Free NBA Pick: Rockets vs. Thunder Lines
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(15-7) Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (14-7)
Date: Friday December 9
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Thunder -1
NBA Betting Total: 223
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One of the best match ups so far this season is happening on Friday Night in Oklahoma City.
James Harden and his beard make a return to Oklahoma City where he started his career with the Thunder.
He faces up against Mr. triple double himself, Russell Westbrook in a match up between of the two most exciting point guards in the league.
The Rockets are coming into this match up as one of the hottest teams in the league. They have won their last six of their last seven games. In that stretch they have beat Portland, Boston and the Golden State Warriors.
The Rockets go as James Harden goes. Harden seems to love Mike D’Antoni and his switch the point guard position. Harden is playing the best basketball of his career since making the switch. He is averaging 28.5 points, 11.4 assists and 7.5 rebounds per game.
The Rockets seemed to have put the right kind of talent around James Harden to really become an explosive offensive team.
Houston is averaging 112.2 points per game and shoot 46.9 percent from the field. On the road those numbers do fall a little. Those numbers actually do improve a little on the road.
Houston so far on the road is 6-2 on the young season.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Like the Rockets, the Oklahoma City Thunder are led by a star.
With Kevin Durant gone, this is Russell Westbrooks team and he has not disappointed yet. So far this season Westbrook is averaging a triple double. He has scored 31 points, 11.3 assists and 10.9 rebounds per game. If Westbrook ever gets hurt, the Thunder will have a hard time winning games.
On the offensive side of the ball the Thunder average 107.4 points per game. They are shooting 46 percent from the field and 34 percent from behind the arc.
On the defensive end the Thunder give up 104.8 points per game and opposing teams shoot 44.4 percent from the field. For a team that has an up and down pace, 104.8 points isn’t a bad number.
Oklahoma city has been much better at home then on the road.
At home they are 9-4 compared to just 5-4 on the road.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 8-0 in HOU last 8 vs. Western Conference.
- HOU are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 road games.
- Over is 7-1 in HOU last 8 overall.
- OKC are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Fri. games.
Free Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Prediction:
Even though this is on Oklahoma City’s home court, I think the Rockets are the better team.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Rockets Straight Up
Harden will have a huge game and the Rockets will win a close on.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Houston 112 – OKC 109
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