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Thunder visit Rockets in NBA clash

Oklahoma City ThunderHouston Rockets
Jan 7, 8:00 PM | Toyota Center

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets Odds


Oklahoma City pays a visit to Houston on Saturday, hoping to send the Rockets to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Toyota Center.

The Rockets are 2-5 so far on the season, and 2-5 ATS vs. the number. The Thunder, meanwhile, are 6-2 and 3-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Houston go 3-4 and the Thunder go 3-5 on the totals.

View Oklahoma City vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 3 (Rockets) and the No. 18 (Thunder) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 101-92 result in favor of the Thunder is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 14-ranked offense (95.7 PPG) against a Thunder defense that ranks No. 24 at 97.5 PPG. The Rockets have averaged 45.5% from the field per game, less than the Thunder have managed so far this season (47% on average).

Defensively, the Thunder feature the league's No. 18-rated defense on the road, allowing 98.3 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.

The Rockets were a 109-94 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Thunder. They failed to cover the 10.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (203) made winners of UNDER bettors. Houston got 13 points from Kevin Martin but lost anyway 109-94 against the Thunder on Friday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing San Antonio are 5-5
After playing Houston are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Charlotte are 7-3
After playing Oklahoma City are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Thunder at Rockets trends to consider:
Oklahoma City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston
Oklahoma City is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma City's last 7 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oklahoma City's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games at home
Houston is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City
Houston is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
Houston is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games when playing Oklahoma City

Next up:
Oklahoma City home to San Antonio, Sunday, January 8
Houston at Charlotte, Tuesday, January 10