Thunder on road against the Rockets
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 4-0 both SU and ATS in their last four games against the Houston Rockets as those Western Conference teams hit the hardwood together on Friday night.
The Thunder and Rockets last met on March 11, with Oklahoma City winning 106-98 at home and covering the 4.5-point spread at the sportsbooks. The UNDER has now paid out in eight of the last nine Thunder vs. Rockets NBA matchups.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Rockets currently sport a record of 49-25, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 37-34-3 ATS. The Thunder are 55-19 and 40-32-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Rockets post a 37-35-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Thunder have gone 37-37 against the number.
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 6-rated Thunder taking on the No. 4-rated Rockets in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 102-100 win for the Thunder on Friday.
Last time out for Oklahoma City, they were a 106-94 winner as they battled the Spurs at home. The Thunder covered in the match as a 4-point favorite, while 200 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Oklahoma City got 28 points from Kevin Durant en route to a 106-94 victory over San Antonio on Thursday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Rockets were a 107-103 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Raptors. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (210) made winners of OVER bettors. James Harden went off for 26 points and added 6 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Toronto defeated Houston, 107-103 at Air Canada Centre.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Thunder rank No. 6 in the league with 45.01 per game. That compares with Houston’s No. 4 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Houston is the NBA’s No. 5-ranked team at 9.3 per game, while the Thunder rate No. 15 with 8.09 per contest.
A few Thunder at Rockets trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oklahoma City's last 9 games
Oklahoma City is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Oklahoma City is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Houston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Houston is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Houston's last 10 games
Houston is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Oklahoma City at Phoenix, Sunday, April 6th
Houston home to Denver, Sunday, April 6th