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Warriors vs Rockets Expert Predictions for Game 6

David Kaestle
Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors - Game Five
Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors - Game Five / Ezra Shaw
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The Golden State Warriors head to Houston Friday night to take on the Rockets in Game 6 of this second-round NBA Playoffs series, albeit, without Kevin Durant, who has been ruled out the rest of the series with a calf strain. The Warriors hold a three games to two lead in the series, but the Rockets are aiming to force Game 7 with a win on their home court on Friday in Game 6.

According to FanDuel Sportsbook, the Rockets are 7.5-point favorites Friday night.

If you're looking to place a wager on the game, it's always wise to see what the experts from around the industry have to say about it beforehand.

Warriors vs Rockets Predictions

Tony's Picks

Tony Tellez is going with the Rockets to get the win at home and force a Game 7 at Oracle Arena, but he likes the Warriors to cover, with a final score prediction of 117-111, in favor of Houston.

Sportsbook Wire (USA Today Sports)

Esten McLaren, of Sportsbook Wire, is picking the Warriors to win, cover and close out the series on Friday night in Houston, noting that despite losing Durant, Golden State still has plenty of star power to get the job done.

ESPN BPI

ESPN's Matchup Predictor is picking the Rockets to come away with the moneyline win, assigning Houston a 60.2 percent chance to force a Game 7.

Overall, we have two of the three highlighted experts picking the Rockets to come away with the win, but of the two that made a spread pick, both are going with the Warriors to cover.


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David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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