The Oklahoma City Thunder will take on the Houston Rockets at 8 p.m. ET on Monday at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Thunder are 8-10 overall and 1-6 at home, while Houston is 9-9 overall and 4-5 on the road.
Houston is favored by five points in the latest Thunder vs. Rockets odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 223.5. Before entering any Rockets vs. Thunder picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times, and it returned over $5,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks last season. The model is up nearly $8,100 over the past two-plus seasons. Dating back to last season, it is on a stunning 69-40 roll on top-rated picks against the spread, returning almost $2,500 on those selections alone. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on Thunder vs. Rockets. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Rockets vs. Thunder:
- Thunder vs. Rockets spread: Thunder +5
- Thunder vs. Rockets over-under: 223.5 points
What you need to know about the Thunder
OKC lost 147-125 to the Brooklyn Nets this past Friday. Oklahoma City was down 115-94 at the end of the third quarter. Theo Maledon scored 24 points and hit all six of his attempts from 3-point range, setting a team record. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 24 points. Luguentz Dort finished with 10 points on 2-for-14 shooting in his 32 minutes on the court.
OKC allowed 76 points in the first half on Friday, the most they have surrendered in any half so far this season. The Thunder have lost four of their past six games. They have won four of the last six meetings with the Rockets. George Hill (thumb) is out for Monday’s game.
What you need to know about the Rockets
Meanwhile, Houston strolled past the New Orleans Pelicans this past Saturday, 126-112. Christian Wood had 27 points along with nine boards. Houston has won five consecutive games. The Rockets hit 20 3-pointers on 43.5 percent shooting from beyond the arc. Victor Oladipo scored 20 points.
Houston has won its past two games despite trailing by double digits. The Rockets have used 13 different starting lineups in 18 games. Houston is averaging 117.5 points over its past four games after averaging 104.0 ppg in its previous seven.
How to make Thunder vs. Rockets picks
The model has simulated Thunder vs. Rockets 10,000 times and the results are in. It is leaning under on the total, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.
So who wins Thunder vs. Rockets? And which side of the spread hits in over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Thunder vs. Rockets spread to jump on Monday, all from the model that is on an incredible 69-40 roll.