Rockets vs. Thunder Prediction

Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, 4/9/19 NBA Predictions & Odds

Can the Houston Rockets finish their regular season with a win as a road favorite against the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight at 9:30PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

519 Houston Rockets vs. 520 Oklahoma City Thunder

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

9:30PM ET – Chesapeake Energy Arena

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers at, the Rockets are the slight favorite on the road, as they are getting odds of -2 points against the Thunder. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 230 points. The public betting for this game currently has 75 percent going on the Rockets on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Rockets continue to surge

Houston is coming off a 149-113 over Phoenix at home on Sunday. The Rockets have won and covered the spread in six straight games. Houston is 53-28 overall, 22-18 on the road, 40-38-3 against the spread and 40-39-2 with the under. The Rockets are third in the West right now, but just ½ a game behind Denver for the two spots.

The Rockets are putting up 114 points per game on offense this season while shooting 44.9 percent from the field. Defensively, Houston is allowing 109.1 points per game while opponents shoot 46.7 percent against them. James Harden is leading the team with 36.1 points, 6.6 rebounds and 7.6 assists per game. Clint Capela is adding 16.6 points and 12.7 rebounds per game.

Thunder on a win streak

Oklahoma City is coming off a 132-126 win at Minnesota on Sunday for a third straight victory. The Thunder did fail to cover, which snapped a two-game cover streak. OKC is now 47-33 on the season, 26-14 at home, 40-40 against the spread and 40-39-1 with the under. They are currently sixth in the West, but just ½ a game ahead of San Antonio and Los Angeles in the final two positions.

The Thunder are putting up 114.4 points per game on offense this season while shooting 45.4 percent as a team. Defensively, OKC is giving up 111 points per game while opponents shoot 46 percent against them. Russell Westbrook is leading the team with 23.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and 10.7 assists per game. Paul George is adding 28.1 points and 8.1 rebounds per contest.

NBA Betting Trends


The Rockets are 6-0-1 against the spread in their last seven conference games and 5-0 ATS in their last five following a win.

Oklahoma City

The Thunder are just 3-13 against the spread in their last 16 conference games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games following a win.


OKC still has something to play for and the Thunder have won their last three, but they have been against sub-.500 teams. Houston is playing much better, beating teams by lopsided totals and also have something to play for. The Rockets could possibly sneak past the Nuggets in the 2 spot, which would really boost their playoff chances. I think OKC is going to be overwhelmed by Houston tonight, as the Thunder haven’t been consistent enough on both sides of the ball to win this game.

NBA Prediction: Houston Rockets -2


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