Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: August 24, 2020 NBA Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on August 23, 2020

Monday’s matchup (August 24, 2020) between the Houston Rockets (44-28, 2-1) and the Oklahoma City Thunder (44-28, 1-2) features the Rockets as small 3.5-point favorites. The over/under for the matchup is 223. Monday’s contest is one of four on the docket in the NBA for the day. Tip-off is slated for 4:00 PM ET at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida.

Betting Information

Rockets vs Thunder Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Rockets -3.5 100 -120 223 -115 -105

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Rockets vs Thunder
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Thunder (+3.5) Over (223) Thunder 114 Rockets 112

Head to Head

Houston and Oklahoma City have split the six games they’ve played this season. The Thunder have an advantage against the spread (4-2) when taking on the Rockets.

Rockets vs Thunder in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
8/22/2020 Rockets -2 222.5 -131 110 119-107 OKC
8/20/2020 Rockets -2 226.5 -134 112 111-98 HOU
8/18/2020 Thunder -1 225 -113 -106 123-108 HOU
1/20/2020 Rockets -7 230.5 -310 251 112-107 OKC
1/9/2020 Rockets -4 227.5 -176 146 113-92 OKC
10/28/2019 Rockets -9.5 228 -600 432 116-112 HOU

Rockets Betting Information

  • Houston has not fared well against the spread this season, posting a 35-39-1 record.
  • The Rockets have posted a losing record of 22-27 against the spread when the spread is -3.5 or bigger.
  • Houston and its opponents have converted the over just 30 times in 75 (40%) games this season.

Thunder Betting Information

  • Oklahoma City and its opponents have hit the over in less than half of their matchups this year — 35 of 75 (46.7%).
  • Oklahoma City has covered the spread in more than half of its games, going 43-30-1 ATS.
  • When they play as 3.5-point underdogs, the Thunder have a record ATS of 17-7.

Over/Under Analysis

Rockets vs Thunder Total Facts
Games Over 223 % of Games Over 223 Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Rockets 55 73.3% 117.6 227.9 114.6 223.2 232.2
Thunder 29 38.7% 110.3 227.9 108.6 223.2 219

Rockets Leaders

  • The Rockets points and assists leader is James Harden. He puts up 34.3 points per game and contributes 7.5 assists.
  • Houston’s rebounding leader is Russell Westbrook, who grabs 7.9 per game.
  • Houston’s blocks leader is Robert Covington, who records 1.3 per game. Harden leads the team averaging 1.8 steals a game.
  • Harden is the top three-point shooter for the Rockets, hitting 4.4 per game.

Thunder Leaders

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander owns the Thunder top spot in scoring with 19.0 points per game and also tacks on 5.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists per contest.
  • When it comes to Oklahoma City leaders in rebounds and assists, the team has two players at the top: Steven Adams with 9.2 rebounds per game and Chris Paul with 6.7 assists per game.
  • Oklahoma City’s Paul has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.6 per game and Nerlens Noel is first in blocks with 1.5 per game.
  • Danilo Gallinari leads the Thunder in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 2.9 made threes per game.

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