Can Thunder stay hot vs. Rockets?
The Oklahoma City Thunder are on a hot streak. Will they ride that to a big win over the Houston Rockets tonight at 8PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Thunder are big favorites at home, as they are getting odds of -9 points against the Rockets. The over/under total for the game is listed at 222 points.
Oklahoma City is 48-22 overall, 27-9 at home and 30-39-1 against the spread. Houston is 35-35 overall, 16-20 on the road and 30-40 against the spread. The home team has won both meetings this seasons, but the Rockets have covered the spread in four straight against the Thunder.
Oklahoma City in on a nice run, having won four straight while covering in four of its last five. The Rockets continue to be a puzzle, losing three of their last five while going just 1-4 against the spread in their last five. However, Houston has to figure it out soon. They are just 1 game from being out of the playoff picture in the West. A win over OKC can go a long way. The Thunder have been hot, but also are prone to letdowns. They are just 5-11 ATS in their last 16 after a win. Houston is 19-7 ATS in their last 26 after 2 days of rest, so they should be re-charged and ready to make a run at OKC tonight.
TUESDAY’S NBA FREE PICK: HOUSTON ROCKETS +9