Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder Basketball Betting Tips 4/9/2019
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Chesapeake Energy Arena
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The Houston Rockets travel to Chesapeake Energy Arena to play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.
The Rockets have a record of 53-28. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 4.8 as they average 114.0 points per game while giving up 109.1 per contest. The Thunder have an overall record of 47-33 this season. They are 4th in the Northwest Division. They average 114.4 points per game and surrender 111.0, good for a point differential of 3.3.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 40-38-3 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 39-40-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 40-40-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 38-40-0 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
Chris Paul averages 15.5 points per game in 32.0 minutes per contest. He averages 8.2 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. James Harden comes into this contest averaging 36.1 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Russell Westbrook averages 23.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 36.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.0 rebounds per contest and 10.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 66%. Paul George averages 28.1 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets allow 109.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they give up 23.6 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league. Houston averages 114.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 42.1 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 28th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder surrender 111.0 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 24.9 assists allowed per contest, and 20th with 45.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Thunder are 30th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.8 per game. Oklahoma City is 8th in the league with 114.4 points per game this year. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 47.9 boards per game and 23rd in assists per contest with 23.2. The Thunder are 15th in turnovers per game with 14.0.
The Rockets are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.6, and their defensive rating of 110.6 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 52% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. Houston is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league.
Oklahoma City is 25th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 14th in the NBA. The Thunder are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 107, and their offensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 4th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 23rd. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Houston
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