Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets / NBA – Oklahoma is in a series of five wins in a row, and the night before their duel with Houston, they are playing against the Cavs. The Rockets are currently one of the disappointments in NBA league, because everyone expected a much better effect from them than the current 4-5, but they had some problems with the injuries of their guards, and this may be the reason for the bad start.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets begins 09.11.2018 at 02:00 CET
Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma will welcome the Rockets in their hall, and they have so far celebrated in three out of five games played in front of their fans. A big problem could be Westbrook’s injury, since his performance is quite questionable. If he does not get to be ready, the Rockets will be the favourites in this hosting, but the Thunders will not surrender easily. There is no need to point out how much influence the team of Westbrook has (24.1 points, 8.9 assists and 8.3 rebounds), but the German Schroder (15.4 points and 5.6 assists) will try to compensate for his eventual absence.
Paul George is the second shooter of the team, although he is everywhere on the court and he fills the statistics nicely in every match. Center Adams is on a double-double advantage, while winger Grant is quite a good addition for the players (11 points per match). In their current series of five wins, Oklahoma has shown remarkable efficiency (122.4 points per match), and they will now have an opponent that likes to play in the attack, that likes a game with a large number of shoots, especially for three points.
Probable lineups Oklahoma City Thunder: Westbrook (Schroder), Ferguson, George, Grant, Adams
Houston has entered this season as the main competitor of the Warriors for the Champions League title. However, according to what they have shown so far, they did not justify these forecasts. Only four wins in nine matches is not the effect that we expected, but it should be pointed that three games were played without Harden, and two without Paul and Gordon. But it should also be said that all four victories were with one-figure difference, and they had even four defeats in the series before the current series of three wins. On average, they shot 42 three-pointers per match (and score 14), but they are generally having problems in that segment this season.
As a result of that, their average is only 105.3 points per match, which is the fourth weakest in the league. When you have Harden, Paul, Gordon, Anthony and others in the team, that average is really bad, and when we add that they are at the bottom when it comes to number of rebounds and assists, then we confirm once again what we have said at the beginning that Houston is far from the favourite for the title. However, we should not ignore the fact that they have won four out of five matches outside of their hall, which means that they have celebrated all their victories as guests this season.
Probable lineups Houston Rockets: Harden, Paul, Ennis III, Tucker, Capela
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets PICK
It is very likely that we will not this time watch a duel between Harden and Westbrook, which would really be interesting. But Anthony will play against his former team, and we could have an interesting duel under the basket between Adam and Capela. However, Houston is stronger for Harden and Paul, and they are mild favourites in this match, whether Westbrook plays or not.
Pick: Houston -4.5 points
Odds: 1.89 at bethard (down to 1.83 can be played)
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