Thunder vs Rockets Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Wednesday, February 1, 2023

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The Oklahoma City Thunder (24-26) are six-point favorites against the Houston Rockets (12-38) on February 1, 2023 at Toyota Center. The Rockets are struggling right now, going 2-8 during their past 10 games. A 232.5-point over/under is set in this matchup.

How to bet Thunder vs. Rockets

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 6 points, with bookmakers listing the Thunder as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Thunder have -233 odds to pick up the win, while the Rockets are listed at +190 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 232.5 points.

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Thunder vs. Rockets Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, February 1, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSO
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Arena: Toyota Center

Thunder vs. Rockets Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Thunder are 32-18-0 this year. Oklahoma City has come away with six wins in the 13 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Thunder games this year have gone over the point total 27 times in 50 opportunities (54%).

The Rockets are 18-28-4 against the spread this year. Houston has put together a 12-36 record in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 25% of those games). The Rockets have hit the over 46% of the time this year (23 of 50 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Thunder

Thunder Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 46 30.9 4.8 5.7 1.7 1.1 1.0
Josh Giddey 45 16.1 8.0 5.7 0.7 0.5 1.0
Jalen Williams 46 12.1 3.9 2.8 1.1 0.5 0.8
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl 26 8.5 5.0 1.0 0.7 0.4 1.1
Isaiah Joe 40 8.3 2.3 1.1 0.6 0.1 2.1

Rockets

Rockets Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Alperen Sengun 45 15.5 8.9 3.6 0.8 1.0 0.2
Eric Gordon 43 12.5 2.1 2.7 0.6 0.3 1.8
Jabari Smith Jr. 47 11.9 7.0 1.0 0.6 1.0 1.6
Kenyon Martin Jr. 50 11.2 5.4 1.4 0.4 0.3 0.9
Tari Eason 50 8.4 5.6 1.0 1.1 0.6 0.7
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Thunder vs. Rockets Injury Report

Rockets: Jalen Green: Out (Calf), Kevin Porter: Out (Foot)

What you need to know about the Oklahoma City Thunder

With 116.9 points per game on offense, Oklahoma City is sixth in the NBA. At the other end of the court, it cedes 115.9 points per contest, which ranks 20th in the league. When playing at home, the Thunder are putting up 5.3 more points per game (119.4) than they are on the road (114.1). The Thunder have seen an uptick in scoring recently, racking up 118.4 points per game in their last 10 contests, 1.5 points more than the 116.9 they’ve scored this season.

Oklahoma City ranks 14th in the NBA with 12.1 threes per game so far this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 13th with a 36.3% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. So far this season, the Thunder have taken 64.1% two-pointers, accounting for 72.2% of the team’s baskets. They have shot 35.9% threes (27.8% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Houston Rockets

Houston is the second-worst team in the league in points scored (109.6 per game) and 24th in points conceded (117.1). The Rockets average 108.4 points per game at home, and 110.7 away. In their previous 10 games, the Rockets are posting 111.6 points per game, 2.0 more than their season average (109.6).

Beyond the arc, Houston is 21st in the league in 3-pointers made per game (11.2). It is second-worst in 3-point percentage at 32.7%. The Rockets attempt 38.7% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 28.1% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they attempt 61.3% of their shots, with 71.9% of their makes coming from there.

Our prediction to win this matchup is the Thunder, and we project that Thunder will cover the spread (Thunder -6). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 232.5 points.

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You can bet on Thunder vs. Rockets at every legal online sportsbook. For more NBA odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals as well as NBA prop odds, check out the latest NBA lines as well as our guide to the best NBA betting sites.

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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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