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Rockets face Thunder: NBA odds preview

Houston RocketsOklahoma City Thunder
March 13, 8:00 PM | Chesapeake Energy Arena

Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds

22-20TEAM RECORD32-9

NBA betting interest will be piqued on Tuesday when the Rockets of Houston hit the hard court against the Thunder of Oklahoma City.

The Rockets will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 20-21-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Thunder are 23-18 ATS. Houston is 18-24 on the totals; Oklahoma City is 20-21.

View Houston vs Oklahoma City Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 19-rated Rockets taking on the No. 5-rated Thunder in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 105-98 win for the Thunder on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oklahoma City's No. 3-ranked offense (102.4 PPG) against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 22 at 97.8 PPG. The Thunder have averaged 47.3% from the field per game, more than the Rockets have managed so far this season (45.1% on average).

Defensively, the Rockets feature the league's No. 25-rated defense on the road, allowing 101.6 points per game. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Houston was a 118-107 loser on the road against the Cavaliers. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (225) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Houston got 30 points from Luis Scola en route to a 118-107 loss at the hands of Houston on Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Last time out for Oklahoma City, they were a 122-95 winner as they battled the Bobcats at home. The Thunder covered in the match as a 17.5-point favorite, while 217 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Thunder blew out Charlotte on Saturday, running up the score in a 122-95 win at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Charlotte are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Denver are 5-5
After playing Charlotte are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

A few Rockets at Thunder trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
Houston is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing Oklahoma City
Houston is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games at home
Oklahoma City is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston

Next up:
Houston home to Charlotte, Wednesday, March 14
Oklahoma City at Denver, Thursday, March 15