In game 7 of this Western Conference quarterfinal, the Rockets are facing one last time the Thunder. Oklahoma made a push after losing the first two games and with 3-1 in their last 4 games managed to tie the series. The winner of this series will advance to the semifinals where they will face the Los Angeles Lakers.
Date/Time: 09-02-2020, 21:00 EDT
Spread: Houston Rockets -5.5 Total: +217.5
Rockets finished the regular season with a 44-28 record (33-39 ATS). They were 4th in the West. They have lost three of their last four games. In Game 6 of the series they got defeated by the Thunder, 100-104. They were a 5.5-point favorite but didn’t cover the spread.
James Harden leads the team both in scoring with 31.8 ppg and in assists made with 7.8. He also adds 6.8 rebounds per game, while Eric Gordon adds 17.7 ppg.
Thunder also had a 44-28 record (44-28 ATS). They were tied with the Rockets and Jazz in the 4th place of the West but were placed 5th. They have won three of their last four games. In their last game they won the Rockets in game six, 104-100. They were a +5.5 underdog but managed to beat the odds.
Chris Paul leads the team both in scoring with 21.7 ppg and in assists made with 4.2 per game. He also adds 6.8 rebounds per game, while Dennis Schroder adds 18.2 ppg.
Oklahoma City leads Houston 5-4 wins this season.
Rockets are better offensively (117.3 to 109.9 ppg), in rebounding (44.2 to 43.5) and in assists made (21.7 to 21.3).
On the other hand, Thunder have a better defense (108.7 to 114) and commit fewer turnovers (13.9 to 14.5).
They also have a better field goal percentage (46.4% to 45%).
Both teams have almost identical 3-point percentage (35% to 34.7%).
Bookmakers give the Rockets a -5.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds. They have more experience than their opponent and expect them to get away with the win tonight.
Thunder vs Rockets Game 7 Prediction: Houston Rockets -5.5 (-112)