Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets

Rockets Host Thunder in Matchup of NBA Playoffs Betting Odds Contenders

February 6th, 2019 NBA Basketball, Sportsbook

Account of Golden State’s status as NBA champions do the rest of the Western Conference teams become betting underdogs.  Houston and Oklahoma City may not be top tier favorites with the NBA playoffs betting odds.  Yet they are both solid playoff teams that could make noise come spring time.  Houston’s rocket fuel is supplied by NBA scoring champion James Harden.  But the absence of injured center Clint Capela has been a drag on their value.  OKC’s thunder comes from Mr. Do It All Russell Westbrook.  Further support has been provided by leading scorer Paul George.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets

Date and Time: Saturday, February 9, 2019, 8:30 p.m. ET

Location: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas

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Oklahoma City Thunder

On this occasion Oklahoma City is one of the hottest teams on the pro basketball board.  The Thunder have gotten the money in six of their last eight games.  And six of OKC’s last seven games have gone over the total.  NBA rankings have Oklahoma City ranked fifth for scoring offense and 12th for points allowed.  As a result, the Thunder are 33-19 straight up, 29-23 vs. the odds and 28-24 over the total.

Houston Rockets

Contrarily Houston has been in terrible form vs. the number in recent games.  As an example, the Rockets have failed to pay in eight of their last 10 games.  Five of their last six have gone over the total.  Houston ranks 12th in the NBA for scoring offense and 16th for points against.  Owing to that is a record of 31-22 straight up, 24-28-1 vs. the line, and 31-22 over the total.

Important Players on Court

Naturally any conversation about the Rockets begins with scoring champ James Harden.  The guard is averaging a whopping 36.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.  OKC is powered by Paul George’s 27.8 points and 7.9 rebounds per matchup.  And Russell Westbrook adds 21.5 points, 10.9 rebounds and 11 assists per game.

Stats to Consider

Late on Oklahoma City has looked like NBA playoffs betting odds material in road games.  To show the Thunder have covered nine of their last 13 matchups away from home.  Five of their last six on the road have gone over the total.  By contrast Houston has struggled to maintain betting value at Toyota Center.  Gamblers have cashed just one winning ticket on the Rockets in their last five home games.  Four of their last five home games have gone over the total.

Team vs. Team

Commencing with the last five games has Oklahoma City shown sportsbook online value against Houston.  OKC has paid in four of their last six games with Houston.  Just one of the last seven games in this series have gone over the total.  Further, the Thunder have covered the spread in three of their last four visits to Toyota Center.  Just one of their last five at Houston in this matchup cleared the total.

Matchup to Watch

Indeed, Houston has lost value for NBA playoffs betting odds without injured center Clint Capela.  Concurrently the combination of Paul George and Russell Westbrook has been a difference maker for OKC.

Thunder vs. Rockets NBA games Betting Odds Picks

In view of recent results Oklahoma City rates the call!

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

Thunder vs. Rockets NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Thunder 110, Rockets 106

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