NBA Betting Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets
Favorite: Houston Rockets (44-28)
Underdog: Oklahoma City Thunder (44-28)
When does the game start? Saturday at 6:00 PM ET
Broadcast: ESPN, FS-OK, SportsNet SW
James Harden will lead Houston against Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Oklahoma City on Saturday.
Line: Houston -3
Over/Under: 224Movement Analysis: The total is holding at its opening figure, displaying no major movement. Houston has a record of 25-32 against the spread when playing as the favorite, while Oklahoma City is 26-12 against the spread as underdogs this year.
|Oklahoma City Thunder||43-28||34-36||44-30|
Harden powers the attack, accounting for 29% of the Rockets total offense, while taking an average of 22.2 shot attempts. Westbrook is a supplier of second chances, he averages 1.8 offensive boards a contest and grabs 17.9% of his team's rebounds. The Rockets offense is orchestrated by Harden, who is responsible for 34.6% of all assists, while turning the ball over 4.5 times a contest.
Houston is just 17-23 when they fail to reach their scoring average, Oklahoma City allows 108.7. The Rockets are 20-23 when they shoot below their 35% season average from three. The Thunder allow opponents to shoot 34%. The Thunder give up 44.6 rebounds a contest. Houston stands to benefit, going 19-10 when they grab over their average of 44.1.
Gilgeous-Alexander powers the attack, accounting for 17.2% of the Thunder total offense, while taking an average of 14.5 field goal attempts. Adams is a force down low, he averages 3.3 offensive rebounds a contest and grabs 21.4% of his team's rebounds. The Thunder offense is conducted by Gilgeous-Alexander, who is responsible for 15.3% of all assists, while turning the ball over 1.9 times a contest.
Houston gives up 114.5 points per contest and Oklahoma City hopes to capitalize. The Thunder are 28-9 when they score over their average of 110.2. While ball security is typically vital, it's hardly a death knell to Oklahoma City who have a record of 15-13 when they turn the ball over more than their 13 season average, Houston forces 15.4 turnovers a contest.
Oklahoma City : 114
Houston : 112
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