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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets 9/2/2020 NBA Picks and Previews

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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets 9-2-2020 NBA Picks and Previews

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets 9/2/2020 – This series has too much storyline between them and they have pushed their rivalry to a pivotal Game 7. The Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder are set to see each other for the last time this season this Wednesday, September 2 at the AdventHealth Arena located in Wesley Chapel, Florida. ESPN is the official broadcaster of the game and they will be putting the live feed at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Live streaming is made available for the fans through NBA League Pass subscription or through SofaScore. In this pivotal game, the NBA Playoff Lines favor the higher-seeded Houston Rockets to prevail over the Oklahoma City Thunder and face the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets 9/2/2020

When: September 2, 2020 9:00 PM ET
Where: AdventHealth Arena, Wesley Chapel, Florida
TV: ESPN
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets 9/2/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Oklahoma City Thunder +5.5 (-110) 219 o (-110) +170

Houston Rockets
-5.5 (-110) 219 u (-110) -200
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Oklahoma City Thunder Betting

The Oklahoma City Thunder have made a huge run in Game 6 in the fourth quarter to force a seventh game. Thanks to Chris Paul for showing his clutch gene and finishing with 28 points, seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and three triples. He got good help from Danilo Gallinari who provided 25 points, five rebounds, two steals and four three-pointers. Luguentz Dort chipped in with 13 points while Dennis Schroder added 12 points and eight rebounds. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander did 10 points, six assists and two rebounds while Steven Adams grabbed 14 boards.

Players to Watch: C. Paul PG GP 6 GS 6 MIN 36.8 PTS 21.7 OR 0.5 DR 6.3 REB 6.8 AST 4.2 STL 1.5 BLK 0.5 TO 2.8 PF 2.7 AST/TO 1.5 PER 18.87

D. Schroder PG GP 6 GS 0 MIN 32 PTS 18.2 OR 0.3 DR 3 REB 3.3 AST 3.3 STL 0.7 BLK 0.2 TO 2.7 PF 2.2 AST/TO 1.3 PER 12.92

D. Gallinari PF GP 6 GS 6 MIN 30.8 PTS 16.8 OR 0.8 DR 4 REB 4.8 AST 1 STL 0.8 BLK 0.2 TO 1.8 PF 1.3 AST/TO 0.5 PER 15.38.

Houston Rockets Betting

The Houston Rockets were outplayed in the final period and their luck ran out when Chris Paul made it very hard for them to reclaim the game. James Harden, as expected, led the team with 32 points, eight assists, seven rebounds and three triples but they needed more from Russell Westbrook who only had 17 points, four rebounds, three assists and a glaring seven turnovers. Robert Covington helped with 18 points, five rebounds, five steals and three blocks while Daniel House came off the bench with 12 points. They needed Eric Gordon to come up with a better game as he only shot 25% from the field.

Players to watch: J. Harden SG GP 6 GS 6 MIN 36.3 PTS 31.8 OR 0.7 DR 6.2 REB 6.8 AST 7.8 STL 1.5 BLK 0.3 TO 3 PF 4 AST/TO 2.6 PER 29.87

E. Gordon SG GP 6 GS 6 MIN 33.7 PTS 17.7 OR 0.8 DR 2.5 REB 3.3 AST 3.7 STL 1.3 BLK 0.8 TO 2.3 PF 2.7 AST/TO 1.6 PER 11.88

D. House Jr. SF GP 6 GS 4 MIN 34.3 PTS 13.8 OR 1.3 DR 4.7 REB 6 AST 2 STL 1 BLK 0 TO 1.2 PF 2.5 AST/TO 1.7 PER 13.2.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets 9/2/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games against Houston.
Thunder are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games on the road.
Oklahoma City are 3-14 SU in their last 17 games when playing on the road against Houston.
Oklahoma City are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Thunder are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games played on a Wednesday.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oklahoma City’s last 12 games when playing as the underdog.

Houston Rockets

Houston are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Houston’s last 13 games.
Houston are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Houston’s last 18 games against Oklahoma City.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston’s last 8 games at home.
Houston are 14-3 SU in their last 17 games when playing at home against Oklahoma City.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston’s last 9 games this season.
Houston are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games played on a Wednesday.
Houston are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games when playing as the favourite.

Injuries

Oklahoma City Thunder

Deonte Burton SF Illness is “?” Wednesday vs Houston

Houston Rockets

Thabo Sefolosha SF Personal is out for season

Head-to-Head
Oklahoma City Thunder Houston Rockets
47-31-0 Against the Spread 36-42-0
37-40-1 Straight Up 33-45-0
104 Points per Game 112
112 Points Allowed per Game 104
46.44 Offensive FG% 45.01
79.42 Offensive FT% 79.11
35 Offensive 3PT% 34.66
45.41 Defensive FG% 45.93
79.45 Defensive FT% 76.25
34.23 Defensive 3PT% 34.55

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets Betting Picks

The Houston Rockets have two MVPs running the team and that makes Online Sportsbook feel that they are the safer bet to win this match. Still, the Oklahoma City Thunder is an exciting bet and has turned a lot of heads with the way they are playing in this series. This should be closer than it looks and expects things to be settled in the clutch.

Moneyline: The ML given to the Thunder if they manage to take the victory is a +170 while the Rockets are at -200.

ATS: It is a wide 5.5 points between both teams across the spread with the Thunder taking the +5.5 while the Rockets are at -5.5.

TOTALs: The given total for both teams in Game 7 is 219 points. Thunder are the team expected to go over and Rockets are under.

Score Prediction: 110 – 108 Rockets