Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder betting odds and picks

OKC Hosts Rockets in Potential Betting on NBA Games Playoff Preview

April 8th, 2019 NBA Basketball, Sportsbook

Namely with Russell Westbrook and Paul George the Oklahoma City Thunder have marquee star power. Yet so too do the Houston Rockets with NBA scoring champion and machine James Harden. Both teams are playoff bound and Houston will be a top tier betting on NBA Games favorite in the Western Conference. Last year the Rockets were just one win shy of a berth in the NBA Finals. And while Houston has been an inconsistent betting value this year nobody doubts their post season potential. By contrast Oklahoma City will limp into the playoffs as a seven or eight seed.

Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

Date and Time:  Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 9:30 p.m. ET

Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Houston has gained a lot of betting value momentum down the stretch run.  As an example, the Rockets have lost only two of their last 10 games against the spread.  Just two of their last eight have gone over the total.  Balance has been a key factor in Houston’s success.  Consider that Houston ranks 11th for scoring offense and 10th for points allowed.  As a result, the Rockets have a record of 52-28 straight up, 39-38-3 against the spread, and 38-40-2 under the total.

By contrast the Thunder have been fading down the stretch.  OKC has dropped six of their last 10 against the odds.  Three of their last five have gone under the total.  Defensively the Thunder have slipped to 15th in the NBA.  Counter to that is an offense that ranks eighth in the Association.  Owing to that is a record of 46-33 straight up, 40-39 vs. the line, and 38-40-1 under the total.

Late on Houston shown good betting on NBA Games value on the road.  In their last 11 away games the Rockets have lost just three against the spread.  Eight of Houston’s last 12 away games have gone under the total.  By contrast Oklahoma City has been a weak wagering value at home.  In their last 13 games at Chesapeake Energy Arena the Thunder have produced only four winning tickets.  Eight of their last 12 home games have gone under the total.

Oklahoma City has been the superior sportsbook value in their head to head series with Houston.  To show the Thunder have covered the spread in five of their last seven games against the Rockets.  The last four meetings between these teams have failed to clear the total.  Further, at Chesapeake Energy Arena the Thunder have held strong against the Rockets.  Houston has come away with the money in only two of their last 10 visits to Oklahoma City.  Six of the last eight at OKC between these teams have gone under the total.

Matchup to Watch

In this situation we have a classic playoff tune up game for both teams.  As mentioned earlier the Thunder have the betting on NBA Games matchup advantage over Houston. And especially at home.  Also, the Thunder can potentially avoid Golden State in the first round with a win in this game.

Rockets vs. Thunder NBA games Betting Odds Picks

On the whole Oklahoma City is the better choice in this matchup.

Rockets vs. Thunder NBA Betting Online Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder

Rockets vs. Thunder NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Oklahoma City 108, Houston 99

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