Thunder vs Rockets Prediction NBA Picks Today 2/27

Thunder vs Rockets Prediction NBA Picks Today 2/27

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Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Preview - Prediction KingPin Pro

Oklahoma City, OK; February 27, 2024, 8:00 p.m. CST

 

Game Odds

Odds by ESPN BET

Time Spread Total ML
8:00 PM -9.5 (-115) o234.5 (-110) -500
- +9.5 (EVEN) u234.5 (-110) +380

 

Game Overview

The Oklahoma City Thunder (40-17) will host the Houston Rockets (25-32) on February 27, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. CST. The Thunder, riding a five-game win streak, will look to extend their dominance against the struggling Rockets.

Paycom Center will be buzzing with anticipation as fans await another exciting matchup between these Western Conference rivals.

 

Team Statistics

Houston Rockets

The Houston Rockets, led by A. Sengun, have had a challenging season but have shown flashes of potential. Sengun's scoring ability, averaging 21.0 points per game, will be crucial for the Rockets.

Oklahoma City Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder, led by S. Gilgeous-Alexander, have been in stellar form, winning their last five games. Gilgeous-Alexander's impressive scoring average of 31.2 points per game has been instrumental in the Thunder's success.

 

Injuries and Player Matchups

Both teams will need to consider any injuries and strategize their player matchups accordingly.

Houston Rockets

The Rockets will be without Tari Eason, who is out until March 10, impacting their lineup for this game.

Oklahoma City Thunder

The Thunder have no injured players, providing them with a full roster for this crucial matchup.

 

Recent Performances

Houston Rockets

The Rockets recently suffered a loss against the Thunder but will be motivated to bounce back in this rematch.

Oklahoma City Thunder

The Thunder are riding a five-game win streak, showcasing their dominance on both ends of the floor. They will look to continue their winning momentum against the Rockets.

 

Prediction

In this rematch, we predict that the Oklahoma City Thunder will win and cover the -9.5 points spread. The Thunder have been in exceptional form, especially at home, where they boast a 23-6 record.

On the other hand, the Houston Rockets have struggled on the road with a 5-22 record, indicating their vulnerability away from home. With S. Gilgeous-Alexander leading the charge and the team's recent success, we expect the Thunder to secure a convincing victory and cover the spread against the struggling Rockets.

Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder -9.5

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