Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder - 11/17/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Oklahoma City Thunder (5-8) vs Houston Rockets (1-13)
Game Info: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Paycom Center)
Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder -3.5 -- Over/Under: 211 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Paycom Center. The Houston Rockets look to snap a 12-game losing streak. The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a win after splitting their last 10 games.
The Houston Rockets are averaging 101.8 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 112.8 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Christian Wood is averaging 16.5 points and 10.9 rebounds, while Jalen Green is averaging 13.9 points and 3.4 rebounds. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Porter Jr. is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 98.6 points on 41 percent shooting and allowing 107.2 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 21.6 points and 5 rebounds, while Luguentz Dort is averaging 15.8 points and 4.1 rebounds. Darius Bazley is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Giddey is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 30.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.1 rebounds per game.
The Rockets are 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 road games and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Thunder are 7-20 ATS in their last 27 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Rockets last 5 road games. The under is 7-1 in Thunder last 8 overall. The Rockets are 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Oklahoma City and 5-11 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are showing more and more flashes of being an OK team, and these are games they should win. The Houston Rockets are god awful in terms of results, as they're losing by an average of 12.5 points on the road and 14.9 points in the underdog role. You can't back the Rockets, and you can make a strong argument this line should be a lot steeper. I'll gladly side with OKC and the small chalk.
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Randy’s Pick Oklahoma City Thunder -3.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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