We have got an exciting Western Conference matchup tonight in the NBA as the Houston Rockets are hitting the road to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Just a few seasons ago, these two teams were titans in the league and continually pushing for playoff spots.
Now, both are on the outside looking in, and there is a lot of work to be done for both cities to be successful.
It’s a new age for the Rockets and Thunder, and there are a number of exciting players featured in this game.
With so much to keep our eyes on, we have got your coverage here to help you determine where to put your money. Let’s break it down.
Houston Rockets Betting Preview: A Potential Big Three
It gets annoying in the NBA to talk about the next new “Big Three” in the league.
You can take almost any three players who are pretty decent and call them a Big Three.
After the James Harden meltdown, the Rockets have found a way to retool and put together a solid roster that competes every night.
John Wall, Victor Oladipo and Christian Wood are all legitimate stars in this league, and they have shown just how good they can look as a trio.
I love how they are playing together, even with their defense being a little shaky.
In this matchup against Oklahoma City, I think it will be a game for Christian Wood to feast on the glass and find his way to easy buckets.
He is turning into a borderline all-star in this league and you will get to see it first hand.
Oklahoma City Betting Preview: Not Just a Pile of Assets
No team has been through more change in the last five years than the Oklahoma City Thunder.
From losing Durant, to gaining Paul George, to trading Paul George, to swapping Westbrook for Chris Paul, to dumping their roster for a trove of assets, the Thunder have been all over the map.
Some predicted that their team would be scraping the bottom of the barrel in this shortened season, but they have come out looking competent.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has taken a leap this season and continues to improve his game.
Averaging a 22-6-5 on the season has been the story for Oklahoma City.
I like how his game is evolving and he matches up well for this game against Houston. Wall and Oladipo will need to find a way to slow him down.
Rockets @ Thunder Betting Odds and Lines
Coming into this game, MyBookie has the Rockets favored in this one by 5.5 points.
These two teams are neck and neck in the standings and they are going to be fringe playoff teams so every game counts.
Free Betting Pick
The Thunder have been one of the more surprising stories this season and continue to grow as a roster.
Despite their success, I am rolling with Houston in this one and I think Christian Wood will have a monster game against the Thunder’s front line.
Spooky Express Free Betting Pick: Houston Rockets @ -5.5