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Rockets vs Thunder NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder
- Where: Oklahoma City at Paycom Center
- Date: Wednesday, February 15th
- Betting Odds OKC -9, HOU +313 | OKC -396 O/U 235.0
So far, the Rockets have put together an overall record of 13-44, while going 22-33-2 vs the spread. Over the Rockets current 6 game losing streak, they have an average scoring differential of -13.5 points per game.
Not only did the Rockets drop their last game to the 76ers. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 123-104 as 14 point underdogs. In the defeat, Houston did not outscore the 76ers in a single quarter. Leading the team in scoring was Jalen Green, as he contributed 29 points while hitting 30.0% of his shots.
So far, the Thunder have put together an overall record of 27-29, while going 35-21-0 vs the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 2-1 straight-up and 2-1 vs the spread.
The Thunder are coming off a dissappointing 103-100 loss to the Pelicans. Going into the game, they were favored to win by 3 points. Oklahoma City was not able to make a comeback in this matchup, as they went into the half down by 9. Leading the team in scoring was Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, as he contributed 24 points while hitting 38.1% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Rockets picked up the win 118-105 win over the Thunder. Heading into the game, Houston was the 2.0 point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. So far this season, the Rockets have a record of 2-1 vs the Thunder. Similar to their season-long average, the Rockets averaged 107.25 points per game vs the Thunder. While the Rockets were able to maintain their usual level of production against Oklahoma City, the Thunder averaged fewer points per game in the series, at 97.75. When looking at how these teams have performed against the spread in recent matchups, the Rockets hold the edge at 4-1. However, the average scoring margin in these matchups has been tight, sitting at just 1 points per game. A combined average of 225 points per game was achieved in these matchups, leading to an over-under mark of 2-3.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 57 games, the Rockets are averaging 110.0 points per contest, placing them 29th in the NBA. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Rockets are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 99.0 per contest. This deliberate style of basketball has played a role in the unit ranking just 27th in made shots per game.
Against the Thunder, the Rockets will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 30th in points allowed.
On offense, Jalen Green leads the Rockets in scoring at 21.9 points per game, placing him 33rd in the NBA. Overall, Green has hit 41.1% of his shots while accounting for 20.3% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 21st in points allowed to shooting guards. At 15.3 points per game, Alperen Sengün is the 2nd leading scorer for the Rockets. For the season, he is 57th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 56.7%.
The Oklahoma City offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 5th ranked offense at 117.6 points per game. In terms of pace, the Thunder are on the top units in the NBA, averaging 101.6 possessions per game. Not only is the team ranked near the top of the leauge in possessions, but this fast-paced style has translated to an increased number of made shots, as they are 3rd in the league in made field goals per game.
Against the Rockets, the Thunder will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 15th in points allowed.
On offense, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander leads the Thunder in scoring at 30.9 points per game, placing him 5th in the NBA. Overall, Gilgeous-Alexander has hit 50.8% of his shots while accounting for 21.8% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 23rd in points allowed to point-guards. At 16.4 points per game, Josh Giddey is the 2nd leading scorer for the Thunder. For the season, he is 99th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 48.8%.
Rockets vs Thunder Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Rockets +9
- Free Total Prediction: Over 235.0