Thunder vs Rockets Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 26 (Defense Takes Backseat at Toyota Center)

Devon Platana
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photo/Nick Wass
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Thunder vs Rockets Game Info

2022-23 NBA Regular Season Game
Oklahoma City Thunder (8-11, 3-6 Away) vs. Houston Rockets (4-14, 2-5 Home)
Date: Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Venue: Toyota Center — Houston, TX
Coverage: NBA TV

The 2022-23 NBA season has four games planned for Saturday, Nov. 26, including a Western Conference clash between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets. The Thunder snapped a three-game skid with a solid 123-119 overtime win against the Chicago Bulls on Friday, leaving time to tell how OKC builds on that momentum.

Meanwhile, the Rockets were also victorious yesterday, pulling out a 128-112 win over the Atlanta Hawks. Houston trailed by as many as 16 points before rallying back for the win, leaving fans hoping for more success at the Toyota Center.

Can the Thunder win again to climb one step closer to a .500 record? Or will the Rockets win back-to-back games for the first time this season?

Thunder vs Rockets Odds & Spread

All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: OKC: (-134) | HOU: (+114)
Spread: OKC: -2 (-110) | HOU: +2 (-110)
Total: 231.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Thunder enter this contest as slight road favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 231.5 points, which is tied for the second-highest of Friday's projected totals.

Thunder vs Rockets Prediction & Pick

Even though both teams won Friday, only one can be victorious tonight and I'm going with the Thunder. The Rockets are too reckless with the ball for my liking, recording a league-high 17.9 turnovers per game.

Unfortunately for the Rockets, the Thunder can make them pay for their mistakes. Oklahoma City's 19.4 points off turnovers per game (No. 5) while forcing opponents to turn the ball over 16.9 times per game — second-most in the Association.

Furthermore, the Rockets have also dropped 10 of their last 12 road games. With Houston surrendering the fifth-most points in their home arena, the Thunder can't miss this opportunity to continue building their momentum.

Final Score Prediction: Thunder: 121 | Rockets: 113

Thunder vs Rockets Betting Trends

- Oklahoma City is 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games played on Saturday.
- Houston is 2-10 straight up in its last 12 home games.
- The total has hit the over in each of Oklahoma City's last nine games.
- The total has hit the over in six of Houston's last nine games.

Thunder vs Rockets Best Bet

If you're a fan of high point totals, this game is for you. The Thunder and Rockets own two of the bottom-seven scoring defenses this season, allowing a combined 234.6 PPG. With the total going over in each of OKC's last nine games as well as in six of Houston's most recent nine outings, back the over on tonight's 231.5-point total.

Bet: Over 231.5 Points (-110)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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