Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Parlay 1/9/2020
Game: Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Thursday, January 9, 2020
Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Houston -2.5
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and the Oklahoma City Thunder (21-16, 3rd in the Northwest Division) play the Houston Rockets (24-11, 1st in the Southwest Division) at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Thursday, January 9, 2020. Oklahoma City opens this contest as 2.5 point dogs. The total is set at 224.
The Rockets are covering 51.4% of the time, having gone 18-17-0 ATS. Oklahoma City is covering 67.6% of the time, going 25-12-0 against the spread.
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
01/06/20 PG Russell Westbrook Rest is out Wednesday vs Atlanta
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
01/07/20 SF Danilo Gallinari Calf is questionable Thursday vs Houston
01/07/20 C Nerlens Noel Ankle is downgraded to out Tuesday vs Brooklyn
Russell Westbrook averages 24.1 points per contest in 35.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 7.0 assists per game and 7.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%. James Harden comes into this game averaging 38.4 points per contest while playing 37.6 minutes per night. He grabs 6.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Chris Paul averages 16.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per game. He also hauls in 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes 6.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 91%. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scores 19.8 points per contest while playing 35.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.3 rebounds per contest and has 2.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets allow 113.9 points per contest which is 23rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 13th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.9 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they allow 26.1 assists per game which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Houston averages 119.4 points per contest, which is 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 17th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 47.1 boards per contest and 21.6 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 15th with 14.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder give up 107.4 points per game, which ranks them 12th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 14th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 22.7 dimes allowed per game and 11th with 45.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Thunder are 11th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest. Oklahoma City is 20th in the NBA with 108.8 points per contest this season. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.5. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 25th in the league. They are 24th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.5 boards per contest and 28th in assists per game with 21.3. The Thunder are 22nd in turnovers per contest with 14.0.
The Rockets are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.8, and their defensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 103.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 5th. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 49% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. Houston is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 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 19th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 19th in the NBA. The Thunder are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 108.1, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 14th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 16th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Oklahoma City +2.5 and over 224 total points
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