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The Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets travel back to the Bay Area with their Western Conference Semifinals series tied at two games apiece. The Warriors host Wednesday night's Game 5 as 6-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
As it's always smart to hear what those in the industry have to say before placing a bet, here are some expert predictions for Game 5 of this second-round NBA Playoffs series.
Rockets vs Warriors Predictions
Payton Matthews, of Sports Interaction, predicts the Warriors will bounce back from their two-game skid with a win over the Rockets in Game 5. Matthews notes that Golden State was still in a position to tie Game 4 on the road, despite a combined 9-for-29 3-point shooting performance from Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. He expects a 113-111 win for the Warriors.
ESPN BPI Calculator
ESPN's BPI projection is backing the Warriors with a noticeable advantage in Wednesday night's Game 5, giving Golden State a 65.4 percent chance of winning this matchup.
FiveThirtyEight Sports is slightly more confident in the Warriors than ESPN's BPI projection, giving Golden State a 67.0 percent chance of winning Game 5.
All three experts are backing the Warriors to win Game 5 straight up, with the lone spread prediction calling for the Rockets to cover the six points.
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