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Home Sides Dominating HOU-OKC Series

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The red-hot Oklahoma City Thunder have won nine of their last 10 games and will be looking to keep their winning ways going Friday when they welcome the Houston Rockets to town. Home court advantage has been huge in this series when it comes to cashing spread bets, as visiting teams are an ugly 1-5 ATS in the last six meetings between the Western Conference squads.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in four of the Rockets' last five games with one day off between games.
  • The Rockets are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games after a loss.
  • The total has gone OVER in the Thunder's last four games with one day off between games.

The Rockets, who opened as 7.5-point road underdogs, are far from a safe play against the chalk. Houston is just 1-5 SU and ATS in their last six games as underdogs away from home.

Houston has bounced back from an awful start to the campaign and has looked considerably better as of late, however they ran into an angry San Antonio Spurs team on Wednesday. The Spurs, fresh off getting trounced by the Golden State Warriors, hammered the Rockets 130-99. James Harden and company let the Spurs shoot a sizzling 56 percent from the floor, including 12-of-33 from deep.

Since being inserted into the starting lineup, Thunder guard Dion Waiters has given OKC a shot in the arm offensively. Waiters is averaging 15 points in two games since joining the starting five.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Oklahoma City Thunder installed as -8.5-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 222.5.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 116-108 result in favor of the Thunder today. 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 are 35-13 so far on the NBA season, and 19-29 ATS vs the spread betting line. The Houston Rockets, meanwhile, are 25-23 and 20-28 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Oklahoma City go 21-27 and the Rockets go 27-21 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oklahoma City vs Houston injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the Oklahoma City Thunder rated this week at No. 5 and the Houston Rockets sitting at No. 17.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Oklahoma City's No. 2-ranked offense averaging 109.31 PPG, against a Houston Rockets defense that ranks No. 27 at 106.08 PPG. The Oklahoma City Thunder field goal percentage has averaged 47.55% so far, more than the Houston Rockets shooters have achieved on the year, 44.48% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston was run off the court by the Spurs on Wednesday as San Antonio blasted them 130-99 at AT&T Center.

The Thunder got a 24-point performance from Russell Westbrook, who added 15 assists as Oklahoma City ran past Minnesota 126-123 on Wednesday at Target Center.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games
  • Houston is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Oklahoma City is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Oklahoma City is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 6 games
  • Oklahoma City is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to Washington, Saturday, January 30th
Oklahoma City home to Washington, Monday, February 1st