Thursday, January 27 2022

Through 3 Quarters

The Oklahoma City Thunder are just one quarter away from delivering their fans the win they’ve been expecting. It’s looking more and more like their high-powered offense is just too much for the Houston Rockets as Oklahoma City lead 80-64.

The Thunder have been riding high on the performance of small forward Luguentz Dort, who has 22 points along with seven rebounds. Houston has been led by small forward Jae’Sean Tate, who so far has 15 points in addition to eight boards.

OKC’s lead is the biggest they have had this year going into the fourth quarter.

Who’s Playing

Houston @ Oklahoma City

Current Records: Houston 1-13; Oklahoma City 5-8

What to Know

The Houston Rockets’ road trip will continue as they head to Paycom Center at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday to face off against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they’ll have plenty of motivation to get the ‘W.’

It’s hard to picture a worse loss than the 136-102 bruising that Houston suffered against the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday. The Rockets were down 105-71 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. The top scorers for Houston were shooting guard Jalen Green (15 points) and small forward Jae’Sean Tate (14 points).

Meanwhile, it was all tied up 43-43 at halftime, but Oklahoma City was not quite the Miami Heat’s equal in the second half when they met on Monday. Oklahoma City took a hard 103-90 fall against Miami. Shooting guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander wasn’t much of a difference maker for the Thunder; Gilgeous-Alexander played for 34 minutes with 2-for-11 shooting.

The Rockets are expected to lose this next one by 3. Now might not be the best time to take Houston against the spread since they’ve let down bettors for the past four consecutive games.

The losses put Houston at 1-13 and Oklahoma City at 5-8. A pair of numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Houston ranks first in the league when it comes to fouls drawn per game, with 22.4 on average. But the Thunder come into the matchup boasting the second fewest fouls per game in the league at 17. The ref’s whistle might dictate the flow of action in this one.

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Paycom Center — Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • TV: ATTSN Southwest
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $6.00

Odds

The Thunder are a 3-point favorite against the Rockets, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Thunder as a 3.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Houston have won 18 out of their last 34 games against Oklahoma City.

  • Oct 22, 2021 – Houston 124 vs. Oklahoma City 91
  • Mar 21, 2021 – Oklahoma City 114 vs. Houston 112
  • Feb 03, 2021 – Oklahoma City 104 vs. Houston 87
  • Feb 01, 2021 – Houston 136 vs. Oklahoma City 106
  • Sep 02, 2020 – Houston 104 vs. Oklahoma City 102
  • Aug 31, 2020 – Oklahoma City 104 vs. Houston 100
  • Aug 29, 2020 – Houston 114 vs. Oklahoma City 80
  • Aug 24, 2020 – Oklahoma City 117 vs. Houston 114
  • Aug 22, 2020 – Oklahoma City 119 vs. Houston 107
  • Aug 20, 2020 – Houston 111 vs. Oklahoma City 98
  • Aug 18, 2020 – Houston 123 vs. Oklahoma City 108
  • Jan 20, 2020 – Oklahoma City 112 vs. Houston 107
  • Jan 09, 2020 – Oklahoma City 113 vs. Houston 92
  • Oct 28, 2019 – Houston 116 vs. Oklahoma City 112
  • Apr 09, 2019 – Oklahoma City 112 vs. Houston 111
  • Feb 09, 2019 – Oklahoma City 117 vs. Houston 112
  • Dec 25, 2018 – Houston 113 vs. Oklahoma City 109
  • Nov 08, 2018 – Oklahoma City 98 vs. Houston 80
  • Apr 07, 2018 – Oklahoma City 108 vs. Houston 102
  • Mar 06, 2018 – Houston 122 vs. Oklahoma City 112
  • Dec 25, 2017 – Oklahoma City 112 vs. Houston 107
  • Apr 25, 2017 – Houston 105 vs. Oklahoma City 99
  • Apr 23, 2017 – Houston 113 vs. Oklahoma City 109
  • Apr 21, 2017 – Oklahoma City 115 vs. Houston 113
  • Apr 19, 2017 – Houston 115 vs. Oklahoma City 111
  • Apr 16, 2017 – Houston 118 vs. Oklahoma City 87
  • Mar 26, 2017 – Houston 137 vs. Oklahoma City 125
  • Jan 05, 2017 – Houston 118 vs. Oklahoma City 116
  • Dec 09, 2016 – Houston 102 vs. Oklahoma City 99
  • Nov 16, 2016 – Oklahoma City 105 vs. Houston 103
  • Apr 03, 2016 – Houston 118 vs. Oklahoma City 110
  • Mar 22, 2016 – Oklahoma City 111 vs. Houston 107
  • Jan 29, 2016 – Oklahoma City 116 vs. Houston 108
  • Nov 02, 2015 – Houston 110 vs. Oklahoma City 105

Injury Report for Oklahoma City

No Injury Information

Injury Report for Houston

  • Kevin Porter: Out (Thigh)
  • John Wall: Out (Not Injury Related)

Source: CBSSports.com

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