Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Basketball Betting Online Picks
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The year’s basketball betting online action continues this Monday night with a thrilling Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder matchup. The Rockets enter this contest riding a 6 game winning streak eager to pick up yet another win on the road. The Thunder on the other hand, have won the last three consecutively and are hopeful they can edge this win out at home. So what kind of contest can we expect tonight? Let’s check up on the sportsbook betting odds to find out.
Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder – Tuesday, April 9th
When: 9:30 pm ET
Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Stream: Drama on TNT, NBA League Pass
Basketball Betting Online Odds:
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The Rockets fly into tonight’s action sporting a 53-28 record that ranks them 1st in the Southwest Division. Additionally, that record ranks Houston as the 3rd best team in the Western Conference. At the present time the Warriors have already clinched the division, which means that it’s basically a battle between Denver and Houston for the No. 2 berth. Currently the Rockets are but a ½ game behind the second seeded Nuggets. With that in mind, it’s clear that tonight’s matchup has importance for Houston. So how will the Rockets fare on the road against the Thunder? Seeing as how Houston is 5-5 in their last 10 versus OKC, there’ really no telling how this one will turn out. However, with both teams being evenly matched we can bank on this one going down to the wire.
Players to Watch: James Harden (36.1 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 7.6 apg), Clint Capela (16.6 ppg, 12.7 rpg, 1.4 apg), and Eric Gordon (16.3 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 1.9 apg).
Oklahoma City Thunder
The Thunder bolt into tonight’s contest flashing a 47-33 record that ranks them 4th in the Northwest Division. Moreover, that record also ranks Oklahoma City 6th in the Western Conference. Having already clinched their spot in this year’s playoffs, Oklahoma City doesn’t really have much to play for this evening. However, seeing as how they’ve won the last 3 in a row, there’s no question the Thunder will be vying to increase that momentum. Looking over the numbers, it’s undoubtedly obvious this will be a tough matchup. After all, the Rockets score 114.0 per game while Oklahoma City delivers 114.4.
Players to Watch: Paul George (28.1 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 4.1 apg), Russell Westbrook (23.0 ppg, 11.0 rpg, 10.7 apg), and Dennis Schroder (15.4 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 4.1 apg).
Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Predictions
Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder matchup? All things considered, taking the Rockets on the road is probably the best bet here. All in all they have more motivation to go out and get this win tonight. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 130-128 Houston.