Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets - 11/16/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Rockets (6-4) at Oklahoma City Thunder (6-4)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -1.5 -- Over/Under: 219 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Wednesday night in NBA action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Houston Rockets look to keep the ball rolling after winning six of their last nine games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 107.8 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 104.8 points on 45.2 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 30.3 points and 12.6 assists while Eric Gordon is averaging 16.6 points and 2.8 rebounds. Ryan Anderson is the third double-digit scorer and Trevor Ariza is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have won four of their last six road games.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder are desperate for a victory that would snap a four-game losing streak. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 103.1 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 102.7 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Russell Westbrook is averaging 32 points and 9.9 assists while Victor Oladipo is averaging 15.2 points and 3.4 rebounds. Enes Kanter is the third double-digit scorer and Steven Adams is grabbing 8.5 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.6 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have lost three straight home games.
The Rockets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference. The Thunder are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southwest. The Rockets are 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Rockets have been road warriors so far this season and their offense is downright rolling. Meanwhile, the Thunder are running into a serious rough patch and are quickly finding out that Westbrook can only do so much to carry this team. I'm not sure OKC has the offensive depth to hang with a talented Rockets club that continues to put the ball through the hoop. I'll take the Houston Rockets on the road.