Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder 8/24/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder 8/24/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Houston Rockets will push harder for their 4th playoff quarterfinal round with the Oklahoma City Thunder at the AdventHealth Arena in Wesley Chapel, Florida on August 23, 2020, 4:00 PM, ET. Houston recently lost its 3nd game, snapping them out of their 2-game playoff winning run against the Thunder 107-119 in OT, Saturday. Rockets PG James Harden converted 38 points but fouled out in the first 53 seconds of the OT. PF Jeff Green brought in 22 points. Houston is 2-1 in the quarterfinal playoff series.

The Rockets are setting to launch in Game 3 with 117.8 ppg at 45.1% from the field while holding off the Thunder at 108.3 ppg. Houston will blast off with 44.3 rebounds, 21.6 assists, 5.2 blocks, and 8.7 steals per game. Harden is the team’s best scorer with 34.3 ppg, 44.4% FG shooting, and 86.5% from the free throw line. Houston is 2-6 ATS in its last 8matches with Oklahoma City and 2-5 ATS in its last 7 road outings.

Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder Predictions 8/24/2020

Meanwhile, the Oklahoma City Thunder fought back and repelled the Rockets from its 3rd game barrage, Saturday. OKC PG Dennis Schroeder delivered 29 points followed by PG Chris Paul with 26. The team made a balanced assault with SG Shai Gilgeous Alexander giving in 23 and SF Danilo Gallinari had 20 in the win. Oklahoma City is 1-2 in the best of 7 series in the quarterfinal playoff round.

The Thunder wanted to give a good fight in Game 3 and fight they did with 110.4 ppg at 46.8% from the field while letting the Rockets score up to 113.7 ppg. OKC brought down 42.9 rebounds, 21.7 assists, 4.9 blocks, and 7.6 steals per match. Alexander is the team’s highest point generator with 19.0 ppg, 47.1% FG shooting, and 80.7% from the free throw area. Oklahoma City is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 matches at home versus Houston and 10 of its last 15 contests went under the totals against the Rockets.

Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder. The NBA Pick for this game is the Oklahoma City Thunder +2.5. Houston will be one key player short without PG Russell Westbrook on a strained right quadriceps. The Thunder are on a roll and will carry their momentum to even the series at 2-2. Houston is down 2-6 in their last 8 encounters with OKC. The Thunder will win this match to a predicted score of 114-108 and cover the spread.

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Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder 8/24/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 4:00 PM ET

Location: AdventHealth Arena in Wesley Chapel, Florida

Date: August 24, 2020

TV:  TNT

NBA ODDS: Oklahoma City Thunder +2.5

NBA Totals: 219.5

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