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Last updated: 27 Feb 2024
Ryan Tucker 27 Feb 2024
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  • Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder expert tips for Wednesday, 28th February
  • Tip-off is at 2:00 PM AEDT at Paycom Center, Oklahoma
  • Second back-to-back match between Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Houston Rockets struggling on the road, need to limit turnovers
  • OKC holds top 3pt% in the league, Chet Holmgren player to watch for
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Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Basketball Betting Tips 

Aussie Josh Giddey and his Oklahoma City welcome the Houston Rockets and Australian Boomers teammate Jock Landale to town in the second game of a back to back matchup for these two teams.
  • Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Basketball Betting Tips 
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  • Houston Rockets Team News
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  • Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Basketball Betting Tips

On Monday the Rockets and Thunder played in Houston in the second game of their four game series with the Thunder running out winners 123-110. The ledger is now at 1-1 on the season after Houston took the first game back in December 110-101 at home.

Houston have lost 7 of their last 9 coming into this game and have won only 1 of their last 11 games on the road. 110 points won them the first game against OKC but wasn’t enough on Monday as they allowed the Thunder to shoot 48% from the perimeter with Chet Holmgren and Lu Dort hitting a combined 9 from 14 from three.

Oklahoma sit second in the Western Conference on the back of their young core led by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander who is averaging 31/5/6 on the season and is second favourite behind Nikola Jokic for MVP honours.

OKC are double digit favourites but it shouldn’t be a problem for them at home where they have a 23-6 record and have covered in 4 of their last 5.

  • OKC have the best 3pt% in the league at 39.8%
  • Houston keep their opposition to a low 3pt % (34.8%) but allow the 11th most amount of 3 point attempts in the NBA
  • The Thunder score the 3rd most points per game on average this season with 121.5 pts per game
  • The Rockets allow on average 113.1 points to their opposition per game 12th in the league.

Head to Head

2023-24 Match Results:

Feb 24: HOU 110-123 OKC
Dec 23: HOU 110-101 OKC

2022-23 Season Series: 

The series was split 2-2 last season. Houston have won 6 of the last 10 and have also covered the spread in each of those wins. Only 2 of the last 10 games have gone Over the points total.

Houston Rockets Form

Houston have been widely inconsistent this season. They currently sit outside the play-in at 12th, 4.5 games behind the Warriors. It would take a miracle for them to make it in considering they have lost 7 of their last 9 games and are 10-17 so far in 2024.

Following this game they will have a back to back against the Phoenix Suns and with their run home littered with top seed teams. 

The Rockets have been turning the ball over too much recently and in their last game had a assist to turnover percentage of 14.9%

Houston Rockets Team News

No new team news for the Rockets heading into this game.

Oklahoma City Thunder Form

The rise of the Thunder has gone quicker than many expected with the young core exploiting the leagues complacency all season long. Chet, Shai, Josh and Jalen Williams are all playing above their age whilst the second unit is contributing enough to put teams to bed.

OKC have a net rating of +8.1 which is second only behind the Celtics in the NBA. A decisive metric.

Oklahoma City Thunder Team News

No major team news for the Thunder.

Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Basketball Betting Tips

Where can i watch Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder?

You can watch Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder using NBA Game Pass or through ESPN/Kayo Sports

What time does Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder start?

The Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder game starts at 2pm AEDT.


OKC are the better team and it was probably more complacency on their end that led to their loss against the Rockets back in December. With all their guns firing and SGA leading the way from the front they won’t have a problem covering the line here. 

Chet Holmgren hit 5 of 8 threes last game and is averaging 50% from the perimeter in his last 4 games. Let’s sprinkle on his 3pt milestone of 3 made threes.
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