After the Rockets trailed by as many as 20 point in game 5, they came roaring back and took the lead a few times before ultimately losing at the end of the game to go down 3-2 in the series. The series shifts back to Houston where the Rockets are 5-0 so far in the playoffs including 2 close wins in this series. The big news though is that Kevin Durant will be unavailable for this game and likely won't be available in the event of a game 7 back at Oracle. The Rockets opened up as -6 point favorites in this game and that has since been bet up to -7 points.
One of the things I've found in the NBA is that when a team has an injury usually the other players are able to rally and pick up the slack at least for 1 game. This Warriors team is plenty capable of pulling out a win in Houston without Durant and they may well just do it. Curry has had a less than spectacular performance in this series and I think he may finally break out of his funk knowing that his team will need him to perform at a high level to have any shot at winning this game and putting the series away.
On the other side of the equation the Rockets will be looking to force a game 7 and avenge last years loss in the WCF. This a prime opportunity playing the Warriors without arguably their best and most versatile player. If they can get a win in this game they will have an anything can happen game 7 back at Oracle. While it will be tough to pull out a win on the road, they'd have to like their chances without Durant on the floor for the Warriors.
In this game I'm gonna grab the points with the Warriors at +7. The Rockets have covered in 4 of the 5 games in this series because of the over valuation of the Warriors but in this one they've gone too far the other way. 7 points I think is a few too many and I'll gladly take them. If anyone is willing to take the Rockets and lay the 7 points I'll take bets of 20 SCR per person up to 5 bets. Let me know in the comments if you want action.