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Despite High-Flying Offenses, the UNDER is Trending in Thunder-Rockets Tilts

The Russell Westbrook show makes its next stop at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Friday, as the Oklahoma City Thunder welcome the Houston Rockets to town. Westbrook has recorded seven consecutive triple-doubles and can match Oscar Robertson (1961) and Michael Jordan (1989) for the second-longest triple-double streak in NBA history. Sportsbooks opened the Thunder as 1.5-point chalk with an OVER/UNDER of 223.

Shark Bites
  • The Rockets are 2-5 SU in their last seven games on the road after consecutive home games.
  • The Rockets are 11-2 ATS in their last 13 games with one day off between games.
  • The Thunder are 2-6 SU and ATS in their last eight games against teams with winning records.

Unsurprisingly, the Thunder are 9-2 SU this season when Westbrook records a triple-double. Both teams are streaking right now, as the Thunder have won six straight and the Rockets have won six of seven and are on a season-best four-game winning streak.

Eric Gordon has fit in nicely in Houston after signing with the squad in the offseason. Gordon is 34-for-68 from 3-point range while averaging 21.4 points over the past seven games. It’s quite clear Gordon is thriving in head coach Mike D’Antoni’s offense-first system, a nice break for a player who hasn’t lived up to his potential since entering the league in 2008.

When the Rockets and Thunder collide in Oklahoma City, the UNDER is a hot bet. The UNDER has paid out in eight of the previous 10 meetings between the clubs in Oklahoma.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Oklahoma City Thunder installed as -3-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 223.

A 116-115 result in favor of the Rockets is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oklahoma City Thunder bring a 14-8 record (12-10 ATS) to the battle against the 15-7 Houston Rockets, who are 15-7 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen Oklahoma City Thunder go 10-11-1 so far and the Houston Rockets go 12-10. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oklahoma City vs Houston injuries news.

The Oklahoma City Thunder sit at No. 10 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Houston Rockets are at No. 2 on that betting chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Oklahoma City's No. 7-ranked offense averaging 107.41 PPG, against a Houston Rockets defense that ranks No. 23 at 106.86 PPG. The Oklahoma City Thunder field goal percentage has averaged 45.96% so far, less than the Houston Rockets shooters have achieved on the year, 46.92% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rockets blew out Los Angeles on Wednesday, running up the score in a 134-95 win at Toyota Center.

Russell Westbrook went off for 32 points and added 13 rebounds leading Oklahoma City to a 102-99 win over Atlanta on Monday at Philips Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 8 games
  • Houston is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Oklahoma City is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Oklahoma City is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to Dallas, Saturday, December 10th
Oklahoma City home to Boston, Sunday, December 11th

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