Warriors vs Rockets Expert Predictions for Second-Round NBA Western Conference Playoff Series

Max Staley
Golden State Warriors v Houston Rockets - Game Seven
Golden State Warriors v Houston Rockets - Game Seven / Bob Levey

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The Houston Rockets square off against the Golden State Warriors in a rematch of last year's Western Conference Finals this Sunday. The Warriors are -310 favorites to beat the Rockets in this series, 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 this second-round series.

Warriors vs Rockets Predictions

Yahoo! Sports

Ben Rohrback, of Yahoo! Sports, is picking the Warriors to win the series in seven games. Rohrback argues that the Warriors' 3-point shooting from Steph Curry and Klay Thompson will be too much for the Rockets to overcome.

Sporting News

Sean Deveney, of Sporting News, is also picking the Warriors to hold off the Rockets here. Deveney argues that Golden State is simply the better team, and he's picking the Warriors to win the series in six games.

CBS Sports

Colin Ward-Henninger, of CBS Sports, is making it a clean sweep for the Warriors, as he's picking Golden State to win in seven games. He believes that this matchup could be the best series we see in the 2019 NBA postseason, but he thinks Golden State's home-court advantage will give the Warriors the edge in Game 7.

All three experts highlighted above are picking the Warriors to win the series, with two of the three predicting the series to go seven games. Deveney, of Sporting News, is the lone expert who has the series going six games.

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