Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction NBA Picks 3/27/24

Oklahoma City Thunder (50-21) vs Houston Rockets (36-35)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Paycom Center)

Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder -6 -- Over/Under: 229 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Paycom Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Rockets vs Thunder prediction.

Houston Rockets Betting Preview

The Houston Rockets recently beat the Trail Blazers, Kings, Spurs, Wizards, Cavaliers, Bulls, and Jazz. The Houston Rockets are averaging 114.2 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 112.4 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Jalen Green is averaging 19.6 points and 5 rebounds, while Fred VanVleet is averaging 16.8 points and 3.7 rebounds. Jabari Smith Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Dillon Brooks is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game.

Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Preview

The Oklahoma City Thunder recently beat the Pelicans and Raptors while losing to the Bucks. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 120.3 points on 49.8 percent shooting and allowing 112.9 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 30.5 points and 6.3 assists, while Jalen Williams is averaging 19.2 points and 4 rebounds. Chet Holmgren is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Giddey is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc and 83 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game.

Oklahoma City Thunder Player Facts

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander ranks 1st amongst qualified players for steals per game (2.1) this season.

Houston Rockets Player Facts

  • Fred VanVleet ranks 5th amongst qualified players for assist:turnover ratio (4.6) this season.
  • Jabari Smith Jr. ranks 22nd amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (8.5) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Thunder rank 1st in the league for blocks per game this season (6.6).
  • The Thunder rank 1st in the league for opponent turnovers per game this season (15.8).
  • The Rockets rank 1st in the league for opponent free throw percentage this season (75.6%).
  • The Rockets rank 2nd in the league for opponent assists per game this season (24.3).

Rockets vs Thunder prediction

The Thunder are going to get the benefit of the doubt at home. OKC has been the more consistent team, has won 4 of the last 5 games against the Rockets and is the third most profitable team in the NBA with a cover rate of 57.7 percent. However, the Rockets have won 9 straight games and have covered 8 of those games. The Rockets haven't lost since March 6, and they need to keep winning to keep pace for a potential spot in the play-in tournament. Also, the Thunder have failed to cover 7 of their last 10 games, so they're not hot with bettors right now. I'll ride the hot hand and grab the free points with the Rockets.

Randy’s Pick Houston Rockets +6

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