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
James Harden will lead Houston against Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Oklahoma City on Saturday.
Line: Houston -5.5
Over/Under: 226.5Movement 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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