Rockets vs Thunder: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – December 23, 2020

Posted By Staff on December 22, 2020

The Oklahoma City Thunder (0-0) are underdogs against the Houston Rockets (0-0) at Toyota Center on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. The game starts at 8:00 PM ET on FS-OK. The matchup’s over/under is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from FanDuel Sportsbook as of December 22, 2020, 3:40 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Rockets vs Thunder Betting Odds

Rockets and Thunder Records ATS

  • Houston was under .500 against the spread last season with a record of 37-45-1
  • The Rockets had a losing record against the spread when favored by at least 7.5 points, going 10-17 last season.
  • Houston and its opponents went over the set total in only 32 of 83 games last season (38.6%).
  • With a 46-31-1 record ATS last season, Oklahoma City outplayed expectations ATS last season.
  • The Thunder were at least an 7.5-point underdog 12th times last season, where they had a record of 2-9 against the spread.
  • 46.2% of Oklahoma City’s 78 games last season reached the over/under.

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Head to Head

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
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Scoring Trends

  • Houston and its opponents hit the over on Wednesday’s 225.5 total in 53 out of 84 games (63.1%) last season.
  • In Oklahoma City’s games last season, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Wednesday’s matchup point total in 26 out of 79 matchups (32.9%).
  • On average, the Rockets saw a 230.1 over/under in their games last season, 4.6 more points than the over/under in this matchup.
  • A difference of 7.0 points separates this matchup’s over/under (225.5 points) and the average total points bet in Thunder’s games (218.5 points) last season.
  • The Rockets had an average implied point total of 118.9 last season, which is 1.9 points higher than their implied total in Wednesday’s game (117).
  • Last season, Houston outscored its implied point total for this matchup (117) 38 times.
  • The average implied point total last season for the Thunder (112) is three more points than the team’s implied total in this matchup (109).
  • Oklahoma City scored more than 109 points in 45 games last season.
  • Last season, the Rockets were the NBA’s second-highest scoring team (116.4 PPG), while the Thunder allowed their opponents the seventh-fewest points per game (108.6) in the league.
  • The Rockets totaled a total of 222 more points than their opponents last year (an average of 2.7 per game), and the Thunder out-scored opponents by 98 points on the season (1.2 more per game).

Rockets Leaders

  • James Harden scored 34.3 points per game and dished out 7.5 assists per contest last season.
  • PJ Tucker collected 6.6 rebounds per game.
  • Harden averaged 1.8 steals per game. Christian Wood collected 0.9 blocks a game.

Thunder Leaders

  • Al Horford averaged 6.8 rebounds and racked up 4.0 assists per game last season.
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had a strong season offensively, scoring 19.0 points per game.
  • Trevor Ariza averaged 1.6 steals per game. Horford collected 0.9 blocks a contest.

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