Rockets vs Thunder: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 21, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 21, 2021

The Houston Rockets (11-29) are 3.5-point favorites as they attempt to end a 10-game home losing streak when they square off against the Oklahoma City Thunder (17-24) on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at Toyota Center. The game airs at 2:00 PM ET on SportsNet SW. The matchup’s point total is 218.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of March 21, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Rockets vs Thunder Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 21

Rockets:
David Nwaba: Out (Wrist),
Dante Exum: Out (Calf),
Eric Gordon: Out (Groin),
Kevin Porter Jr.: Out (Quad)

Thunder:
George Hill: Out (Thumb),
Darius Bazley: Out (Shoulder),
Josh Hall: Out (Knee),
Al Horford: Out (Rest),
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: Out (Shoulder),
Meyers Leonard: Out For Season (Shoulder)

Rockets and Thunder Records ATS

  • Houston is under .500 against the spread this season with a record of 12-27-1
  • The Rockets have a losing record against the spread when favored by at least 3.5 points, going 4-5 this season.
  • Only 15 of 40 Houston games this season (37.5%) resulted in a total more than the contest’s over/under.
  • Oklahoma City has outpaced the spread so far this season with a record of 22-18-1.
  • Oklahoma City and its opponents have regularly been held under the total points bet this season, only claiming the over in 43.9% (18) of their 41 games played.

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Head to Head

Kenrich Williams (19 points) led the Thunder over Eric Gordon (22 points) and the Rockets 104-87 in their last matchup on February 3, 2021. The Rockets were favored by 7 points in the game, but the Thunder covered the spread. The 191 total points in the matchup went under the 222-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/3/2021 Rockets Thunder -7 222 -276 223 Regular Season 104-87 OKC*
2/1/2021 Rockets Thunder -5 224.5 -197 162 Regular Season 136-106 HOU
  • 2/3/2021 DNP – Rockets: John Wall;
    Thunder: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

  • Scoring Trends

    • Houston’s games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Sunday’s matchup total (218 points) in 21 out of 40 opportunities (52.5% of matchups).
    • 23 Oklahoma City games this year (56.1% of its matchups) finished with a final score greater than Sunday’s point total of 218 points.
    • The Rockets have seen a 220.4 average over/under in their games this season, 2.4 points more than the over/under in this matchup.
    • A difference of 0.2 points separates the average total points bet in Thunder’s games (218.2 points) and this contest’s over/under (218 points).
    • The Rockets’ average implied point total this season is 3.8 more points than their implied total in Sunday’s game (114.8 implied points on average compared to 111 implied points in this game).
    • This season, Houston has outscored its implied point total for this matchup (111) 13 times.
    • The Thunder’s average implied point total on the season (113.7 points) is 6.7 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (107 points).
    • This season, Oklahoma City has scored more than this game’s implied total of 107 points 19 times.
    • The Rockets are at the 25th spot in the NBA’s scoring charts (106.7 PPG), while the Thunder allow the 17th-fewest points per game (112.2) in the league.
    • The Rockets have a -280-point scoring differential on the season (-7 per game). The Thunder have also been out-scored by opponents on average this year (-251 total points, -6.2 per game).

    Rockets Leaders

    • Christian Wood leads the Rockets in points and rebounds. He puts up 21.7 points per game while adding 10.2 rebounds.
    • John Wall paces the squad with 6.1 assists per game.
    • Gordon makes 2.6 threes per game to lead the Rockets.
    • Houston’s steals leader is Victor Oladipo, who averages 1.4 per game. Wood leads the team averaging 1.5 blocks a contest.

    Thunder Leaders

    • The Thunder go-to guy, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, leads the team in both scoring (23.4 points per game) and assists (6.0 assists per game).
    • Darius Bazley collects all of the boards and is the Oklahoma City leader in rebounds, pulling down 7.5 per game.
    • Ty Jerome makes more threes per game than any other member of the Thunder, cashing in 2.2 treys per game.
    • Theo Maledon is at the top of Oklahoma City’s steals hierarchy with 0.9 steals per game and Aleksej Pokusevski leads the squad in blocks with 1.0 per game.

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