The Rockets vs Thunder is one of the exciting matchups to watch this Saturday in the NBA, featuring two teams at the bottom of the Western Conference.
These teams just faced each other three days ago, with the Rockets securing an unexpected victory, their second of the season over the Thunder. Now, with the advantage of playing at home, the Thunder will be seeking revenge.
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Predictions, Odds, and Betting Preview for the Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Regular Season Game on February 4, 2023
- Where: Paycom Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- When: Saturday, February 4, 2023, 8:00 PM ET
Betting on the Houston Rockets
- Regular Season Record: 13-39
The Rockets remain at the bottom of the league with only 13 wins in 52 games played. They will now face the Thunder, seeking their third win of the season against them and move away from being at the bottom of the Western Conference.
After that month-starting win over the Thunder, the Rockets were visited by the Toronto Raptors last night, in a game in which they gave their all. However, once again, they did not keep up with their rival and ended up losing 117-111 after entering the last quarter with an advantage on the scoreboard.
Playing on the road will be a challenge for the Rockets, as they have a poor record of 5 wins and 21 losses on the road, while averaging 110.7 points scored and a dreadful 120.8 points allowed per game.
Betting on the Oklahoma City Thunder
- Season record: 24-27
The Thunder need a win to avoid a third straight (and embarrassing) loss to the worst team in the NBA and remain in contention for a playoff spot. They’re 13th in the West, just 2.5 games from 6th place.
Their recent loss to the Rockets was their second in a row, but they have confidence playing at home where they’ve won 15 of 24 games this season and have a strong offense, scoring an average of 116.6 points per game..
For the Thunder to succeed, they need their star player, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, to perform well. He’s been the team’s leader with an average of 30.8 points and 5.6 assists per game.
The Rockets have played well against the Thunder this season, but this time the odds are against them. They’ll be playing on the road where they struggle and will be coming off a game the night before, with a poor 1-7 record in that scenario.
Even worse, they’ll also have to shake off their fatigue and face a tough Thunder offense, which has been strong all season and performs even better at home.
The Rockets have only covered the spread in 9 of 26 away games this season, and it’s unlikely they will do so in this match, given the circumstances. In this way, we expect the Thunder to capitalize on the Rockets’ fatigue and the comfort of their home to secure a comfortable win.
Prediction: Oklahoma City Thunder spread.