Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors – Game 6

NBA: 09.00 PM EST

May 26, 2018

The Houston Rockets managed to win Game 5 to take a 3-2 series lead, but suffered a catastrophic loss in the process as star point guard Chris Paul left due to injury and will not play in Saturday’s Game 6. The Golden State Warriors find themselves trailing during a postseason series for the first time since trailing 3-1 against the Oklahoma City Thunder, then led by Kevin Durant.

The major storyline for the Rockets, besides the absence of Paul, is the much-publicized struggles they’ve had shooting the long ball, despite winning three of the first five games of this series. James Harden has missed his last 20 attempts from beyond the arc stretching back to Game 4, the longest such drought in his career.

It’s tempting to jump on the Warriors to cover ATS, especially with CP3 out and having won by 40+ already at Oracle Arena in this series, but the Rockets are a talented team that showed early in the regular season that they’re capable of winning without him. It’s always hard to assume a team will win by double digits in the playoffs, and Golden State is set at -12.5 favorites. So, for the third straight time in this series, I’m going to back the over, as oddsmakers continue to drive down total after back to back lacklustre offensive performances. There’s too much talent on both sides to assume the scoring drought will continue.

Our NBA Free Tip: Over 211.5

Connor Woods

A professional sports capper, Connor graduated from the University of Alabama and supports the Crimson Tide in addition to four major teams in Chicago: the Cubs, Bears, Blackhawks, and Bulls. One of his passions is visiting MLB stadiums - he's currently seen a game in 17 of the 30 active parks.

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