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Oklahoma City Thunder (46-30) at Houston Rockets (46-30)
Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 12:00 pm
Harden and company were on their way to a 3-1 series lead vs the Thunder last time out, but blew a DD lead. Now out looking for redemption I expect a herculean start to finish effort from the Rockets here vs a team that Im betting their superior to.
HOUSTON is 14-4 ATS when playing with double revenge - 2 straight losses vs. opponent over the last 2 season. HOUSTON is 8-1 ATS in road games after failing to cover 5 or 6 of their last 7 against the spread this season.
NBA Favorites of -165 to -500 vs. the money line (HOUSTON) - average 3PT shooting team (33-36.5%) against an average 3PT defense (33-36.5%), after 2 straight games - attempting 10+ less free throws than opponent are 34-1 L/5 seasons with the average margin of victory coming by 12.4 ppg which qualifies under a spread bet scenario.
NBA Favorites of 3.5 to 9.5 points (HOUSTON) - average 3PT shooting team (33-36.5%) against an average 3PT defense (33-36.5%), after 2 straight games - attempting 10+ less free throws than opponent are 29-5 ATS L/5 seasons for a 85% conversion rate for bettors.
Houston to cover