Thunder vs Rockets Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, November 26, 2022

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The Oklahoma City Thunder (8-11) visit the Houston Rockets (4-14) at Toyota Center, tipping off at 8:00 PM ET on Saturday, November 26, 2022. The Rockets are just 1.5-point underdogs in the game. The matchup’s point total is 231.5.

How to bet Thunder vs. Rockets

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Thunder as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Thunder have -128 odds to pick up the win, while the Rockets are listed at +108 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 231.5 points.

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Thunder vs. Rockets Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, November 26, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBA
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Arena: Toyota Center

Thunder vs. Rockets Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Thunder are 11-8-0 this season. Oklahoma City has won in one of the four contests it has been named as the odds-on favorite in this year. Thunder games this year have eclipsed the over/under 14 times in 18 opportunities (77.8%).

Against the spread, the Rockets are 8-8-2 this season. Houston has won four of the 18 games it was listed as the moneyline underdog this season (22.2%). Rockets games this year have gone over the total in 10 of 18 opportunities (55.6%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Thunder

Thunder Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 18 31 4.9 6.3 1.7 1.3 1.1
Josh Giddey 16 14.6 7.4 6 0.4 0.5 0.9
Luguentz Dort 19 14.3 4.7 2.1 1.3 0.3 1.6
Aleksej Pokusevski 16 10.3 5 1.8 0.8 1.9 1.4
Jalen Williams 15 9.8 2.7 2.6 0.8 0.3 0.7

Rockets

Rockets Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jalen Green 18 21.5 4.4 3.6 0.8 0.3 2.6
Kevin Porter Jr. 17 19.3 6.1 6.1 1.4 0.5 1.9
Alperen Sengun 15 14.8 8.5 2.1 0.7 1.1 0.3
Eric Gordon 15 12.9 2.3 2.9 0.7 0.5 1.8
Kenyon Martin Jr. 18 11.6 5.4 1.5 0.5 0.6 1.1
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Thunder vs. Rockets Injury Report

Rockets: Bruno Fernando: Out (Knee), Jae’Sean Tate: Out (Ankle)

What you need to know about the Oklahoma City Thunder

Although Oklahoma City is ceding 118.3 points per game (second-worst in NBA) on defense, its offense has been strong, as it ranks fifth-best in the league by posting 117.2 points per game. When playing at home, the Thunder are scoring 3.8 more points per game (119) than they are on the road (115.2). The Thunder’s offense has been improved over their last 10 games, putting up 123.3 points per contest compared to the 117.2 they’ve averaged this season.

Oklahoma City is sinking 11.7 threes per game (17th-ranked in NBA) this year, while owning a 34.4% three-point percentage (18th-ranked). When it comes to shot breakdown, the Thunder have taken 64% two-pointers (accounting for 73.5% of the team’s buckets) and 36% three-pointers (26.5%).

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What you need to know about the Houston Rockets

Houston is 22nd in the league in points scored (109.7 per game) and 24th in points allowed (116.3). The Rockets are putting up more points at home (111.7 per game) than away (108.5). The Rockets are putting up 111.3 points per game over their previous 10 games, compared to their season average of 109.7.

In 2022-23, Houston is 13th in the league in 3-point makes (12.2 per game) and 17th in 3-point percentage (34.5%). The Rockets take 40.2% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 31.7% of their made shots are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they take 59.8% of their shots, with 68.3% of their makes coming from there.

Our prediction to win this game is the Thunder, and we project that Rockets will cover the spread (Thunder -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 231.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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