game is going back to Oracle for game seven. Back the Rockets with a lot of confidence in this game.

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