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Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds
Houston travels to Oklahoma City on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 7-7 mark with a victory over the Thunder.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Thunder are 11-4 so far on the season, and 8-5-2 ATS vs. the number. The Rockets, meanwhile, are 7-7 and 7-6-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Oklahoma City go 7-7-1 and the Rockets go 8-6 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Thunder - Rockets odds would favor the Rockets if the lines were set according to power ranks. Oklahoma City is rated No. 8 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Rockets sit at No. 7. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 109-103 win for the Thunder.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oklahoma City's No. 2-ranked offense (104.4 PPG) against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 24 at 100.2 PPG. The Thunder have averaged 47.9% from the field per game, more than the Rockets have managed so far this season (43.8% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Rockets own the league's No. 28-rated mark, allowing 105.2 points per game when playing on the road. Oklahoma City, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring on their home court.
In their last action, Houston was a 117-101 winner at home against the Raptors. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (218) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Houston got 24 points and 12 assists from James Harden en route to a 117-101 victory over Toronto on Tuesday at Toyota Center.
In their last action, Oklahoma City was a 114-69 winner at home against the Bobcats. They covered the 11.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (183) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Charlotte was run off the court by the Thunder on Monday as Oklahoma City blasted the Bobcats 114-69 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Utah are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 2-8
After a win are 5-5
Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Utah are 7-3
After playing Charlotte are 3-7
After a win are 7-3
A few Rockets at Thunder trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games
Houston is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games when playing Oklahoma City
Houston is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oklahoma City's last 7 games
Oklahoma City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
Houston home to Utah, Saturday, December 1
Oklahoma City home to Utah, Friday, November 30