Oklahoma City Thunder at Houston Rockets NBA Picks Against the Spread 2/9/2019
Saturday, February 9, 2019
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The Oklahoma City Thunder travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 3 point favorites.
The Thunder head into this matchup with a mark of 35-19. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 5.4 as they average 115.2 points per contest while giving up 109.7 per game. The Rockets have an overall mark of 32-22. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They total 113.1 points per contest and give up 110.9, which is a point differential of 2.2.
Valuable Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Trends
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 30-23-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma City Thunder are 28-24-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 25-28-1 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 30-23-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
10/04/18 G Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
02/07/19 G Eric Gordon Knee is questionable Saturday vs Oklahoma City
02/07/19 G Iman Shumpert Acquired is questionable Saturday vs Oklahoma City
01/14/19 C Clint Capela Thumb is out indefinitely
Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 21.2 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 11.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 11.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 64%. Paul George averages 28.0 points per game in 36.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.0 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Austin Rivers averages 8.7 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 54%. James Harden averages 36.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 7.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma City averages 115.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 47.9 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.1 per game. The Thunder allow 109.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 25.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 17.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 11th in the league with 113.1 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.2. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 41.8 boards per game, and 28th in assists per contest with 20.6. The Rockets are 22nd in turnovers per game with 13.9. The Rockets surrender 110.9 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 23.4 assists allowed per contest and 16th with 44.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets were 20th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game last season.
The Thunder are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 105.5, and their offensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 3rd. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 103.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 19th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA. Oklahoma City is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA.
Houston is 16th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Rockets are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 112.5, and their offensive rating of 114.7 is ranked 25th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 6th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 51% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Thunder/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Oklahoma City +3
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