Rockets vs Thunder Prediction NBA Picks 2/27/24

Oklahoma City Thunder (40-17) vs Houston Rockets (25-32)

Game Info: Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 10:00 pm (Paycom Center)

Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder -10 -- Over/Under: 234.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Houston Rockets need a win after losing 3 of their last 4 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are riding a 5-game winning streak. Let’s preview this game and give out a Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder prediction.

Houston Rockets Betting Preview

The Houston Rockets recently beat the Suns while losing to the Thunder and Pelicans. The Houston Rockets are averaging 113.1 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 113.1 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Alperen Sengun is averaging 21 points and 9.2 rebounds, while Jalen Green is averaging 17.7 points and 4.8 rebounds. Fred VanVleet is the third double-digit scorer and Dillon Brooks is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game.

Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Preview

The Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Kings, Magic, Clippers, Wizards, and Rockets during this streak. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 121.5 points on 50.2 percent shooting and allowing 113.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 31.2 points and 6.6 assists, while Jalen Williams is averaging 19.1 points and 4 rebounds. Chet Holmgren is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Giddey is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 39.8 percent from beyond the arc and 83.1 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.5 rebounds per game.

Oklahoma City Thunder Player Facts

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ranks 1st amongst qualified players for steals per game (2.1) this season.
  • Chet Holmgren ranks 4th amongst qualified players for Blocks Per Game (2.6) this season.

Houston Rockets Player Facts

  • Fred VanVleet ranks 5th amongst qualified players for assist:turnover ratio (4.7) this season.
  • Alperen Sengun ranks 4th amongst qualified Centers for assists per game (4.9) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Thunder rank 30th in the league for opponent offensive rebounds per game this season (12.5).
  • The Thunder rank 1st in the league for blocks per game this season (6.8).
  • The Rockets rank 1st in the league for opponent free throw percentage this season (74.7%).
  • The Rockets rank 3rd in the league for opponent three-point percentage this season (34.9%).

Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder prediction

The Houston Rockets continue to struggle defensively, they're piling up the losses, and they've failed to cover 6 of their last 10 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder just beat the Rockets by 13 points a couple of days ago, and they're one of the most profitable teams in the league with a 36-21 ATS record. We've been blindly backing OKC for much of the season, and there's no reason to stop now. I'll lay the points with the Thunder at home.

Randy’s Pick Oklahoma City Thunder -10

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