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ESPN’s Prediction For Tonight’s Warriors-Rockets Game 7

A closeup view of James Harden in his Rockets uniform.

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 10: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets looks on during the first half of a game against the LA Clippers at Staples Center on April 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Tonight is Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals. It all comes down to this.

The Golden State Warriors are looking for their fourth-straight NBA Finals appearance and a fourth-straight showdown with LeBron James and the Cavaliers. The Houston Rockets will be looking for their first trip to the Finals since 1995.

The Rockets are the No. 1 seed and are playing at home, but the Warriors are the favorites tonight. Despite missing Andre Iguodala, they still have experience on their side, plus some guys named Curry, Durant, Thompson and Green.

Also, the Rockets might be playing again without point guard Chris Paul. Even if CP3 does give it a go, there's no telling how long his hamstring will hold up.

At least one computer is sticking with the Rockets though.

ESPN has released its statistical picks for tonight’s game. Using the NumberFire metrics, Houston has a 71 percent shot to win tonight.

ESPN's prediction for Game 7.

The Warriors and Rockets tip off at 9 p.m. ET on TNT.

Winner moves on, loser goes home.