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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.

Betting Odds

Line: Houston -3

Moneyline: -150

Over/Under: 224

Movement 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.
Thunder vs Rockets: Against the Spread, Over/Under, and Straight Up Bet Types
Team ATS O/U SU
Houston Rockets 35-37 31-41 46-28
Oklahoma City Thunder 43-28 34-36 44-30

Rockets Preview

Impact Players

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.

Insights

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.

Trends

Thunder Preview

Impact Players

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.

Insights

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.

Trends

Prediction

Oklahoma City : 114

Houston : 112

Previous Betting Results (Regular Season)

Rockets vs Thunder previous results: straight up, ATS, Over/Under
Date Home Home Score Away Away Score Spread Cover Over/Under Result
01-20-2020 Rockets 107 Thunder 112 -7 N 230.5 U
01-09-2020 Thunder 113 Rockets 92 +4 Y 227.5 U
10-28-2019 Rockets 116 Thunder 112 -9.5 N 228 P
04-09-2019 Thunder 112 Rockets 111 +3 Y 229.5 U
02-09-2019 Rockets 112 Thunder 117 -3.5 N 238.5 U
12-25-2018 Rockets 113 Thunder 109 +3 Y 223 U
11-08-2018 Thunder 98 Rockets 80 +5 Y 213.5 U
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Team Records
  HOU OKC  
49-35
All
47-32
28-14
Home
26-14
21-21
Away
21-18
41-27
as Fav
29-10
8-8
as Dog
18-22
37-46
ATS
47-31
20-22
ATS Home
22-17
17-24
ATS Away
25-14
32-50
O/U
36-41
15-26
O/U Home
21-18
17-24
O/U Away
15-23
Leaders
Points
Harden Photo
Houston Rockets
2335
Gilgeous-Alexander Photo
Oklahoma City Thunder
1331
Rebounds
Tucker Photo
Houston Rockets
476
Adams Photo
Oklahoma City Thunder
583
Assists
Harden Photo
Houston Rockets
512
Gilgeous-Alexander Photo
Oklahoma City Thunder
232
Last 5 Games
Rockets
Date Opp Result
09/12 @
Lakers logo
LAL
L 96-119
09/10 vs
Lakers logo
LAL
L 110-100
09/08 vs
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LAL
L 112-102
09/06 @
Lakers logo
LAL
L 109-117
09/04 @
Lakers logo
LAL
W 112-97
Thunder
Date Opp Result
09/02 @
Rockets logo
HOU
L 102-104
08/31 vs
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HOU
W 100-104
08/29 @
Rockets logo
HOU
L 80-114
08/24 vs
Rockets logo
HOU
W 114-117
08/22 vs
Rockets logo
HOU
W 107-119