With a six-game cushion on either side of them in the standings, the Rockets can essentially use the rest of the regular season to rest starters and fine-tune their strategy heading into the postseason. It’s a little disappointing that the battle between the two favorites in the MVP race won’t mean much in the grand scheme of themes but it’s safe to assume that Russell Westbrook is still primed for a huge day for the Thunder.
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- The Thunder are 0-5 SU and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on the road against the Rockets.
- The total has gone OVER in 9 of the Rockets’ last 12 games at home.
- The Thunder are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games on the road.
Houston has taken the last two meetings in this matchup and they opened as a 6.5-point favorite tonight. Both teams have won six of their last seven games heading in and considering the Rockets’ position, it’s tough to see the Thunder getting blown out in this spot. During their 6-1 SU run, Westbrook and the Thunder have also gone 6-1 against the spread (2-1 as an underdog).
With the Grizzlies right behind them in the Western Conference playoff race, expect Russell and the Thunder to come out flying tonight and look for them to stay within the posted number against a Rockets team that hasn’t been a great spread bet at home.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Houston Rockets installed as -6.5-point favorites in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 235.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 114-112 result in favor of the Rockets. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Houston Rockets sit at 50-22 (41-31 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Oklahoma City Thunder are currently 41-30 (40-31 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? Houston is 38-33-1 OU and Oklahoma City is 31-34-6 OU. This season the Houston Rockets are 50-22 overall and 41-31 ATS against the number, while the Oklahoma City Thunder are 41-30 and 40-31 ATS. As for the totals, Houston is 38-33-1 on the OU, and Oklahoma City is 31-34-6. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Oklahoma City injuries news.
The betting Power Rankings at Odds – Shark have the No. 6-rated Oklahoma City Thunder taking on the No. 1-rated Houston Rockets in this NBA contest.
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder rank No. 1 in the league with 46.31 per game. That compares with Houston’s No. 9 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Houston is the NBA’s No. 1-ranked team at 14.58 per game, while the Oklahoma City Thunder rate No. 26 with 8.39 per contest.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Oklahoma City cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Philadelphia out of the gym and running up a 122-97 score at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
James Harden poured in 38 points for Houston on Friday, as they defeated New Orleans 117-107 at Toyota Center.
- Oklahoma City is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
- Oklahoma City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
- Oklahoma City is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Oklahoma City is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
- Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
- Houston is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home
- Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 9 of Houston’s last 12 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Oklahoma City at Dallas, Monday, March 27th
Houston home to Golden State, Tuesday, March 28th