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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets 1/20/2020 NBA Picks and Previews

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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets 1-20-2020 NBA Picks and Previews

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

When: January 20, 2020 5:00 PM ET
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
TV: AT&T Sportsnet – Southwest
Stream: NBA League Pass / Sofa Score

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets 1/20/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Oklahoma City Thunder +6.5 (-110) 228 o (-110) +230

Houston Rockets
-6.5 (-110) 228 u (-110) -275
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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

Trends

Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City’s last 5 games.
Oklahoma City are 13-5 SU in their last 18 games.
Oklahoma City are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against Houston.
Thunder are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against Houston.
Oklahoma City are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games on the road.
Oklahoma City are 2-11 SU in their last 13 games when playing on the road against Houston.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma City’s last 6 games this season.
Oklahoma City are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Oklahoma City are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Southwest division.

Houston Rockets

Houston are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Rockets are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston’s last 11 games against Oklahoma City.
Houston are 14-5 SU in their last 19 games at home.
Houston are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City.
Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
Houston are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Houston’s last 16 games against an opponent in the Northwest division.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games played on a Monday.

Injuries

Oklahoma City Thunder

Abdel Nader PF Ankle is downgraded to OUT Monday vs Houston
Terrance Ferguson SF Personal is downgraded to OUT Monday vs Houston

Houston Rockets

Austin Rivers SG Thumb is “?” Monday vs Oklahoma City

Head-to-Head
Oklahoma City Thunder Houston Rockets
27-15 Against the Spread 20-21
20-23 Straight Up 18-23
109 Points per Game 118
107 Points Allowed per Game 114
46.75 Offensive FG% 45.26
79.73 Offensive FT% 78.08
34.38 Offensive 3PT% 34.81
45.65 Defensive FG% 45.61
80.03 Defensive FT% 75.58
35.07 Defensive 3PT% 34.51

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