|Written by Mike|
Bet on the NBAOne of the biggest matchups on Monday night in the NBA features the Oklahoma City Thunder taking on the Houston Rockets. The game at the Toyota Center is scheduled to tip off at 8:00 PM ET, and will be televised on NBA TV. Currently, the Thunder are a slight road favorite.
The Thunder are 3-0 SU and 2-1 ATS so far this season. They are 1-0 on the road, and two of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other one going UNDER. They are coming off of a 117-93 win over the Denver Nuggets, where they won against the spread as 12 point home favorites. The total went UNDER the 213 point line set by betting experts for that one.
The Rockets are 0-3 SU and 0-3 ATS overall this year. They are 0-2 at home, and all three of their games have gone UNDER the line set by sportsbook oddsmakers. They are coming off of a 109-89 loss to the Miami Heat, where they lost against the spread as 4 point road underdogs. The total went UNDER the 207 ½ point line that was set by online betting experts.
Oklahoma City is 4-0 ATS against Western Conference teams, and 4-1 ATS overall lately. They are 9-3 ATS on the second game of a back-to-back, and 13-6 ATS coming off of a win spreadwise. The total has gone OVER in 12 of their last 15 road games, and OVER in 6 of their last 8 playing on zero days of rest. The total has gone OVER in 20 of their last 27 after a SU or spread win, and OVER in 5 of their last 7 against the Southwest Division.
Houston is 13-4 ATS at home against teams with a winning record, and 16-7 ATS against the Northwest Division. They are 2-6 ATS after a loss spreadwise, and 0-4 ATS overall lately. The total has gone UNDER in all 4 of their recent games, and UNDER in 7 of their last 8 against the Western Conference. The total has gone OVER in 9 of their last 11 games on Monday, and UNDER in 4 of their last 5 at home.
Between these teams, the home team is 4-1 ATS in this series. The total has gone UNDER in 9 of their lats 13 meetings.
They last met in April 2015, when the Rockets won 115-12, and won against the spread as 1 point road favorites. The total went OVER the 219 point line set by the sportsbook in that game.