Thunder at Rockets - 11/2/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (3-0) at Houston Rockets (0-3)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 2, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets +1 -- Over/Under: 215 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FSOK
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets meet Monday night at the Toyota Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look to remain undefeated while picking up their second road win. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 122.7 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 111.7 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 32 points and 8.7 assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 30 points and 6.7 rebounds. Enes Kanter is grabbing 10.7 rebounds and D.J. Augustin is dishing four assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are coming off a Sunday win over the Nuggets in which they allowed just 38 percent shooting. The Thunder have won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring 100 or more points. Eight of the Thunder’s last 12 losses have come on the road.
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The Houston Rockets are still searching for their first win after a rough 0-3 start. The Houston Rockets are averaging 88.7 points on 37.1 percent shooting and allowing 108.7 points on 48.4 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 18 points and six assists while Montrezl Harrell is averaging 10.7 points and 3.7 rebounds. Ty Lawson is dishing five assists and Dwight Howard is grabbing seven rebounds. The Houston Rockets are coming off a Sunday loss to the Heat in which they blew a 21-point lead. The Rockets are the first team in NBA history to lose their first three games by 20 points. The Rockets better wake up quickly or things could get ugly. Donatas Motiejunas, Dwight Howard and Terrence Jones are questionable.
The Thunder are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 0 days rest and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Monday games. The Rockets are 16-7 ATS in their last 23 vs. NBA Northwest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Rockets simply don't look like the team that made the WCF last season. This team is all over the place and is impossible to back given the way things ended Sunday night in Miami. I'll gladly take OKC and the small line while I still can.