Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder Game 5 Computer Picks & NBA Playoffs Odds

Written by on August 29, 2020

On Saturday (August 29, 2020), the Houston Rockets (44-28, 2-2) square off with the Oklahoma City Thunder (44-28, 2-2) in a game that Houston is currently a favorite by 5 points. A 227-point over/under is set for the game. Tip-off for Game 5 of the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs is scheduled for 6:30 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 -5 -115 -105 227 -110 -110

Head to Head

Oklahoma City has a 4-3 record in head-to-head matchups against Houston this season. The Thunder have an advantage against the spread as well (5-2) when taking the court against the Rockets.

Rockets vs Thunder in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
8/24/2020 Rockets -2.5 223.5 -144 120 117-114 OKC
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 and its opponents have converted the over just 31 times in 76 (40.8%) games this season.
  • Houston has not performed well against the spread this season, posting a 35-40-1 record.
  • The Rockets have posted a losing record of 19-24 against the spread when the spread is -5 or bigger.

Thunder Betting Information

  • Oklahoma City and its opponents have hit the over in less than half of their games this year — 36 of 76 (47.4%).
  • Oklahoma City has covered the spread in greater than half of its contests, going 44-30-1 ATS.
  • When they are 5-point underdogs, the Thunder have a record ATS of 10-5.

Over/Under Analysis

Rockets vs Thunder Total Facts
Games Over 227 % of Games Over 227 Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Rockets 47 61.8% 117.6 228 114.6 223.3 232.2
Thunder 25 32.9% 110.4 228 108.7 223.3 219.1

Rockets Leaders

  • The Rockets points and assists leader is James Harden. He scores 34.3 points per game and dishes out 7.5 assists.
  • Houston’s rebounding leader is Russell Westbrook, who grabs 7.9 per game.
  • Harden is the top three-point shooter for the Rockets, knocking down 4.4 per game.
  • Houston’s blocks leader is Robert Covington, who averages 1.3 per game. Harden leads the team averaging 1.8 steals a contest.

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.
  • Danilo Gallinari leads the Thunder in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 2.9 made threes 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.

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