Thunder vs. Rockets Prediction: NBA Odds, Point Spread

Charlie Grant | Updated Jan 20, 2020

Chris Paul Thunder

Chris Paul is playing like he’s trying to prove everyone wrong who wrote off the 34-year-old point guard. The Thunder are underdogs tonight in Houston.

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January 20, 2020, 5:00 PM ET
Toyota Center
Houston
44-28

Russell Westbrook plays against his former team for the third time this season and the second time this month when the Thunder visit the Rockets on Monday night. The Rockets are looking to snap a three-game losing streak while Chris Paul would love nothing more than to prolong the winless run for his former teammates.

NBA Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Thunder are just 2-3 straight up and against the spread (ATS) since their 21-point win over Houston a week and a half ago. OKC remains the best spread bet in the NBA with a 28-15 ATS mark. The club is also 13-4 against the spread when catching points as the away team. 

Oklahoma City is coming off a 119-106 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night as a 6.5-point home favourite. The Thunder are averaging 114.8 points over their last nine contests and the Over is 7-2 during the same stretch.

Houston won the first meeting between the two clubs this season but failed to cover as a 10-point home favourite. The Rockets are 0-4 ATS in their last four matchups against OKC and 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings.

James Harden and Co. lost outright on Saturday night to Lakers side missing Anthony Davis. The Rockets have just one win in their last five games and they’ve failed to cover the spread in five of their last six.

Houston has dropped to sixth in the Western Conference standings, but Sports Interaction remains confident in the team’s chances in the playoffs. The Rockets own the fourth shortest odds to win the NBA title at +900.

Oklahoma City Thunder

The Thunder weren’t supposed to be this good this season. They traded away their All-Star duo of Westbrook and Paul George with the expectation that the future assets acquired would make them competitive down the road.

But Chris Paul is playing like he’s trying to prove everyone wrong who wrote off the 34-year-old point guard. The Thunder are scoring 112.4 points per 100 possessions with CP3 on the floor and out-scoring their opponents by 5.3 points per 100 with the floor general running the show.

Houston Rockets

Westbrook is putting up good counting stats again, but his shooting percentages are nothing pretty to look at. The former league MVP is hitting just 23 percent from beyond the arc on more than four attempts per game.

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