How to Bet Houston at Oklahoma City Pro Hoops Lines
For the most part, the standings at the top of the Western Conference look pretty much set in stone, especially in the top 3 positions, which seem unlikely to change in the final few weeks of the regular season. The same cannot be said for the final playoff spots in the west, as you have 4 teams fighting for just 3 places, and only a game and a half separating them right now. The Houston Rockets, who experienced a truly awful start to the season, are right in the middle of that pack, and they know they are going to have their work cut out for them on Tuesday night if they are to hold on to their current #7 seed. The Rockets have to travel to Oklahoma City to face a Thunder team that has been something of an offensive juggernaut of late. The updated odds for this game can be found by visiting the MyBookie NBA betting page.
Before going any further, why not take a trip to the past to their last encounter back in January.
How to Bet Houston at Oklahoma City Pro Hoops Lines and TV Info
When: Tuesday, March 22 at 8 PM EST
Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, OKC
Radio: Houston and Oklahoma City
Live Stream: NBA.com
NBA Odds: TBA
Why Bet on the Houston Rockets
This may not have been a season to remember for the Rockets (35-35) to this point, but they can take some solace from the fact that the Thunder are a team that they have had pretty good recent success against. Houston won all 3 games against OKC last season, and have spilt the first 2 games against them this year. The loss that they took this season came on the road in Oklahoma City, but that was a game that could have gone either way. The Rockets are well aware that they need to stack up a few more wins before they can safely secure a playoff spot, and a 6-4 record in their last 10 games suggests they may be able to do just that. Houston are averaging 106.1 PPG, and are giving up 107.0 PPG.
Why Bet on the Oklahoma City Thunder
The Thunder (48-22) are in a position that could be something of a blessing or a curse at the moment. They are way ahead of everyone else in their division, and have a 3rd place seeding in the Western Conference that is not likely to change before the end of the season. That would be enough to make any team a little comfortable, and the Thunder took a little bit of criticism after going on a stretch of games that saw them lose 6 of 9. The harsh words used against them seems to have hit home, as they have now reeled off 4 straight games, scoring at least 111 points in all of them. This is a team that suddenly look very dangerous again. OKC are averaging 110.2 PPG, and are giving up 103.0 PPG.
Expert Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction
It may be tempting to go with the Rockets in this one given their recent record against the Thunder, but I just think that OKC are playing to well right now. Throw in the fact that they are also 27-9 at home this season, and I believe that all adds up to a Thunder win.
Houston Rockets 103 Oklahoma City Thunder 111