Oklahoma City Thunder – Houston Rockets is the best match in NBA tonight. The MVP will face the most probable future MPV in Oklahoma.
- Oklahoma City missed a chance to take over the top spot in the Northwest Division as they fell to the Trail Blazers on the road. With the defeat, the Thunder fell to third in the division, one game behind Portland. The Thunder is mediocre offensively this season as they are 13th with an average of 106.6 points per game. Oklahoma City is 5th in the league in rebounding with 45.1 boards per contest. The Thunder is 29th in assists with 21.2 per game. Oklahoma City is 8th in the league in scoring defense as they allow 103.8 points a night. Carmelo Anthony is third on the Thunder with 16.9 points plus six boards a night. Russell Westbrook contributes a team leading 25.3 points, 9.7 rebounds, 10.2 assists and 1.9 steals per game. Paul George adds 22.3 points per night. Carmelo Anthony (rest) was out for Saturday’s game against the Blazers and i think he will got more minutes tonight.
- Houston continues to rack up the wins as they have won 15 in a row after taking down the Celtics at home. The Rockets are above average offensively: they are 2nd in the league with 113.8 points per game. Houston is 16th in rebounding with 43.5 boards per game and 23rd with 21.7 assists a night. The Rockets are 11th in scoring defense as they allow 104.9 points per game. James Harden leads the team with 31.3 points per game while grabbing 5.2 boards and dishing out 8.9 assists a night. James Harden continues to dominate opponents and seems like a lock to win MVP this season after being a bridesmaid in two previous campaigns. Harden is averaging 31.3 points, 8.9 assists, 5.2 rebounds and 1.8 steals. Clint Capela continues to produce for the Rockets with games like his recent outing when he registered a double-double of 22 points and 14 rebounds. The trio of Capela, Harden and Paul have lost just once when they all play. Joe Johnson (illness) will miss Tuesday’s game vs. the Thunder.
- Russell Westbrook loves this games against best teams in NBA. He enter more motivated to show the world how he his an worth MPV player. “Mr Triple-double” is on fire in last games with an 34 points average in last three games. I’m expected to this game to be closer and Westbrook to play 38-42 minutes. My prediction for Oklahoma City Thunder – Houston Rockets is below.
Prediction: Russel Westbrook over 27.5 points, 1.87 odds.