Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder 11/17/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Location: Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, OK
TV: Bally Sports OK
Paycom Center is where the Oklahoma City Thunder (5-8) will attempt to defeat the Houston Rockets (1-13) on Wednesday.
The Rockets took the court against the Grizzlies and took a loss by a final of 136-102 in their last contest. Regarding personal fouls, the Rockets walked away with 16 and the Grizzlies racked up 10 personal fouls. They also converted 16 out of their 41 attempts from 3-point land. Memphis went 80.0% at the charity stripe by converting 16 of their 20 shots. Additionally, Memphis grabbed 42 rebounds (7 offensive, 35 defensive) and got 5 blocks. Memphis recorded 49 assists and had 33 steals in the matchup. In the matter of defending, Houston allowed 54.2% from the field on 52 out of 96 shooting. They also recorded 24 assists for the matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 8 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In reference to pulling down rebounds, they earned a total of 46 with 14 of them being of the offensive variety. From the free throw line, the Rockets made 19 of 26 tries for a rate of 73.1%. Houston ended with a 37.9% field goal percentage (36 of 95) and converted 11 out of their 38 shots from beyond the arc.
Jae'Sean Tate is one guy who was a factor for this contest. He totaled 14 points on 6 of 11 shooting. He was on the court for 25 mins and snagged 9 boards. Tate ended up going 54.5% from the field but wasn't able to get an assist.
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Houston heads into this contest with a win-loss mark of 1-13 on the year. They have an average of 101.8 points per contest (27th in the NBA) while hitting 43.2% from the field. The Rockets are hitting 32.0% on three-point attempts (155 of 485) and 69.2% from the charity stripe. As a team, Houston is pulling down 45.4 rebounds per game and has racked up 288 dimes for the campaign, which is 26th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They turn the ball over 19.1 times per game and as a team they commit 19.9 personal fouls per game.
On defense, the Rockets are forcing 14.5 turnovers every game while drawing 22.4 fouls. They rank 20th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 342 surrendered for the year. The Rockets defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 45.5% (580 of 1,275) and they concede 46.9 rebounds per game as a group. They are surrendering 33.0% from 3-point land and they are 28th in the league in points per game allowed (112.8).
In their last game, the Thunder walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 103-90 when they played the Heat. The Thunder were able to snag 33 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 42 in this contest. They also turned it over 20 times, while getting 6 steals in this game. The Heat were called for 17 fouls for the matchup which got the Thunder to the charity stripe for 10 attempts. They were able to knock down 7 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 70.0%. When talking about shots from beyond the perimeter, Oklahoma City made 15 out of their 41 tries (36.6%). Overall, the Thunder ended up shooting 34 for 83 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.0%. The Thunder allowed the Heat to make 37 of their 82 tries from the floor which left them shooting 45.1% in the game. They shot 45.0% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 18 out of 40 and walked away from this one shooting 11 of 13 at the free throw line (84.6%). In regard to cleaning the glass, Oklahoma City permitted Miami to grab 37 in total (8 offensive).
Luguentz Dort ended up having an impact for the Thunder for the contest. Dort earned 20 points in his 31 minutes on the court and accumulated 3 assists for the contest. He made 8 of 16 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and had 4 rebounds.
Oklahoma City has a mark of 5-8 for the year. When it comes to offensive execution, the Thunder are hitting on 41.0% from the field, which has them ranked 28th in the NBA. Oklahoma City has scored 1,282 points for the campaign (98.6 per contest) and they grab 47.1 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 20.2 times per game (30th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 15.4 times per contest. The Thunder have committed 17.0 fouls per game while shooting 75.4% from the free throw line.
The Oklahoma City defense allows 35.8% on three-point shots (186 of 519) and their opponents are converting on 78.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 25.2 assists and 48.5 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 24th and 28th in the NBA. The Thunder on defense are ranked 15th in the league in points per game surrendered with 107.2. They are forcing their opponents into 14.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 43.8% from the field (9th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Houston
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