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Thunder vs Rockets Betting Matchup Report

Houston RocketsOklahoma City Thunder
Jan 6, 8:00 PM | Chesapeake Energy Arena

Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds


The Thunder will try to cover the spread at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Friday when they get a visit from the Rockets in basketball action.

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

View Houston vs Oklahoma City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Thunder in this one, they're listed as 9-point favorites on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 204 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 18-rated Thunder and the No. 3-ranked Rockets, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 99-93 result in favor of the Thunder.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oklahoma City's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 98.6 PPG, against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 28 at 101.8 PPG. The Thunder field goal percentage has averaged 46.1% so far, more than the Rockets shooters have achieved on the year, 45.4% per game.

Defensively, the Rockets feature the league's No. 29-rated defense on the road, allowing 110.5 points per game. Oklahoma City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.

Houston lost its last outing, a 117-89 result against the Clippers on January 4. The Rockets failed to cover in that game as a 7-point underdog, while the 206 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Houston was crushed on Wednesday, getting run out of the gym by Los Angeles and falling 117-89 at STAPLES Center.

In their last action, Oklahoma City was a 103-93 loser at home against the Trail Blazers. They failed to cover the 4.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (196) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Thunder endured a 103-93 loss at the hands of the Trail Blazers on Tuesday, despite a 23-point effort from James Harden at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After playing LA Clippers are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Oklahoma City Thunder Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Portland are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Rockets at Thunder trends to consider:
Houston is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Oklahoma City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
Houston is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma City's last 5 games when playing Houston
Oklahoma City is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
Oklahoma City is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Houston home to Oklahoma City, Saturday, January 7
Oklahoma City at Houston, Saturday, January 7