|I know what everyone is already thinking. The Rockets won't make that many 3 pointers again so therefore it must go under.
Posted: 2/12/2013 6:03:20 PM
But they don't need to even come close and it will still go over fairly easily. They scored 140 freaking points. Thats ridiculous and probably won't happen again.
I watched that game from start to finish and I couldn't get over how poorly the warriors played on offense. Yet the still finished with 109 points without their starters ever seeing the floor in the 4th quarter.
The warriors, the best 3 point shooting team in the NBA, shot a measly 3-15 from downtown. I am willing to bet major money that won't happen again, especially at home. And now they face the worst defensive team in the league at home with revenge on their minds? Forget it man, its a recipe for an offensive explosion.
The Rockets shot 50% from the field for the game, not record breaking by any stretch. Can they duplicate a similar effort tonight? I don't see why they can't come near that and shoot around 47% from the field. With the pace they play they and the extra opportunities that creates they should be able to put up 110 or so.
Now a third factor I believe will come into play is the officiating. The NBA and the officials calling the game tonight KNOW their is bad blood between these two teams. They don't want this game to get out of hand, and I think it will be called tight early and often. So I expect a good amount of free throw opportunities which is very good for the over. Especially when you have an excellent free throw shooting teams like the Warriors and Rockets.
Warriors - 121
Rockets - 112