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(45-34) Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets (64-15)
Date: Saturday April 7
Time: 8:30 PM EST
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Rockets -6.5
NBA Betting Total: 219.5
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Saturday April 7 the Oklahoma City Thunder arrive at the Toyota Center to face their host the Houston Rockets. The Thunder last played on Tuesday when they lost to the Golden State Warriors. The Rockets last game featured a match versus the Portland Trail Blazers which they won.
Last season, the Rockets won three of four and through the two previous meetings this season the teams have split the games. The Thunder hold a slim one game win margin over the Rockets all-time having bested the Rockets 108 of their 215 matches.
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While the Eastern Conference playoff teams are secured with just seeding to be decided the wild west is in turmoil with five berths still up for grabs and seven teams in the mix.
A tough schedule segment found the Thunder playing 11 of their last 12 games versus teams seeded or vying for playoff berths. OKC began 2-0, but lost an eight point lead in 24 seconds at Boston and have stumbled to a 2-5 record since.
The Rockets and Heat are the last seeded squads on the agenda with a closing game versus Memphis. The big news in OKC is suddenly the postseason isn’t assured with the three teams a half or full game back of them all holding the tiebreakers.
Therefore its imperative they win out and even then they aren’t guaranteed a playoff berth.
Andre Roberson (ruptured patellar tendon) had surgery to repair the knee and will miss the remainder of the season.
Since the end of January the Houston Rockets have lost twice (Raptors and Spurs) and captured 30 wins. They’ve sewn up home court throughout the playoffs. Unlike the Warriors the Rockets are relatively healthy and look like the best bet to come out of the west.
Given their standing it would seem like a good time to get the core some rest, but head coach Mike D’Antoni voiced concern of an offensive lapse in the past few games.
Portland erased Houston’s 24 point lead Thursday, but clung on for the win via a Chris Paul bucket. Expect D’Antoni to have his core suit up for the final three game in order to keep their offensive rhythm.
Eric Gordon (foot) and Ryan Anderson (ankle) missed the game versus Portland and are questionable for Saturday.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Thunder are 4-6 ATS in their last 10 head to head contests.
- Rockets are 8-2 in last 10 head to head
- Over Under is 5-5 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets NBA Prediction:
Desperation is the key here and while OKC never do things easy this is a must win game for the Thunder.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Thunder ATS
Houston doesn’t need to risk an injury just to capture a win, so OKC should rue the day.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Thunder 107 – Rockets 103
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