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August 29
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OKC 14 31 18 17 80
HOU 24 24 37 29 114
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NBA Betting Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets

Favorite: Houston Rockets (44-28)

Underdog: Oklahoma City Thunder (44-28)

Arena:

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

When does the game start?

Saturday at 6:30 PM ET

Broadcast:

TNT

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

Betting Odds

Line: Houston -5.5

Moneyline: -235

Over/Under: 226.5

Movement Analysis: The over/under stands at its initial figure, indicating no swings. Houston has a record of 26-33 against the spread when playing as the favorite, while Oklahoma City is 26-12 against the spread as underdogs this season.
Rockets vs Thunder: Against the Spread, Over/Under, and Straight Up Bet Types
Team ATS O/U SU
Houston Rockets 35-38 32-41 46-30
Oklahoma City Thunder 44-28 35-36 46-30

Rockets Preview

Impact Players

Harden is a major contributor, responsible for 29.1% of the Rockets total offense, while taking an average of 22.3 shot attempts. Westbrook is a force in the low block, he averages 1.8 offensive boards a game and collects 17.9% of his team's rebounds. The Rockets offense is orchestrated by Harden, who accounts for 34.7% of all assists, while turning the ball over 4.5 times a game.

Insights

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 allow opponents 44.6 rebounds per contest. Houston hopes to capitalize, going 19-11 when they grab over their average of 44.1.

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Thunder Preview

Impact Players

Gilgeous-Alexander is a major contributor, accounting for 17.2% of the Thunder total offense, while taking an average of 14.5 shots per game. Adams is a force in the low block, he averages 3.3 offensive rebounds a game and collects 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 contest.

Insights

Houston allows opponents 114.6 points a game, good news for Oklahoma City, they are 30-9 when they score over their average of 110.4. While ball security is typically vital, it rarely spells the end for Oklahoma City who have a record of 17-13 when they turn the ball over more than their 13 season average, Houston causes 15.3 turnovers a contest.

Trends

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
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