The Oklahoma City Thunder (5-8) play host to the Houston Rockets (1-13) on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 8:00 PM ET.

The Thunder open as 3.5 point favorites. So far this season the Thunder are 7-6 against the spread (ATS) and 4-3 ATS at home. OKC have lost their last two games at home against contenders Brooklyn and Miami.

The visiting Rockets are 3.5 point underdogs. Houston are currently 5-8-1 ATS including 4-3-1 ATS on the road. The Rockets appear to be in full tank mode. They have the worst losing streak in the league having failed to register a win in 12 games.

Thunder vs Rockets Odds

Thunder Spread-3.5
Rockets Spread+3.5
Over/Under211.5
Time8:00 pm ET
TVNBA TV
Odds via DraftKings. Get the latest NBA odds here.
  • The Oklahoma City Thunder have won two of their last four home games
  • The Thunder are 4-3 ATS at home
  • Totals have gone under in 10 of OKC’s 13 games
  • The Houston Rockets are 0-12 since beating the Thunder in October
  • Houston are 4-3-1 ATS on the road
  • Totals have gone under in nine of the Rockets’ 14 games

Thunder and Rockets Head to Head

Home team in bold.

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

Oklahoma City Thunder - WikipediaStatistics Houston Rockets - Wikipedia
98.6Points Per Game101.8
41%Field Goal %43.2%
30.9%3PT %32%
47.1Rebounds45.4
20.2Assists20.6
15.4Turnovers19.1
7.2Steals7.9
4.5Blocks4.6
17Fouls 19.9

Thunder vs Rockets Injury Report

Oklahoma City Thunder

No injuries to report.

Houston Rockets

PlayerPositionInjuryStatus
Kevin Porter JrPGThighGame time decision
John WallPGN/AOut until March 1

Key Players to Watch

Oklahoma City Thunder

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: 21.6 ppg, 5 rpg, 4.2 apg

Houston Rockets

Christian Wood: 16.5 ppg, 10.9 rpg, 0.7 bpg

Thunder vs Rockets Pick

Houston are desperately seeking to snap their 12-game losing streak by winning today in Oklahoma. The Rockets won their only game of the season in a 124-91 thrashing of the Thunder in October but have since failed to get a win.

Oklahoma have been a surprise package this season. They recently put together a four-game win streak against Western Conference opposition and enjoyed two wins over the Lakers. Despite being the second lowest scorers in the league, the Thunder have plenty of players who are capable of putting up points against the Rockets.

The Rockets may be the better shooting team on paper but they also have one of the worst defenses in the league. Over the last ten games Houston has allowed opponents to score an average of 114.1 points compared to the Thunder who held opponents to 104.7 points per game. OKC should have easier looks at the basket given Houston opponents have averaged 45.5% from the field.

Houston’s carelessness with the ball could land them in trouble against OKC. The Thunder are 15th in the league for points off turnovers and should find plenty of opportunities given Houston lead the league in turnovers. Expect Oklahoma City to cover the spread and get the win at home against Houston.

Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder -3.5

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