NBA Betting: HOUSTON ROCKETS at GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS – Game 5 (5/27)

PRO BASKETBALL — May 27

Game 5- West Finals
HOUSTON at GOLDEN STATE

(GetThatBet Line: Warriors -10, Total 217.5) — What is interesting here is that these teams have ranked 1-2 in the league with regard to possessions per 48 minutes (known as “Pace”), yet they have not necessarily forced game totals through the roof. In fact, the Warriors play predominantly “unders” and that is where this series has gone, despite the 128-115 score in Game 4, as three of the four games have slipped under the posted number. Remember a few things here – both of these squads have been very good this season at defending the three-point arc, as they have each ranked in the top five; Golden State’s free throws have been only 12.7% in relation to their field goal attempts, which is such a low figure that it would have easily been the lowest in the league this year, and they have unquestionably been favoring the jump shot, a trend that may continue if Stephen Curry is more tentative after that horrible fall on his head the other night; with these teams shooting a combined 46% in four games, we still have played those three unders. Don’t be afraid to go “low.”

PLAY BY JAY: UNDER 217.5 ***

(All information is for news matter only; All games are graded on a scale of 1-4 stars. Lines are subject to change)