Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: 12/23/2020 Matchup Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends – POSTPONED

Written by on December 23, 2020

The Houston Rockets (0-0) are favored by 7 points against the Oklahoma City Thunder (0-0) on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 8:00 PM ET. The matchup airs on FS-OK. The matchup’s point total is 225.5.

Betting Information

Rockets vs Thunder Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Rockets -7 -110 -110 225.5 -110 -110
Place a bet on Houston Rockets or the Oklahoma City Thunder for Wednesday’s game.

Head to Head

Houston and Oklahoma City have each won five of their last 10 head-to-head matchups. The Thunder have an advantage against the spread (6-3) when taking the court against the Rockets.

Rockets vs Thunder in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
9/2/2020 Rockets Playoffs 104-102 HOU
8/31/2020 Rockets Thunder -5.5 226 -219 180 Playoffs 104-100 OKC
8/29/2020 Rockets Rockets -5 228.5 -211 170 Playoffs 114-80 HOU
8/24/2020 Rockets Thunder -2.5 223.5 -144 120 Playoffs 117-114 OKC
8/22/2020 Rockets Thunder -2 222.5 -131 110 Playoffs 119-107 OKC
8/20/2020 Rockets Rockets -2 226.5 -134 112 Playoffs 111-98 HOU
8/18/2020 Thunder Rockets -1 225 -113 -106 Playoffs 123-108 HOU
1/20/2020 Rockets Rockets -7 230.5 -310 251 Regular Season 112-107 OKC
1/9/2020 Rockets Thunder -4 227.5 -176 146 Regular Season 113-92 OKC
10/28/2019 Rockets Rockets -9.5 228 -600 432 Regular Season 116-112 HOU
  • 8/24/2020 DNP – Rockets: Russell Westbrook
  • 8/22/2020 DNP – Rockets: Russell Westbrook
  • 8/20/2020 DNP – Rockets: Russell Westbrook
  • 8/18/2020 DNP – Rockets: Russell Westbrook
  • 1/9/2020 DNP – Rockets: Eric Gordon
  • Rockets Betting Information

    • Houston covered in just 37 of 83 matchups last season.
    • When favored by at least 7 points, the Rockets struggled to an 11-20 record ATS last season.
    • Houston more often than not combined with its adversaries to fall short of the total, doing so 32 times in 83 contests (38.6%).
    Bet on the Houston Rockets to win the NBA Championship.

    Thunder Betting Information

    • Oklahoma City had a winning record against the spread, going 46-31-1 ATS (covering 59.0% of the time).
    • The Thunder fared well as a 7-point underdog, going 2-10 against the spread when they were at least 7-point underdogs.
    • In most of Oklahoma City’s games last season, the teams did not hit the over (36 out of 78 games, 46.2%).
    Bet on the Oklahoma City Thunder to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • In 53 of 84 opportunities (63.1%) last year, the Rockets and their opponents combined for this matchup’s over/under of 225.5 points.
    • Oklahoma City played in 26 games last year (out of 79 total matchups — 32.9% of chances) where they and their opponents combined to score at least 225.5 points.
    • The Rockets and the Thunder saw their opponents average a combined 3.2 less points per game last season than the over/under of 225.5 set in this game.
    • The Rockets’ average point total in outings last season was 230.1, 4.6 points higher than the over/under in this game.
    • The average point total for the Thunder last year was 7.0 points lower than this game’s over/under.
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    Rockets Leaders

    • James Harden contributed 34.3 points per game last season while adding 7.5 assists.
    • PJ Tucker pulled down 6.6 rebounds per game.
    • Harden was prolific from the three-point line a season ago, connecting on 4.4 per game.
    • Harden grabbed 1.8 per game. Christian Wood averaged 0.9 blocks a game.

    Thunder Leaders

    • Al Horford racked up 4.0 assists and 6.8 rebounds per game a season ago.
    • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was good for 19.0 points per game.
    • Trevor Ariza connected on 1.6 threes per game a season ago.
    • Ariza averaged 1.6 steals per game. Horford collected 0.9 blocks an outing.
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