Rockets get tough game vs. Thunder
The Houston Rockets are 0-3 both SU and ATS in their last three games against the Oklahoma City Thunder as those Western Conference rivals meet again on Tuesday night in NBA betting action.
The Thunder got past the Rockets 104-92 as a 2.5-point road underdog on the NBA betting lines in the last game between the two teams on January 16. Overall the Rockets are 3-7 SU and 4-6 ATS in their last 10 games against the Thunder.
Supporters of the Rockets have seen them go 44-19 and 33-27-3 ATS so far this season, while the Thunder are at 46-17 and 34-28-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Thunder are 33-30, while the Rockets are 29-32-2.
This game matches up the No. 4 (Thunder) and the No. 3 (Rockets) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 102-100 result in favor of the Thunder is predicted by handicapping models.
In their last action, Houston was a 118-113 winner at home against the Trail Blazers. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (231) was profitable news for OVER bettors. James Harden went off for 41 points and added 10 rebounds leading Houston to a 118-113 win over Portland on Sunday at Toyota Center.
In their last action, Oklahoma City was a 114-110 loser on the road against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (224) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Thunder got a 27-point performance from Kevin Durant, who added 10 rebounds, but Los Angeles still ran past Oklahoma City 114-110 on Sunday at STAPLES Center.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Rockets rank No. 5 in the league with 45.25 per game. That compares with Oklahoma City’s No. 7 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Oklahoma City is the NBA’s No. 16-ranked team at 7.65 per game, while the Rockets rate No. 6 with 9.16 per contest.
Houston at Chicago, Thursday, March 13th
Oklahoma City home to Los Angeles, Thursday, March 13th