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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets Prediction 2-27-24 Picks

Houston Rockets (25-32) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (40-17)
February 27, 2024 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Oklahoma City Thunder -9.5; Over/Under: +234.5
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The Houston Rockets pay a visit to the Paycom Center to battle the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night. Here’s a Rockets vs Thunder Prediction.

Houston Rockets

The Houston Rockets have been in a slump as they’ve lost seven of their last nine games overall and they will be hoping for a better showing after getting thrashed by the Thunder in a 123-110 loss on Sunday. Jabari Smith Jr led the team with 20 points, 17 rebounds and four assists, Fred VanVleet added 20 points while Alperen Sengun chipped in with 19 points and 12 rebounds. As a team, the Rockets shot 40 percent from the field and 16 of 14 from the 3-point line as they fought hard to take the lead into halftime, but they committed a total of 18 turnovers which cost them in the second half where the Thunder broke loose with 66 points. The Rockets will play against the Suns and Spurs after this one.

Oklahoma City Thunder

Meanwhile, the Oklahoma City Thunder have been in great form as they’ve won eight of their last 10 games overall and they will be gunning for a sixth straight win after routing the Rockets in a 123-110 road win on Sunday. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the team with 36 points and seven assists, Chet Holmgren added 29 points with eight rebounds and seven assists while Jalen Williams chipped in with 22 points and five assists. As a team, the Thunder shot 47 percent from the field and 17 of 35 from the 3-point line as they struggled to keep pace with the Rockets early on, falling behind going into halftime before they dominated the second half by 66-48 to make it look easy in the end.

Oklahoma City Thunder Team Facts

  • The Thunder have won each of their last 13 home games against teams that held a losing record.
  • The Thunder have covered the spread in each of their last six home games against Southwest Division opponents that held a losing record.
  • Each of the Thunder’s last six home games against Southwest Division opponents have gone UNDER the total points line.

Houston Rockets Team Facts

  • The Rockets have lost 19 of their last 20 road games against Western Conference opponents following a loss.
  • The Rockets have failed to cover the spread in each of their last 11 games as road underdogs against Northwest Division opponents following a loss.
  • Each of the Rockets’ last four road games following a home loss have gone OVER the total points line.

Rockets vs Thunder Prediction

The Rockets are still slightly shorthanded with Tari Eason still out, while the Thunder are coming into this one with a full squad once again. This is a classic case of two teams headed in opposite directions, with the Rockets mired in their worst slump of the season while the Thunder are looking for their ninth win in 11 outings. It’s always tough to beat the same team twice in a row, but the Thunder are the clear favorites, especially at home, where they are 23-6 on the season.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Oklahoma City -9.5

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