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The Houston Rockets will take on the Oklahoma City Thunder at 8 p.m. ET Monday at the Toyota Center. Houston is 3-16 overall and 3-5 at home, while Oklahoma City is 6-13 overall and 2-7 on the road. OKC has been one of the best NBA teams against the spread thus far, going 13-6. Houston is 8-10 ATS on the season. 

Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. ET. Houston is favored by 2.5 points in the latest Rockets vs. Thunder odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 215.5. Before entering any Thunder vs. Rockets 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 has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 7 of the 2021-22 NBA season up over $1,500 on all top-rated NBA picks this season. It’s also on a stunning 117-77 roll on top-rated NBA picks against the spread that dates back to last season. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Rockets vs. Thunder. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Rockets vs. Thunder:

  • Rockets vs. Thunder spread: Rockets -2.5
  • Rockets vs. Thunder over-under: 216 points
Featured Game | Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

What you need to know about the Rockets

Houston finally has momentum for the first time this season. The Rockets went on a lengthy losing streak earlier this month, but they are now coming off consecutive wins over Chicago and Charlotte. This is also a decent scheduling spot for Houston, as it is playing its third home game in a row.

Center Christian Wood is quickly developing into a potential star in the NBA, scoring a career-high 33 points in the win over Charlotte. The Rockets got hot from beyond the arc, knocking down 23 of 49 attempts from the 3-point line. They have won five of their last six home games against the Thunder, so they will be confident in their ability to extend this two-game winning streak.

What you need to know about the Thunder

Oklahoma City might be on a five-game losing streak, but that has not been an issue for its backers in the betting market. The Thunder covered the spread in all five losses and are now 13-6 against the spread this season. Their last victory came against Houston on Nov. 17 when they easily covered as 3-point favorites in a 101-89 final.

The Thunder are even more rested coming into this game, as they had Saturday and Sunday off. Luguentz Dort scored a season-best 34 points in the win over the Rockets earlier this month — he has scored at least 20 points in seven of his last 10 games. Dort is providing a solid secondary scoring option behind star guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who is back from an ankle injury.

How to make Rockets vs. Thunder picks

The model is leaning under on the total, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Thunder vs. Rockets? And which side of the spread hits well over 60 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine here to see the full pick, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks



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