At the beginning of the Rockets vs. Thunder series was the absence of Russell Westbrook. Houston relies on Westbrook to take workload of James Harden. Westbrook keeps defenses honest for the three-time NBA scoring champion. Following four games out with injury Westbrook returned for game five. In limited action, he was able to emotionally lift his team to an NBA betting payout. Houston posted a dominant 114-90 rout. Now Oklahoma City trails this best of seven series 3-2. Houston can clinch the series with a win on Monday night. Public money says this series is over.
Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder – Game 6
|Date and Time:||Monday, August 31 2020, p.m. 9 ET|
|Location:||ESPN WWOS, Orlando, Florida|
|Rockets vs. Thunder TV Coverage:||TNT|
Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder SBG Odds Overview
Oklahoma City has the potential to bring enhanced sportsbook value. Public opinion has dramatically swung towards the Rockets. Westbrook’s return and the game five blowout have triggered a Houston rush. Of major concern to sharps are doubts of a repeat performance. Everything went the Rockets way in game five. That is difficult to duplicate. Further, OKC should rebound after that stink bomb performance.
Houston Rockets Team Overview
So far this has been an up and down series. Oklahoma City failed to pay in the first two games. Houston then came up empty in games three and four. And then in game five the Rockets laid the wood on OKC. Westbrook’s numbers weren’t big. But his presence was immeasurable mentally.
Key Houston Rockets: SG James Harden 31.8 PTS, 6.6 REB, 8 AST, 48.6 FG%, 35 3P%, 83.7 FT%, G Eric Garden 19.4 PTS, 3.2 REB, 3.2 AST, 40.9 FG%, 18.9 3P%, 87.5 FT%, F Jeff Green 15.6 PTS, 6.6 REB, 2.2 AST, 50.9 FG%, 47.1 3P%, 66.7 FT%
Oklahoma City Thunder Team Overview
Following that game five trip to the woodshed OKC must refocus. Their season is on the line. Likewise, the Thunder were the NBA’s most profitable team this season. More emphatically the squares continue to ignore them. Sharps swoop in for the bargain prices.
Key Oklahoma City Thunder: G Chris Paul 20.4 PTS, 6.8 REB, 4.4 AST, 49.4 FG%, 32.3 3P%, 80 FT%, G Dennis Schroder 19.4 PTS, 2.4 REB, 3.6 AST, 44.7 FG%, 32.4 3P%, 78.3 FT%, F Shai Gilgeous Alexander 17 PTS, 6.4 REB, 3.8 AST, 42.6 FG%, 34.6 3P%, 94.7 FT%
Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder Against the Spread
The Houston Rockets are:
- 5-9-1 vs. the line as a chalk
- 3-6 under the total when laying points
- 3-11 against the spread when favored against the Thunder
- 3-8 under the total as chalk to Oklahoma City
The Oklahoma City Thunder are:
- 5-4 against the spread in their last nine games
- 4-7 under the total when getting points
- 9-4 vs. the line head to head with the Rockets
- 4-8-1 under the total in their series with Houston
Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA SBG Best Bet
As was previously noted the Thunder have a strong NBA betting record against the Rockets. By reason of their normal consistency, Oklahoma City should rebound. Concurrently a game seven will come as no surprise. OKC has shown too much character over the season. Houston’s defense remains a long-term weakness.
Rockets vs. Thunder SBG Best Bet: Oklahoma City Thunder