It all comes down to one game to determine which Western Conference powerhouse will earn the right to compete for the NBA championship. Tipoff from Toyota Center is set for 9 p.m. ET Monday as the Houston Rockets host the Golden State Warriors.
For optimal analysis on this winner-take-all contest, look no further than SportsLine data scientist Stephen Oh. The co-founder of AccuScore specializes in sports simulations, statistical analyses and projections.
The formula has led Oh to consistent success for SportsLine, and he has been on an impressive run with his selections involving the Rockets, nailing 60 percent of his most recent picks.
We can tell you he likes the Over to hit in this matchup, and he's also found a critical X-factor you're not even considering that will determine which side of the spread you should be all over.
Will the Warriors, a six-point favorite, return to the finals for a fourth consecutive year, or do the Rockets survive and vie for their first title since 1995? ... Join SportsLine here to get the value side of Monday's Golden State vs. Houston matchup from a data scientist who is hitting 60 percent of his Rockets picks!