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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets Odds
The Rockets will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Thunder tip off at Toyota Center on Wednesday in NBA play.
The Rockets sit at 29-26 (30-24-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Thunder are currently 39-14 (30-20-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Houston is 31-24 OU, and Oklahoma City is 27-24-2 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Rockets installed as 3.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including , at 218.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Rockets sit at No. 7 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Thunder are at No. 1 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Thunder will win this game 112-106.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Houston's No. 10-rated squad against Oklahoma City's No. 12-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Houston rates No. 2 in the league with 10.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 10 with 7.6 per outing.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Thunder own the league's No. 11-rated mark, allowing 98.2 points per game when playing on the road. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring on their home court.
Last time out for Oklahoma City, they were a 110-100 loser as they battled the Heat at home. The Thunder failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point favorite, while 210 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Oklahoma City got 40 points from Kevin Durant en route to a 110-100 loss at the hands of Oklahoma City on Thursday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Houston lost its last outing, a 106-96 result against the Clippers on February 13. The Rockets covered in that game as a 11-point underdog, while the 202 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Houston got 17 points from Chandler Parsons but lost anyway 106-96 against the Clippers on Wednesday at STAPLES Center.
Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2
Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Brooklyn are 7-3
After playing LA Clippers are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5
A few Thunder at Rockets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games
Oklahoma City is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oklahoma City's last 10 games when playing on the road against Houston
Oklahoma City is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Houston is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Houston's last 12 games at home
Oklahoma City home to Minnesota, Friday, February 22
Houston at Brooklyn, Friday, February 22