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Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder 8/22/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder 8/22/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Houston Rockets will play their third playoff round with the OklahomaCity Thunder at the HP Field House in Kissimmee, Florida on August 22, 2020, 6:00 PM, ET. Houston is in control over Oklahoma City after trouncing the Thunder to a score of 111-98 at the Adventhealth Arena,Thursday. PGJames Harden delivered21 points and 9 dimes while fellow teammate PG Russell Wesbrook is out with a quad injury. SF Daniel House Jr. picked up the slack and brought in 19 points in their second win in a row in the quarterfinal playoff round. Houston leads 2-0 over Oklahoma City in the first round playoffs.

The Rockets will launch their extended offensive with 117.8 ppg at 45.1% from the field while limiting the Thunder to 103.0 ppg. Houston exploded with 44.3 rebounds, 21.6 assists, 5.2 blocks, and 8.7 assists per contest. Harden wipes the scoring slates with 34.3 ppg, 44.4% Fg shooting, and 86.5% from the free throw line. Houston is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 matches against OKC and 5 of its last 6 road outings went under the totals versus the Thunder.

Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder Predictions 8/22/2020

Meanwhile, the Oklahoma City Thunder lost their second consecutive match in the quarter finals round of the playoff to the Houston Rockets, Thursday. SG Shai Gilgeous Alexander poured in 31 points followed by SF Danilo Gallinar with 17 in the loss to the Rockets. OKC managed to take the lead at 80-77 early in the 4th quarter until the Rockets hit them with  a 17-0 consecutive barrage. Oklahoma City is 0-2 in the first round of the playoffs.

The Thunder will play harder for a win in Game 3 with 110.4 ppg at 46.8% from the field while letting the Rockets dump in up to 117.0 ppg. OKC have 42.9 rebounds, 21.7 assists, 4.9 blocks, and 7.6 steals per encounter. Alexander is the team’s leader in the scoring line with 19.0 ppg, 47.1% Fg shooting, and 80.7% from the charity lane. Oklahoma City is 6-2 SU in its last  8 matches at home and 5 of its last 6 home battles went under the totals with OKC.

Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder. The NBA Pick for this game is the Houston Rockets -3.5. There is a cause of concern for the Thunder. They lost 2 games in a row with Rockets PG Russell Westbrook on the sidelines. They have their woes on offense at the moment while PG James Harden only shot 5 of 16 from the field. The Rockets are in complete control from both ends of the court complemented by their dynamic bench. Houston will continue to dominate the Thunder to a predicted score of 112-108.

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Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder 8/22/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 6:00 PM ET

Location: HP Field House in Kissimmee, Florida

Date: August 22, 2020


NBA ODDS: Houston Rockets -3.5

NBA Totals: 225.5

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