Rockets vs. Thunder - 4/3/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma City Thunder (53-23) at Houston Rockets (37-39)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets +4.5 -- Over/Under: 223.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets clash Sunday afternoon at the Toyota Center.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 110.1 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 102.7 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 28 points and 8.3 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 23.8 points and 10.4 assists. Serge Ibaka is grabbing 6.9 rebounds and Dion Waiters is dishing 1.9 assists. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Thunder are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.4 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won four of their last five road games.
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The Houston Rockets need a big victory after losing six of their last nine games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 105.8 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 106.6 points on 46 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 28.5 points and 7.5 assists while Dwight Howard 13.9 points and 11.9 rebounds. Michael Beasley is grabbing 5.6 rebounds and Patrick Beverly is dishing 3.1 assists. The Houston Rockets are shooting percent from beyond the arc and percent from the free throw line. The Rockets are allowing percent shooting from deep and are grabbing rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have split their last 10 home games.
The Thunder are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Sunday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. The Rockets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Thunder are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
While the Thunder are the better team and playing better basetball, the Rockets are at home and fighting hard for the last playoff spot in the West. I have to side with Houston and the points.