Can Westbrook Pull an Online NBA Betting Miracle?
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
With Monday’s online NBA betting action in the books, players who bet on NBA can begin to shift their attention to Tuesday night’s contest in order to make this evening’s wagers as successful as Monday’s. Monday night, the Warriors were able to hand the Trail Blazers another defiant loss, thus sweeping and eliminating Portland from the postseason and allowing Golden State to advance to Round 2, the conference semifinals. In addition, the Hawks defeated the Wizards 111-101 to tie their series with Washington 2-2. Lastly, The Raptors pulled out another win over the Bucks, giving Toronto a 3-2 lead over Milwaukee. Tuesday’s action at the sportsbooks should prove to be just as thrilling as the contests we saw Monday.
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Tuesday will offer basketball betting fans 3 different contests to choose from. The Thunder and Rockets will take center stage at 8:00 this evening, followed by a contest between the Grizzlies and Spurs, and the Jazz and Clippers will close out Tuesday’s online NBA betting action. Since the Grizzlies-Spurs and Jazz-Clippers series are both tied at 2-2, both those contests should be fairly entertaining to tune in for. However, since Oklahoma City is down 3-1 in their series against Houston, there is a lot more on the line when Russell Westbrook takes the court Tuesday night.
Game 5 – Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets – April 25th
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Series: Houston leads 3-1
Betting Odds NBA:
Oklahoma City Thunder +7½ (-110) 222 (-110) +270
Houston Rockets -7½ (-110) 222 (-110) -330
Oklahoma City Thunder
Without Durant in the mix, the Thunder were unable to match 2016’s success. However, Westbrook’s record breaking season was still good enough to land Oklahoma City a 47-35 record that led to a 2nd place finish in the Northwest Division and a 6th place finish in the Western Conference. This year’s playoff berth marks the second consecutive season that the Thunder have qualified for the postseason. Last year the Thunder were able to make it all the way to the Conference Finals. If they’re unable to win Tuesday, they won’t even make it to the conference semifinals.
The Rockets came away with Game 4 113-109. As expected, Westbrook led Oklahoma City in points thanks to his 35 point, 14 assist, and 14 rebound performance. Despite putting up another triple-double, Westbrook was unable to lead his team to a victory. We’ll have to see how the record breaker fares this evening.
The Rockets made a sizable improvement this season and turned in a 55-27 record that paved the way for a 2nd place finish in the Southwest Division and a 3rd place finish in the Western Conference. Houston has made the playoffs for the last 5-years running, but hasn’t made it past the First Round in over a year.
The online NBA betting favorites will turn to their bench to lead them to another victory. Nene Hilario led the Rockets in points in Game 4, thanks to his 28 point, 10 rebound, 1 assist performance.