Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets 1/20/2020 NBA Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets 1/20/2020 – The Houston Rockets are on a slump as they entered into a three-game losing streak already. They will host another rival team at home as the Oklahoma City Thunder will visit them at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. This game will happen on January 20 at 5 pm Eastern Time. NBA League Pass and SofaScore will feature the game online via live streaming. With their previous match, the Thunder are coming in with a slight advantage over the Rockets according to Moneyline NBA Betting. They predict the Rockets’ slump continues and their skid falls to four games.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets 1/20/2020
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets 1/20/2020 Betting Odds
Oklahoma City Thunder Betting
The Thunder are coming off a good bounce-back win over the Portland Trail Blazers, 119-106. Vintage Chris Paul showed up as he dropped 30 points and seven assists over their opponents. Shai Gileous-Alexander followed his lead and contributed with 22 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Dennis Shroeder and Nerlens Noel each had 15 points for the team coming off the bench. In this game, they missed the services of Danilo Gallinari but he is expected to return to the team soon. Steven Adams saw 24 minutes in his return but he had a subpar night with 5 points and nine rebounds. Even with some players that are in-and-out of the roster, the Thunder has been consistent with their game. With this, the Rockets are going to be facing a team that is hungry to prove their worth in the league.
Players to watch: S. Gilgeous-Alexander SG 42 GP 42 GS 35.5 MIN 19.9 PTS 0.7 OR 5 DR 5.7 REB 3.1 AST 1.2 STL 0.5 BLK 1.9 TO 1.6 PF 1.6 AST/TO 17.83 PER
D. Schroder PG 41 GP 0 GS 30.9 MIN 18.3 PTS 0.3 OR 3.5 DR 3.8 REB 3.8 AST 0.7 STL 0.2 BLK 2.8 TO 2.3 PF 1.3 AST/TO 15.39 PER
C. Paul PG 42 GP 42 GS 31.9 MIN 16.4 PTS 0.3 OR 4.7 DR 5 REB 6.5 AST 1.6 STL 0.1 BLK 2.1 TO 2.4 PF 3.1 AST/TO 20.39 PER
Houston Rockets Betting
The Rockets are on back-to-back losses against the Portland Trail Blazers and the latest was the Los Angeles Lakers without Anthony Davis. The tandem of Russell Westbrook and James Harden are working hard as both combined for 69 points. Westbrook had 35 points, nine rebounds and seven assists while Harden finished with 34 points, seven assists and six rebounds. Eric Gordon is the next top scorer for the team with 13 while Daniel House chipped in with 10 points. It was the team’s lack of effort at the defensive end that has been killing this team for the past games and with Mike D’Antoni’s system in the blood of the Rockets, they will just need to try to get others involved in the offense.
Players to Watch: J. Harden SG 39 GP 39 GS 37.2 MIN 37.2 PTS 1.1 OR 5.1 DR 6.2 REB 7.5 AST 1.7 STL 0.9 BLK 4.7 TO 3.2 PF 1.6 AST/TO 30.81 PER
R. Westbrook PG 34 GP 34 GS 35.4 MIN 24.8 PTS 1.5 OR 6.3 DR 7.8 REB 7.2 AST 1.5 STL 0.4 BLK 4.3 TO 3.7 PF 1.7 AST/TO 18.86 PER
C. Capela C 33 GP 33 GS 33.6 MIN 14.5 PTS 4.2 OR 10.3 DR 14.5 REB 1.2 AST 1 STL 1.7 BLK 1.6 TO 2.7 PF 0.7 AST/TO 21.34 PER
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets 1/20/2020 Betting Numbers
Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma City are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games.
Houston are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Abdel Nader PF Ankle is downgraded to OUT Monday vs Houston
Austin Rivers SG Thumb is “?” Monday vs Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets Betting Picks
In this match, the Rockets are still favored even with the losing streak by Best Sports Book Online. With two MVPs running the show, Houston are assured top-notch ball control from both players. But the Thunder are tricky and they had the Rockets’ number in their last game. Chris Paul should look for a little bit of revenge as he returns to his former team.
Moneyline: The Rockets carrying the upper had is at -275 on the ML while the Thunder are given a +230 if they win.
ATS: Rockets are owning the -6.5 across the spread for this game while the Thunder are on the other side with +6.5.
TOTALs: Both teams are predicted to reach the 228 total with the Thunder going over while the Rockets the team under.
Score Prediction: 120 – 115 Rockets