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Oklahoma City Thunder at Houston Rockets 10/22/21 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder Odds & Info

Game Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date & Time Friday October 22, 2021, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Toyota Center, Houston, TX
Latest odds
HOU -1.5 ; O/U 224
TV Channel
BSSW

The Oklahoma City Thunder look to bounce back from an opening-night loss when visiting the Houston Rockets on Friday. Oklahoma City is 0-1 after falling to the Utah Jazz 107-86 on Wednesday.  Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was the leading scorer for Oklahoma City in the loss with 18 points. The Thunder were outrebounded by Utah 53-50 and Oklahoma City committed 15 turnovers to only 10 by the Jazz.

After one game of the regular season, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is the leading scorer for Oklahoma City with 18 points, while Darius Bazley is the second leading scorer with 15. Josh Giddey is the leading rebounder with 10, while Derrick Favors has nine. Giddey is the leader in assists with three. Oklahoma City shot only 37.4% overall and a disappointing 20.0% from three-point territory.

Houston is 0-1 following a 124-106 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday in their opening game of the regular season. Christian Wood was the leading scorer for Houston in the loss with 16 points. The Rockets were outrebounded by Minnesota 46-41 and Houston was careless with the ball as the Rockets turned the ball over 24 times compared to 18 for the Timberwolves.

Following the first game of the regular season, Christian Wood is the leading scorer with 16, while Eric Gordon is the second-leading scorer with 15. Three players for the Thunder have scored 11 points each. The leading rebounder is Wood with nine and the leader in assists is Jalen Green with four.  Houston shot 45.5% overall and 33.3% from 3-point territory.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Oklahoma City is 1-6 ATS in its last 7
  • The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Thunder’s last 6 played in October
  • Houston is 5-2 ATS in its last 7
  • The OVER has cashed in 7 of the Rockets last 9

Free NBA Pick:

over 224

Houston will bounce back from an opening night loss to pick up a victory at home on Friday against Oklahoma City, but the play here is OVER. The OVER has cashed in five of Oklahoma City’s last six played during October and in seven of Houston's last nine overall. In addition, the OVER has cashed in four of the Rockets' last five played at home. Final Score Prediction, Houston Rockets win but our best play is OVER 117-113.

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