Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder - 12/1/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder - 12/1/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma City Thunder (6-14) vs Houston Rockets (4-16)

Game Info: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Paycom Center)

Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder -3.5 -- Over/Under: 213 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 build on their three-game winning streak. The Oklahoma City Thunder look to snap a six-game losing streak.

The Houston Rockets are averaging 103.5 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Christian Wood is averaging 16.8 points and 11.8 rebounds, while Jalen Green is averaging 14 points and 3.1 rebounds. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Porter Jr. is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 98.5 points on 40.7 percent shooting and allowing 105.8 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 20.2 points and 5.1 rebounds, while Luguentz Dort is averaging 16.8 points and 4.3 rebounds. Josh Giddey is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Bazley is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 30.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.7 rebounds per game.

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The Rockets are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Thunder are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 6-1 in Rockets last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 11-4 in Thunder last 15 overall. The Rockets are 1-8 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Oklahoma City.

Don't look now, but the Houston Rockets have won three straight games, and they're a young team that should thrive off confidence and even flashes of success. The Oklahoma City Thunder are the better team on paper, but they've lost six straight games, they're losing their last five games by an average of 7.8 points, and they just lost to the Rockets on Monday. OKC should be favored, but we're getting free points with the team in better form. I'll take a stab with the Rockets in the underdog role.

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Randy’s Pick Houston Rockets +3.5

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