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.
Line: Houston -2
Over/Under: 228Movement 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.
|Oklahoma City Thunder||43-27||34-35||44-29|
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.
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.
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.
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.
Houston : 115
Oklahoma City : 111
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