Thunder vs. Rockets - 1/29/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Rockets (25-22) at Oklahoma City Thunder (34-13)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 29, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -7.5 -- Over/Under: 222 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FSOK
The Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Friday night at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Houston Rockets look for a win after winning six of their last 10 games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 104.7 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 106.1 points on 46.6 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 27.5 points and 6.9 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 14.4 points and 12 rebounds. Trevor Ariza is grabbing 4.6 rebounds and Ty Lawson is dishing 3.9 assists. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The Rockets are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have split their last 10 road games.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder look to keep rolling after winning nine of their last 10 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 109.3 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 101.3 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 27 points and 7.9 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 24.1 points and 9.8 assists. Serge Iback is grabbing 6.9 rebounds and Dion Waiters is dishing two assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.5 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won five straight home games.
The Rockets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Northwest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss. The Thunder are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Rockets are 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Oklahoma City and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
I don't lick the Rockets on the road, as they're a far different team than they are at home. The Thunder are starting to find themselves under a new coaching staff and have covered their last five at home. I like OKC by double digits.