Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: August 20, 2020 Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Betting Trends

Written by on August 19, 2020

Thursday’s matchup (August 20, 2020) between the Houston Rockets (44-28, 1-1) and the Oklahoma City Thunder (44-28, 0-0) features the Rockets as sizable 12.5-point favorites. The game has a point total of 241.5. The battle between these two squads at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida is one of four contests slated in the NBA for the day. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:30 PM ET.

Betting Information

Rockets vs Thunder Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Rockets -12.5 -133 -117 241.5 -133 -125

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Rockets vs Thunder
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Thunder (+12.5) Under (241.5) Rockets 114 Thunder 112

Head to Head

Houston and Oklahoma City have split the four games they’ve played this year. The Thunder have an advantage against the spread (3-1) when taking on the Rockets.

Rockets vs Thunder in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
8/18/2020 Thunder -1 225 -113 -106 123-108 HOU
1/20/2020 Rockets -7 230.5 -310 251 112-107 OKC
1/9/2020 Rockets -4 227.5 -176 146 113-92 OKC
10/28/2019 Rockets -9.5 228 -600 432 116-112 HOU

Rockets Betting Information

  • Houston and its opponents have converted the over just 28 times in 73 (38.4%) games this season.
  • Houston has not fared well against the spread this season, posting a 34-38-1 record.
  • When favored by at least 12.5 points, the Rockets have fared well against the spread, putting together a 4-1 record.

Thunder Betting Information

  • Oklahoma City and its opponents have hit the over in fewer than half of their games this season — 34 of 73 (46.6%).
  • Oklahoma City has covered the spread in greater than half of its contests, going 42-29-1 ATS.
  • When they are 12.5-point underdogs, the Thunder have a record ATS of 0-0.

Over/Under Analysis

Rockets vs Thunder Total Facts
Games Over Total % Over Total Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Rockets 13 17.8% 117.9 228.3 114.8 223.4 232.6
Thunder 8 11% 110.4 228.3 108.6 223.4 219

Rockets Leaders

  • The Rockets points and assists leader is James Harden. He racks up 34.3 points per game and adds 7.5 assists.
  • Houston’s rebounding leader is Russell Westbrook, who grabs 7.9 per game.
  • Houston’s blocks leader is Robert Covington, who averages 1.3 per game. Harden leads the team averaging 1.8 steals an outing.
  • Harden is the top three-point shooter for the Rockets, knocking down 4.4 per game.

Thunder Leaders

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander owns the Thunder top spot in scoring with 19.0 points per game and also tacks on 5.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists per contest.
  • When it comes to Oklahoma City leaders in rebounds and assists, the team has two players at the top: Steven Adams with 9.2 rebounds per game and Chris Paul with 6.7 assists per game.
  • Danilo Gallinari leads the Thunder in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 2.9 made threes per game.
  • Oklahoma City’s Paul has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.6 per game and Nerlens Noel is first in blocks with 1.5 per game.

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