A trip the NBA Finals out of the Western Conference is up for grabs this Monday night. This is when the Golden State Warriors making one final trip to the Toyota Center to face the Houston Rockets. Tip-off for Golden State at Houston Game 7 of the conference finals is set for 9 p.m. on TNT. BetAnySports has listed Golden State as a six-point road favorite with the total set at 208.
The Warriors lived to play another day with Saturday’s 115-86 victory as 12.5-point home favorites with BetAnySports. The total stayed UNDER 214.5 points in that game and it has stayed UNDER in the last four games of this best-of-seven series. Golden State goes back on the road with a 3-4 record both straight-up and against the spread through seven road games in this year’s playoffs. The total has stayed UNDER in five of the Warriors’ last six games played on the road.
The Big Three
The trio of Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson are each averaging at least 20 points a game in the postseason. Durant has been the team’s leading scorer through 16 playoff games with 28.7 points per game. Curry has played in nine of those games and his scoring average is 24.6 PPG. The Warriors were the highest scoring team in the NBA in the regular season (113.5) and they are averaging 109.6 points in the playoffs.
Houston trailed in this series through the first three games before posting back-to-back wins on the road and at home as an underdog to take the 3-2 series lead. The Rockets jumped out to a 17-point lead at the end of the first quarter of Game 6 before letting their chance to end this series slip away. They are 7-2 SU in nine previous home games this postseason with a 5-4 record ATS. The total has stayed UNDER BetAnySports’ closing line in two of their last three games at home.
Chris Paul looks to be a game-time decision after missing Game 6 with an injured hamstring. He has been an instrumental part of Houston’s success thanks to an impressive record on the court. Paul has averaged 21.1 points, 5.9 rebounds and 5.8 assists in 15 playoff games. James Harden remains the Rockets’ leading scorer with 28.4 PPG while adding 5.2 rebounds and 6.9 assists a game. Houston has averaged 105.8 PPG in the postseason.
Even if Paul is able to go, I would still lean towards Golden State winning Game 7 SU. However, I am taking the six points at BetAnySports with Houston covering ATS.