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August 20
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OKC 30 29 19 20 98
HOU 35 18 24 34 111
44-28
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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? Thursday at 3:30 PM ET

Broadcast: ESPN, SportsNet SW, FS-OK

James Harden will lead Houston against Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Oklahoma City on Thursday.

Betting Odds

Line: Houston -2

Moneyline: -133

Over/Under: 228

Movement Analysis: The over/under is holding at its original mark, showing no swings. Houston has a record of 25-32 against the spread when playing as the favorite, while Oklahoma City is 25-11 against the spread as underdogs this year.
Rockets vs Thunder: Against the Spread, Over/Under, and Straight Up Bet Types
Team ATS O/U SU
Houston Rockets 33-37 30-40 45-28
Oklahoma City Thunder 43-27 34-35 44-29

Rockets Preview

Impact Players

Harden powers the attack, responsible for 29.2% of the Rockets total offense, while taking an average of 22.3 field goal attempts. Westbrook is a player to watch, he averages 1.8 offensive boards a contest and grabs 18% of his team's rebounds. The Rockets offense is orchestrated by Harden, who accounts for 34.4% of all assists, while turning the ball over 4.5 times a game.

Insights

Houston is a dismal 16-23 when they fail to reach their scoring average, Oklahoma City allows 108.6. The Rockets are 19-23 when they shoot below their 35% season average from three. The Thunder allow opponents to shoot 34%. The Thunder surrender 44.7 rebounds a game. Houston stands to benefit, going 19-10 when they collect over their average of 44.2.

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Thunder Preview

Impact Players

Gilgeous-Alexander powers the attack, accounting for 17.1% of the Thunder total offense, while taking an average of 14.4 field goal attempts. Adams is a supplier of second chances, he averages 3.3 offensive rebounds a game and collects 21.6% of his team's rebounds. The Thunder offense is run by Paul, who is responsible for 31.2% of all assists, while turning the ball over 2.3 times a game.

Insights

Houston allows 114.8 points a contest and Oklahoma City stands to benefit. The Thunder are 28-9 when they score over their average of 110.4. 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 causes 15.4 turnovers a game.

Trends

Prediction

Houston : 115

Oklahoma City : 111

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
  OKC HOU  
47-32
All
49-35
26-14
Home
28-14
21-18
Away
21-21
29-10
as Fav
41-27
18-22
as Dog
8-8
47-31
ATS
37-46
22-17
ATS Home
20-22
25-14
ATS Away
17-24
36-41
O/U
32-50
21-18
O/U Home
15-26
15-23
O/U Away
17-24
Leaders
Points
Gilgeous-Alexander Photo
Oklahoma City Thunder
1331
Harden Photo
Houston Rockets
2335
Rebounds
Adams Photo
Oklahoma City Thunder
583
Tucker Photo
Houston Rockets
476
Assists
Gilgeous-Alexander Photo
Oklahoma City Thunder
232
Harden Photo
Houston Rockets
512
Last 5 Games
Thunder
Date Opp Result
09/02 @
Rockets logo
HOU
L 102-104
08/31 vs
Rockets logo
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
Rockets
Date Opp Result
09/12 @
Lakers logo
LAL
L 96-119
09/10 vs
Lakers logo
LAL
L 110-100
09/08 vs
Lakers logo
LAL
L 112-102
09/06 @
Lakers logo
LAL
L 109-117
09/04 @
Lakers logo
LAL
W 112-97