Rockets vs Thunder Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/6

Rockets vs Thunder Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/6

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Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets - Regular Season

Houston, TX; Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. EST

Spread: OKC -2.5
Over/Under: 226.5

Introduction

Get ready for an exciting showdown as the Oklahoma City Thunder (13-6) take on the Houston Rockets (8-9) in a regular-season clash at the Toyota Center on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. EST. This preview dissects critical player statistics, recent team performances, and concludes with a final prediction.

 

Team Analysis

Oklahoma City Thunder

The Thunder, currently second in the Western Conference with a 13-6 record, are in impressive form. Led by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, they aim to continue their winning streak, and the absence of injured players adds to their advantage.

Player Spotlight: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, averaging 29.9 points per game with an outstanding 53.8% field goal percentage, is a driving force for the Thunder. His stellar performances contribute to their success.

 

Houston Rockets

The Rockets, with an 8-1 home record, are formidable opponents on their home court. Despite the absence of Victor Oladipo, they are motivated to extend their winning streak at home, led by the impressive scoring of Alperen Sengun.

Player Spotlight: Alperen Sengun

Alperen Sengun, averaging 21.0 points per game with a 54.0% field goal percentage, is a key contributor for the Rockets. His performance at home adds to the Rockets' ability to cover the spread.

 

Prediction

Expect a closely contested match as the Rockets, boasting an impressive home record, aim to cover the +2.5 points spread or even secure a win. Despite facing the strong Thunder, the Rockets' home advantage, combined with Alperen Sengun's scoring prowess, positions them well. Considering the Rockets' strong performance at home this season, they are likely to cover the spread or potentially pull off a victory.

 

Pick: Houston Rockets +2.5

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