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Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors open up the first round of the 2016 NBA playoffs against James Harden and the Houston Rockets.

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First Round - Game 1
Houston Rockets
41-41
(36-45-1 ATS, 47-35 O/U)
vs
Golden State Warriors
73-9
(43-36-3 ATS, 45-36-1 O/U)
How To Watch
Saturday, April 16th, 2016.
Oracle Arena, OAKLAND, CALIF.
12:30 p.m. PST
ABC | KNBR 680 - ESPN Radio | WatchESPN
Blog Buddy: The Dream Shake
Point Spread
Houston +13
Golden State -13
Money Line
Houston +875 Golden State -1300
Over/Under Total
225 Total Points

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After capping off the greatest regular season in NBA history with a record setting 73rd win, the Golden State Warriors begin their quest for back-to-back titles. The Dub's match up against the Houston Rockets, who secured a playoff spot on the final day of the regular season.

Golden State swept the regular season series with Houston for the second year in a row and are 11-1 against the Rockets in the Steve Kerr era.

Freshen up on all the highlights from the Dub's 123-110 victory back on February 9th in Houston.


Houston enters their first round matchup against Golden State as overwhelming underdogs. The Rockets are 20/1 long shots to win the series over the defending champs according to Las Vegas sports book Bovada. There are a number of other prop bets at Bovada on a per game basis and for the series as a whole.

BetOnline lists the Dubs as 13 point favorites in game 1 at Oracle Arena, where they have only lost two games all season. Houston went 2-5 in their last seven road games to finish the year and have not beat Golden State in Oakland in their last five attempts according to OddsShark.com.

The tentative OVER/UNDER line stands at 225 total points. The OVER is a solid bet whenever these two teams clash, as the total has gone OVER in four of the last six games overall for both Golden State and Houston. However the total has gone UNDER in four of Houston's final five road games.