Thunder vs Rockets Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Wednesday, February 15, 2023

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The Oklahoma City Thunder (27-29) host the Houston Rockets (13-44) on February 15, 2023 at Paycom Center. The Rockets are underdogs by a 9.5-point margin as they enter the matchup with a 5-5 record in their last 10 games. The over/under in the contest is 234.

How to bet Thunder vs. Rockets

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 9.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Thunder as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Thunder have -457 odds to pick up the win, while the Rockets are listed at +354 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 234 points.

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Thunder vs. Rockets Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, February 15, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSO
  • Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Arena: Paycom Center

Thunder vs. Rockets Betting Trends

The Thunder have 35 wins against the spread in 56 games this season. Oklahoma City has been the favorite in 16 games this season and has come away with the win seven times (43.8%) in those contests. Thunder games this year have hit the over 31 times in 57 opportunities (54.4%).

The Rockets have played 57 games, with 22 wins against the spread. Houston has gone 13-42 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 23.6% of those games). Rockets games this season have gone over the point total 28 times in 57 opportunities (49.1%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Thunder

Thunder Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 52 30.9 4.7 5.7 1.7 1.1 0.9
Josh Giddey 51 16.4 7.8 5.9 0.7 0.5 1
Luguentz Dort 49 14 4.1 2.2 1 0.3 1.9
Jalen Williams 52 12.2 4.1 2.9 1.3 0.6 0.9
Isaiah Joe 46 8.7 2.3 1.1 0.6 0.1 2.2

Rockets

Rockets Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jalen Green 53 21.9 4 3.6 0.8 0.2 2.5
Alperen Sengun 52 15.3 8.7 3.7 0.9 1 0.2
Jabari Smith Jr. 54 11.9 7 1.2 0.5 0.9 1.6
Kenyon Martin Jr. 57 11.7 5.5 1.5 0.5 0.4 0.9
Tari Eason 57 8.6 5.6 0.9 1.1 0.6 0.7
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Thunder vs. Rockets Injury Report

Rockets: Danny Green: Out (Trade Pending), John Wall: Out (Abdominal), Kevin Porter: Out (Foot)

What you need to know about the Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City has a top-five offense this year, ranking fifth-best in the league with 117.6 points per game. On defense, it ranks 20th with 116.6 points allowed per contest. Offensively the Thunder have played better when playing at home this year, posting 119.9 points per game, compared to 115.4 per game when playing on the road. The Thunder have been scoring 120.9 points per game in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s a little higher than the 117.6 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign.

This season, Oklahoma City is making 12.2 treys per game (13th-ranked in NBA) and is shooting 36.6% (ninth-ranked) from three-point land. The Thunder are attempting 59.1 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 63.9% of the shots they’ve attempted (and 71.9% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 33.4 three-pointers per contest, which are 36.1% of their shots (and 28.1% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the Houston Rockets

On offense, Houston is the second-worst squad in the NBA (110 points per game). Defensively, it is 25th (117.9 points allowed per game). The Rockets are putting up fewer points at home (109.8 per game) than on the road (110.2). The Rockets are compiling 110.6 points per game in their previous 10 games, compared to their season average of 110.

In 2022-23 Houston is 22nd in the league in 3-point makes (10.9 per game) and second-worst in 3-point percentage (32.7%). In 2022-23, the Rockets have attempted 62.3% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 37.7% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 72.8% of the Rockets’ baskets have been 2-pointers, and 27.2% have been 3-pointers.

Our prediction to win this matchup is the Thunder, and we project that Thunder will cover the spread (Thunder -9.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 234 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Austin Harper

Austin is a co-founders at Betsperts and a devoted father of 2. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Austin is passionate about the Atlanta Hawks, Braves, and Falcons. Austin received his Bachelors of Science from Clemson University and gets back for Clemson football and basketball games every chance he gets!

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