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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets 8/18/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets 8/18/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Oklahoma City Thunder will roll down HP Field House to clash with the Houston Rockets in Kissimmee, Florida on August 18, 2020, 6:30 PM, ET. The 5th seed Thunder recently lost to the Los Angeles Clippers to a score of 103-107 in OT at the HP Field House, Friday. Oklahoma will tip off their first playoff match without PG Russel Westbrook out on a strained right quadriceps. The team lost despite SF Kawhi Leonard, SF Paul George, and PG Lou Williams resting on the sidelines. OKC is seeded 5th with a 44-28 win/loss slate in the Western Conference.

The Thunder will be wrestling the Rockets’ strength with 110.4 ppg at 45.7% from the field while holding off rival teams at 108.4 ppg. OKC  reached the playoff rounds with 42.9 rebounds, 21.7 assists, 4.9 blocks, and 7.6 steals per meeting. SG Shai Gilgeous-Alexander wipes the score cards of the team with 19.0ppg, 47.1% FG shooting, and 80.7% from the foul line. Oklahoma City is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 matches over the Rockets and 4-1 SU in their last 5 outings with Houston.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets Predictions 8/18/2020

Meanwhile, The Houston Rockets recently lost its 3rd game in a row from the Philadelphia 76ers to a score 96-134 at the AdventHealth Arena, Friday. Rockets PG James Harden poured in 27points and 10 assists followed by PF Jeff Green with 17, SG Eric Gordon made 13 while Bruno Cabocio had 11 in the struggle against Philadelphia. Houston in 4th seed with a 44-28 win/loss tally in the Western Conference.

The Rockets will take on the Thunder with 117.8ppg at 45.9% from the field while capping competing teams at 114.8 ppg. Houston fires with 44.3 rebounds, 21.6 assists, 5.2 blocks, and 8.7 steals per matchup. Harden is the leader in points generation with 34.3 ppg, 44.4% FG shooting, and 86.5% from the free throw spot. Houston is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 matches at home against the Thunder and 4 of its last 5 outings went under the totals against OKC.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets. The NBA Pick for this game is the Oklahoma City Thunder -2.5. The Rockets will play without PG Russell Westbrook on a strained right quadricep. OklahoaCity  is 6-2 over Houston in their last 8 encounters. The shorthanded Rockets will be asking SG Eric Gordon to try and compensate for Westbrook’s void. The best option is the UNDER in this match with OKC winning to a predicted score of 114- 111.

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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets 8/18/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 6:30 PM ET

Location: HP Field House in Kissimmee, Florida

Date: August 18, 2020


NBA ODDS: Oklahoma City Thunder -2.5

NBA Totals: 227.5

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