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? Wednesday at 6:30 PM ET
Broadcast: TNT, SportsNet SW, FS-OK
The Houston Rockets, led by James Harden, will challenge the Oklahoma City Thunder in an NBA matchup on Wednesday.
Line: Houston -4
Over/Under: 224Movement Analysis: The over/under stands at its opening mark, displaying no swings. Houston has a record of 25-33 against the spread when listed as the favorite, while Oklahoma City is 27-12 against the spread as underdogs this season.
|Oklahoma City Thunder||44-28||35-36||46-30|
Harden powers the attack, responsible for 29.1% of the Rockets total offense, while taking an average of 22.3 shot attempts. Westbrook is a player to keep an eye on, he averages 1.8 offensive boards a game and records 17.9% of his team's rebounds. The Rockets offense is conducted by Harden, who accounts for 34.7% of all assists, while turning the ball over 4.5 times a game.
Houston is a disappointing 17-25 when they fail to reach their scoring average, Oklahoma City allows 108.7. The Rockets are 20-24 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 game. Houston stands to benefit, going 19-11 when they record 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 in the low block, he averages 3.3 offensive rebounds a game and grabs 21.3% of his team's rebounds. The Thunder offense is orchestrated by Gilgeous-Alexander, who is responsible for 15.3% of all assists, while turning the ball over 1.9 times a game.
The magic number for Oklahoma City is 110.4, they are 30-9 when they score over that total, luckily Houston gives up 114.6 per contest. While ball security is typically vital, it's hardly a death knell to Oklahoma City who have a record of 17-13 when they turn the ball over more than their 13 season average, Houston forces 15.3 turnovers per contest.
Houston : 113
Oklahoma City : 112
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