Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets 11/29/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets
Date: Monday, November 29, 2021
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
TV: Bally Sports OK
Toyota Center is where the Houston Rockets (3-16) will go up against the Oklahoma City Thunder (6-13) on Monday.
The Thunder faced the Wizards and took a loss by a final of 101-99 in their last contest. Oklahoma City wrapped up the contest with a 40.4% FG percentage (38 out of 94) and buried 11 of their 33 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Thunder converted 12 of their 14 shots for a percentage of 85.7%. In reference to rebounding, they earned 41 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 23 assists for the game as well as forcing 12 turnovers and getting 7 steals. Pertaining to defending, Oklahoma City allowed 48.1% from the field on 38 out of 79 shooting. Washington recorded 43 dimes and had 17 steals in the game. Additionally, Washington grabbed 38 boards (5 offensive, 33 defensive) and added 4 blocked shots. Washington ended up going 100.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 15 of their 15 shots. They buried 10 of 29 attempts from beyond the perimeter. With respect to personal fouls, the Thunder ended up finishing with 15 while the Wizards had 15 personal fouls.
Luguentz Dort is one player who was a factor in the matchup. Dort walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the field and also distributed 2 assists. He saw the court for 36 mins played and also pulled down 4 rebounds. He notched 21 points on 7 out of 14 shooting.
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Oklahoma City heads into this contest with a mark of 6-13 for the season. They average 99.0 points per game (29th in basketball) on 41.0% from the field. The Thunder are connecting on 31.3% on three-point shots (227 of 725) and 73.5% from the free throw line. As a team, Oklahoma City is grabbing 47.8 rebounds per game and is sitting with 388 assists on the campaign, which is 30th in the NBA in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.2 times per game and as a group are committing 17.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Thunder are able to force 13.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.7 fouls. They are ranked 17th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 453 relinquished on the year. The Thunder defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 43.7% (741 of 1,696) and they surrender 47.7 boards per game as a squad. They are relinquishing 35.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 13th in basketball in PPG from their opponents (105.9).
The last time they took the court, the Rockets took home the win by a final score of 146-143 when they played the Hornets. In regard to attacking the glass, Houston allowed Charlotte to snag 23 in total (16 on the offensive glass). They shot 40.0% from 3-point land via 20 out of 50 and finished the game at 27 out of 30 from the charity stripe (90.0%). The Rockets allowed the Hornets to knock down 48 of their 103 tries from the floor which had them shooting 46.6% in the game. Overall, the Rockets shot 51 out of 95 from the field which had them sitting at 53.7%. In terms of shooting from beyond the arc, Houston made 23 out of their 49 attempts (46.9%). They were able to convert 21 of the free throw tries for a rate of 67.7%. The Hornets committed 11 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Rockets to the charity stripe for 31 attempts. They also turned it over 13 times, while getting 5 steals for the contest. The Rockets collected 31 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 41 for this contest.
Christian Wood ended up being a factor for the Rockets in the matchup. Wood scored 33 points in his 41 minutes on the hardwood and accounted for 3 assists in the matchup. He made 13 of 19 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 68.4%, and accumulated 16 rebounds.
Houston has a win-loss record of 3-16 so far this year. The Rockets are committing 19.7 fouls every game and they shoot 69.0% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 21.4 times per contest (26th in basketball) and they turn it over 18.7 times per game. Houston has accounted for 1,967 pts for the year (103.5 per contest) and they snag 45.2 boards per contest. As an offensive unit, the Rockets are hitting on 43.5% from the floor, which ranks them 25th in the league.
The Rockets defensively are ranked 27th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 113.2. They are able to force 14.3 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.2% from the floor (18th in the NBA). The Houston defense gives up 34.2% on shots from 3-point land (258 of 755) and opponents are knocking down 79.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 24.3 dimes and 46.6 total boards per game, which ranks them 21st and 19th in the league.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oklahoma City
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