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Rockets Host Thunder: NBA Betting

Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder will be in Houston on Wednesday night to play the Rockets in NBA betting action.

Oklahoma City has won four straight games over Houston, covering the posted spread in three of those contests. Overall the Thunder are 6-4 SU and 5-5 ATS in the last 10 meetings between the teams.

View Oklahoma City vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Thunder before tip-off in this one will find them as 3.5-point favorites, while the total sits at 203.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rockets rated this week at No. 14 and the Thunder sitting at No. 11. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 103-99 result in favor of the Thunder today.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 9-ranked offense (97.6 PPG) against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 19 at 96 PPG. The Rockets have averaged 44.9% from the field per game, less than the Thunder have managed so far this season (47.5% on average).

Defensively, the Thunder feature the league's No. 22-rated defense on the road, allowing 98.1 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the league in scoring at home.

The Thunder were a 111-85 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Jazz. They covered the 12-point spread as favorites, while the total score (196) made winners of UNDER bettors. Utah was run off the court by the Thunder on Tuesday as Oklahoma City blasted the Jazz 111-85 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Houston lost its last outing, a 93-83 result against the Grizzlies on February 14. The Rockets failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 176 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Kyle Lowry scored 24 points in a failed effort to lead the Rockets to victory (they lost 93-83 to Memphis at FedExForum on Tuesday).

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Golden State are 7-3
After playing Utah are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Memphis are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Thunder at Rockets trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Houston
Oklahoma City is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oklahoma City's last 8 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 8 games
Houston is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
Houston is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Houston's last 16 games at home

Next up:
Oklahoma City home to Golden State, Friday, February 17
Houston home to Minnesota, Friday, February 17