The Houston Rockets (3-16) play host to the Oklahoma City Thunder (6-13) on Monday, November 29, 2021 at 8:00 PM ET.

The Rockets open as 2.5 point favorites. So far this season the Rockets are 8-10-1 against the spread (ATS) and 3-5 ATS at home. Houston have won two straight after starting the season 1-15.

Visiting underdogs the Thunder are 13-6 ATS and 6-3 ATS on the road. They’ve lost their last five games and are 3-7 in their last 10.

Rockets vs Thunder Odds

Rockets Spread-2.5
Thunder Spread+2.5
Over/Under215
Time8:00 pm ET
TVNBA TV
Odds via Cloudbet. Get the latest NBA odds here.
  • The Rockets are 2-8 in their last ten games
  • Houston are 8-10-1 ATS and 3-5 ATS at home
  • Totals have gone under in 12 of Houston’s 19 games
  • The Thunder are 3-7 in their last ten games and 2-7 on the road
  • Oklahoma City are 8-10-1 ATS and 1-8 ATS on the road
  • Totals have gone under in 13 of the Thunder’s 19 games

Rockets vs Thunder Head to Head

Home team in bold.

November 17, 2021: Oklahoma City Thunder 101 def Houston Rockets 89

October 22, 2021: Houston Rockets 124 def Oklahoma City Thunder 91

March 21, 2021: Oklahoma City Thunder 114 def Houston Rockets 112

February 3, 2021: Oklahoma City Thunder 104 def Houston Rockets 87

February 1, 2021: Houston Rockets 136 def Oklahoma City Thunder 106

Team Statistics

Houston Rockets - WikipediaStatistics Oklahoma City Thunder - Wikipedia
103.5Points Per Game99
43.5%Field Goal %41%
32.9%3PT %31.3%
45.2Rebounds47.8
21.4Assists20.4
18.7Turnovers14.2
7.2Steals7.1
4.7Blocks4.3
19.7Fouls 17.1

Rockets vs Thunder Injury Report

Houston Rockets

PlayerPositionInjuryStatus
Jalen GreenSGHamstringOut until December 3

Oklahoma City Thunder

PlayerPositionInjuryStatus
Kenrich WilliamsSGAnkleOut until December 1

Key Players to Watch

Houston Rockets

Christian Wood: 16.4 ppg, 11.3 rpg, 0.9 bpg

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Oklahoma City Thunder

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: 20.1 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 4.6 apg, 1.1 stl

Rockets vs Thunder Prediction

These teams have met twice already this season, splitting their games one apiece with the home side winning on both occasions.

The Rockets are on the rise, winning two straight games but still have the worst record in the league at 3-16. Houston are averaging 132 points in their back-to-back wins while shooting 52% from beyond the arc. They lead the league in free throw attempts but come dead last in accuracy, shooting 69% from the stripe.

The absence of Jalen Green could be a positive for the Rockets. Numbers show that the Rockets are better on offense and defense with Jalen Green off the court. Filling his shoes is Garrison Matthews. The G-League call up scored 20 points including 5-9 from deep in Houston’s overtime win against the Hornets.

With both teams ranked in the bottom six for shooting, rebounds could very much determine the winner. The Thunder have a huge rebounding edge over the Rockets. Oklahoma pull down a league-best 47.8 rebounds per game whilst Houston just crack into the top 20.

Oklahoma held Houston to 89 points on 35% shooting when they last played. The Thunder rank seventh this month in defensive rating and points allowed. With Shai Gilgeous-Alexander back from injury and Lu Dort having scored 20 or more in seven straight games, the Thunder have what it takes on both ends of the court to cover the spread.

Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder +2.5

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