NBA Betting Preview: Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
Favorite: Oklahoma City Thunder (44-28)
Underdog: Houston Rockets (44-28)
When does the game start? Tuesday at 6:30 PM ET
Broadcast: TNT, SportsNet SW, FS-OK
The Oklahoma City Thunder, led by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, will face off against the Houston Rockets in an NBA matchup on Tuesday.
Line: Oklahoma City -2
Over/Under: 225Movement Analysis: The over/under is holding at its original mark, indicating no notable movement. Oklahoma City has a record of 18-15 against the spread when listed as the favorite, while Houston is 8-5 against the spread as underdogs this season.
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Gilgeous-Alexander is a major contributor, accounting for 17.2% of the Thunder total offense, while taking an average of 14.5 field goal attempts. Adams is a player to watch, he averages 3.3 offensive boards a contest and grabs 21.5% of his team's rebounds. The Thunder offense is conducted by Paul, who is responsible for 31.1% of all assists, while turning the ball over 2.3 times a contest.
Oklahoma City is a solid 28-9 when they score over their average of 110.4 points per game, Houston allows 114.8 per contest. The Thunder are 16-22 when they shoot below their 47% season average from the field. The Rockets allow opponents to shoot 46%. While ball security is typically vital, it rarely spells the end for Oklahoma City, who has a record of 15-13 when they turn the ball over more than their 13 season average. Houston causes 15.4 turnovers a game.
Harden leads the attack, accounting for 29.1% of the Rockets total offense, while taking an average of 22.3 shots per game. Westbrook is a player to keep an eye on, he averages 1.8 offensive rebounds a game and grabs 17.9% of his team's rebounds. The Rockets offense is orchestrated by Harden, who accounts for 34.8% of all assists, while turning the ball over 4.5 times a contest.
Houston is just 16-23 when they fail to reach their scoring average. Oklahoma City allows 108.4per contest. The Rockets are 19-23 when they shoot below their 35% season average from three. The Thunder allow opponents to shoot 34%. Houston should be able to run the offense as they see fit, as they are 23-12 when they turnover the ball less than their season average of 14.2, Oklahoma City opponent's average 13.6 turnovers a game.
Houston : 114
Oklahoma City : 112
Previous Betting Results (Regular Season)
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