Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Picks & Predictions 11/8/2018
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Houston Rockets head to Chesapeake Energy Arena to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday, November 8, 2018. The opening line for this game has Houston as 4.5 point favorites.
The Rockets have a record of 4-5. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -4.8 as they average 105.3 points per game while giving up 110.1 per contest. The Thunder have an overall mark of 5-4. They currently are 3rd in the Northwest Division. They total 113.2 points per contest and give up 111.3, which is a point differential of 1.9.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 3-6-0 against the spread this season
The Houston Rockets are 5-4-0 against the over/under this year
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 5-4-0 against the spread this season
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 5-4-0 against the over/under this year
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
11/07/18 G Eric Gordon Leg is questionable Thursday vs Oklahoma City
10/20/18 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out indefinitely
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
11/06/18 PG Russell Westbrook Ankle is doubtful Wednesday vs Cleveland
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
Chris Paul averages 17.7 points per contest in 34.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 9.3 assists per game and 5.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%. James Harden comes into this game averaging 27.8 points per contest while playing 35.3 minutes per night. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 8.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Russell Westbrook averages 24.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per game. He also hauls in 8.3 rebounds per game and dishes 8.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 64%. Paul George scores 22.7 points per contest while playing 34.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.7 rebounds per contest and has 4.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets allow 110.1 points per contest which is 12th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 13th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they allow 21.8 assists per game which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Houston averages 105.3 points per contest, which is 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 30th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 42.0 boards per contest and 21.3 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 23rd with 13.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder give up 111.3 points per game, which ranks them 16th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 14th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 23.9 dimes allowed per game and 17th with 45.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Thunder are 30th in the league in forcing turnovers with 18.2 per contest. Oklahoma City is 12th in the NBA with 113.2 points per contest this season. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.9. They shoot 30% from beyond the arc, which is good for 30th in the league. They are 10th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.3 boards per contest and 23rd in assists per game with 22.4. The Thunder are 20th in turnovers per contest with 13.9.
The Rockets are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 111.8, and their offensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 20th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 23rd. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA. Houston is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 15th in the NBA.
Oklahoma City is 24th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 20th in the league. The Thunder are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.7, and their defensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 104.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 26th. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Oklahoma City +4.5 and under 214.5 total points
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