Houston Rockets VS Oklahoma City Thunder

NBA Basketball 03:30 PM ET

Saturday

08/20/2020

ESPN

Spread: Houston Rockets -2.5

Over/Under: 228.5

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets 8/20/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets 8/20/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets 8/20/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Oklahoma City Thunder will play their second playoff round with the Houston Rockets at the  AdventHealth Arena in Wesley Chapel, Florida on August 20, 2020, 3:30 PM, ET. Oklahoma City lost its first round playoff match against Houston to a score of 108-123 at the HP Field House, Tuesday. OKC PF Danilo Gallinari poured in 29 points followed by PG Chris Paul with 20 along 10 boards, and 9 dimes. Center Steven Adams had 17 points and 12 rebounds in the loss to the Rockets. Oklahoma City is 0-1 in their first round of the playoff.

The Thunder will have their shot against the Rockets with 110.4 ppg at 45.6% from the field while limiting other teams at 108.6 ppg. OKC rolled 42.9 rebounds, 21.7 assists, 4.9 blocks, and 5.1steals per meeting. SG Shai Gilgeous Alexander is the team’s best scorer with 19.0 ppg, 47.1% FG shooting, and 90.7% from the free throw line. Oklahoma City is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 matches with the Rockets and 6-3 SU in its last 9 meetings with the Rockets.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets Predictions 8/20/2020

Meanwhile, the Houston Rockets were all systems firing after silencing the Thunder in their barrage of 3-pointers. PG James Harden dumped in 37 points and 11 boards followed by PF Jeff Green with 22 while SG Eric Gordon scored 21 in the victory over the Thunder. Houston is 4th seed with a 44-28 win/loss tally in the Western Conference.

The Rockets unloaded their arsenal with 117.9 ppg at 45.6% from the field while pinning rival teams at 114.8 ppg. Houston energizes with 44.2 rebounds, 21.7 assists, 5.1 blocks, and 8.6 steals per game. Harden is the leader in point generation of the team with 34.3 ppg, 44.4% FG shooting, and 86.5% from the free throw stripe. Houston is 12-3 SU in its last 15 matches at home over the Thunder and 9 of its last 13 games went under the totals in the season.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets. The NBA Pick for this game is the Houston Rockets -2.5. Rockets PG Russel Westbrook will still be out with a quad injury but his team managed to dominate the Thunder in their recent first playoff match. Oklahoma’s chance of winning this matchup is to clamp on defense and hype up their offense. Predicted to win this match is the Rockets to a score of 116-113.

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NBA Starting Time: 3:30 PM ET

Location: AdventHealth Arena in Wesley Chapel, Florida

Date: August 20, 2020

TV:  ESPN

NBA ODDS: Houston Rockets -2.5

NBA Totals: 228.5

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