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Rockets are a Sizzling Play vs OKC

James Harden Kevin Durant

The Houston Rockets are clinging to a playoff spot in the Western Conference, which means every game from now until the end of the season is huge. It won’t be easy on Tuesday, as James Harden and company are set to tangle with the high-flying Oklahoma City Thunder. The Rockets have traditionally fared well in this series, winning five of their last six versus the Thunder.

Shark Bites
  • The Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last five games against the Western Conference.
  • The Thunder are 5-14 ATS in their last 19 games after an ATS win.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the Thunder's last seven games with two days off between games.

Houston, who is tied with the Dallas Mavericks for seventh place in the West, are a fantastic source of OVERs in this spot. In the Rockets’ last nine games with two days off between games, the OVER is 8-1.

Oklahoma City has already clinched its playoff spot and owns a 4.5 game lead over the Los Angeles Clippers for the No. 3 spot in the conference. Russell Westbrook hasn’t been his normal self lately, as the dynamic point guard went 4-of-17 from the field in Saturday’s 115-111 win over Indiana.

Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oklahoma City Thunder sit at 48-22 (29-38-3 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Houston Rockets are currently 35-35 (29-40-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? Oklahoma City is 32-38 OU and Houston is 42-28 OU. This season the Oklahoma City Thunder are 48-22 overall and 29-38-3 ATS against the number, while the Houston Rockets are 35-35 and 29-40-1 ATS. As for the totals, Oklahoma City is 32-38 on the OU, and Houston is 42-28. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oklahoma City vs Houston injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 7 (Oklahoma City Thunder) and the No. 15 (Rockets) teams in the league, according to our current NBA betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Oklahoma City's No. 1-rated NBA squad against Houston's No. 21-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Oklahoma City rates No. 17 in the league with 8.07 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 2 with 10.63 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Michael Beasley went off for 30 points and added 9 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Atlanta defeated Houston, 109-97 at Philips Arena.

The Pacers were burned for 33 points by Kevin Durant on Saturday as the Thunder picked up a 115-111 win at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 15 of Houston's last 19 games on the road
  • Houston is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Oklahoma City
  • Oklahoma City is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Oklahoma City is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Oklahoma City is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

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Oklahoma City home to Utah, Thursday, March 24th