For fans of high octane offensive basketball, the Houston Rockets deliver the goods. With the NBA’s leading scorer in James Harden the Rockets are a scoring machine. And it is offense that has made Houston a top road value for NBA Games Betting Odds. Opposite of Houston are the Oklahoma City Thunder. Defense, rather than offense, is what makes OKC a top playoff contender. And with Russell Westbrook the Thunder have just enough offense to get by. Of concern for Oklahoma City is scoring depth. Westbrook and the Thunder host Harden and the Rockets on Tuesday.
Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 8 p.m. Eastern
Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|Rockets||-5 (-110)||221½ (-110)|
|Thunder||+5 (-110)||221½ (-110)|
Rockets vs. Thunder TV Coverage: TNT
Home cooking has not been good for Oklahoma City. In 31 tries with the NBA Games Betting Odds OKC only has 13 home payouts. Additionally, OKC is slumping with just two covers in their last eight games. Under the total has paid in three of their last five games. Coming off a 108-100 loss at Portland the Thunder are now seventh in the West. Just two games separate Oklahoma City from being out of playoff position. Defensively OKC ranks eighth in the NBA. Offsetting that is an offense that ranks 14th.
Few teams bring better road profits than the Rockets. Houston has got the money in 20 of 31 away matchups. They are also in good form with seven payouts in their last ten games. Under the total has hit in four of Houston’s last six games. Also, just 11 of their 31 away games have cleared the over. Soaring is a second ranked offense that scores 114 points per outing. This ability to score is what has made Houston so dangerous as a road wagering commodity. Chris Paul and Eric Gordon offer scoring depth with 18 points per game each.
James Harden and Russell Westbrook bring plenty to the marquee. Coming off his sixth All Star Game Harden is averaging 31 points per game. Westbrook is a seven time All Star and the 2017 NBA Most Valuable Player. Mr. Everything for OKC has team highs of 25 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds per game.
Team vs. Team
Head to head in this sportsbook series each team has four wins in the last eight meetings. Under the total has paid in four of the last six between Houston and the Thunder. However, the Rockets have been a tremendous value at the Thunder. In the last eight games at Chesapeake Energy Arena OKC has just one payout against Houston. Five of the last six in this series at Oklahoma City went under the total.
Matchup to Watch
James Harden and the Houston offense face a strong challenge from the Thunder defense. As a result, this is a matchup of opposites with the NBA Games Betting Odds. Sure, Russell Westbrook offers a strong counter to Harden. But OKC gives Westbrook less of a supporting cast on offense. Finally, Houston’s dominance of this series at Chesapeake Energy Arena impresses.
Rockets vs. Thunder NBA games Betting Odds Picks
In conclusion the Thunder are a proven weak betting value at home. Road trips have provided optimum betting value for the Rockets. Hence, the Houston Rockets rate the call.
NBA Betting Online Pick: Houston Rockets
NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Rockets 115, Thunder 109
Check out James Harden’s All-Star profile.