NBA Pro Basketball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Monday

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The Western Conference finals begin on Monday May 14th with a single game over national television to the delight of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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It gets underway at 9PM Eastern Time on TNT TV as the Houston Rockets host the Golden St Warriors. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Houston Rockets favored by -1 with the over under line set at 224 points.

Golden St opened the playoffs facing the San Antonio Spurs. They beat San Antonio in five games with point guard Stephen Curry sidelined due to injury. Next up for the Warriors were the New Orleans Pelicans. Curry returned for Game 2 and Golden St won in five games. Warriors shot the ball well in the final two games of the season as Curry finding his shooting touch. He is shooting 47.8% from the floor in the postseason with 44.1% from three point range. Golden St is looking for Klay Thompson to find his shot as he struggled from three point distance in the final few games against New Orleans. Kevin Durant is shooting the ball well with a 49.3% shooting percentage in the playoffs. But Durant has seen his three point shooting digress in the postseason with 27.9% going in from three.

Houston faced Minnesota in the opening round of the playoffs. They did not shoot particularly well but defended well enough to win this series in five games. Next for the Rockets were the Utah Jazz where Houston won in five games. It was a very good defensive performance by the Rockets in their series win limiting the Jazz to under 100 points in three of those games. James Harden in the post season is hitting 40.7% from the floor and 34.4% from three point range. Those are a little bit below his regular season shooting numbers. Chris Paul will play in his first ever conference finals. He had several disappointing playoff series with the Clippers. Paul in the playoffs this year is shooting 48.5% with 37.7% from three point range. Eric Gordon is a key player for Houston off the bench for scoring. In the playoffs his shooting numbers converting on 34.2% with 31.4% from three which is well below his number from last year.

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