Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder - 2/1/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Oklahoma City Thunder (8-10) vs Houston Rockets (9-9)
Game Info: Monday, February 1, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder +5.5 -- Over/Under: 222 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Monday in NBA action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Houston Rockets look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Houston Rockets are averaging 111 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 109.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Christian Wood is averaging 23.6 points and 10.7 rebounds while Victor Oladipo is averaging 22 points and 5.2 assists. John Wall is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Gordon is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.
The Oklahoma City Thunder need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 107.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 114.3 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 21.9 points and 5.4 rebounds while Luguentz Dort is averaging 12.7 points and 3.3 rebounds. Al Horford is the third double-digit scorer and George Hill is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.
The Rockets are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 Monday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Thunder are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games. The under is 18-7-1 in Rockets last 26 overall. The over is 6-2 in Thunder last 8 overall. The Rockets are 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Oklahoma City and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
This feels like two teams heading in different directions, as the Rockets have won five straight and are winning those games by an average of 12.4 points while lolling 41.8 percent shooting from the field. The Rockets look like a possible playoff team in the West since they moved on from James Harden. The Oklahoma City Thunder are starting to have issues defensively and actually lose at home this season by an average of 14.9 points. I'll lay the reasonable number.