Soaring to the top of the Western Conference is Houston. The second-best offense in the NBA is what propels them to top seed for the playoffs. Boasting the NBA’s leading scorer in James Harden the Rockets are often dominant. Just as important is a Houston defense that has shown marked improvement. This has made them a compete team for betting on NBA Games with. Oklahoma City is gushing red ink lately. Worse yet has been their terrible betting value on the road. OKC has also been a favorite of “undertakers” this year.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets
Date and Time: Saturday, April 7, 2018, 8:30 p.m. Eastern
Location: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
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Thunder vs. Rockets TV Coverage: ABC
For Oklahoma City betting on NBA Games value is falling like a rock. In their last seven games they have paid out just once. Six of their last seven games have gone under the total. On the road this season OKC has covered just 16 of 39 games. they have gone under the total in 21 of those away tilts. Offensively the Thunder ranks 12th in the NBA. Defensively they are above average at 10th in the Association. Head coach Billy Donovan’s team has become too dependent on Russell Westbrook.
Houston has got the money in four of their last six games. Under the total has paid in five of their last seven tilts. Offense is their Rocket fuel with a NBA rank of second. Marked improvement has shown on defense with a rank of eighth in the Association. Head coach Mike D’Antoni has seen a career resurgence at Houston. Perfectly paired with James Harden, D’Antoni’s offensive wizardry has been unleashed. Known as a brilliant tactician he has the tools to thrive yet again. But perhaps what is most impressive is how well the Rockets play defense.
Important Names on Court
James Harden is the reason for the season at Houston. He is the NBA’s leading scorer with 31 points and nine assists per game. Clint Capela averages 11 rebounds per outing. For OKC Russell Westbrook does it all. The 2017 NBA MVP leads with 26 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds per game.
Team vs. Team
Head to head in this sportsbook series Houston has paid in three of their last five vs. OKC. Three of the last four between the Rockets and Thunder have gone under. At home Houston has got the money in six of their last nine against Oklahoma City. Four of the last six in this series at Houston went over the number.
Matchup to Watch
Houston is clearly in better and playoff form in this matchup. Peaking at the perfect time the Rockets look like a champion. Not to mention a profitable betting commodity. OKC has been a betting on NBA Games loser recently. The Thunder have provided no betting value on the road. They are slumping at the worst possible time. Recent performance and defense are the matchup edge for the Rockets. Oklahoma City’s recent form calls into question their playoff ability.
Thunder vs. Rockets NBA games Betting Odds Picks
James Harden and the Rockets are cranking cash. Houston rates the call!
NBA Betting Online Pick: Houston Rockets
NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Rockets 121, Thunder 103
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