When the Houston Rockets play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night, they will be attempting to end their three-game road losing run. The Thunder enter this contest after losing to New Orleans 103-100 as 3-point favorites, while the Rockets are coming off a 123-104 loss to Philadelphia as 14-point underdogs.
As they are almost certain to have one of the best opportunities to secure the No. 1 overall choice in next summer’s draft, Houston has established themselves as one of the worst teams in the league this season. However, given that the Rockets have already defeated the Thunder twice this year, they stand a good chance of covering the spread tonight.
Their greatest strength is on the glass, where they top the league in terms of rebound percentage. The Rockets, who lead the NBA in offensive rebounding, should have plenty of chances to score again against a Thunder team that allows the second-highest rate of offensive rebounding in the league.
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Guard Jalen Green, a second-year player, is the Rockets’ leader. Green has been given one of the longest leashes in the league despite occasionally being ineffective because of his enormous potential. The 21-year-old has been on fire lately, scoring 27.0 points per game on 41% shooting in his last three outings. Despite only shooting 33% from beyond the arc this season, his 7.7 attempts per game make him a serious threat.
Oklahoma City is still one of the most entertaining young teams in the league and is actively competing in the crowded Western Conference. The Thunder have been dreadful on offense while having an incomplete roster. With 117.6 PPG, Oklahoma City is seventh in terms of points scored per game.
With 55.6 PPG, they are fourth in interior scoring and spend the majority of their time in the paint. The Thunder rank ninth in three-point percentage and thirteenth in threes made per game, indicating that they are a potent outside shooting squad. The Thunder are also excellent at covering home favorites, winning eight of their last 12 matches.
Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder Game Information
- Date: 02/15/2023
- Time: 08:10 PM ET
- Location: Paycom Center.
- How to Watch Rockets vs Thunder: Bally Sports Network
- Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Rockets vs Thunder Betting Lines
Thunder are –475 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $21.05. On the other side, Rockets are +360 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $360.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Thunder at a 82.61% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Rockets have 21.74% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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