Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Playoffs Match Preview, Prediction & Pick
|Houston Rockets||NBA||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|Over 219.5||Total||Under 219.5|
Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview of the match for the NBA Game on Monday August 24th, 2020.
34.3 PTS, 6.6 REB, 7.5 AST
Harden collected 21 points (5-16 FG, 2-11 3Pt, 9-9 FT), nine assists, five rebounds, three steals and one block in 36 minutes during Thursday's 111-98 Game 2 win against the Thunder.
18.9 PTS, 4.6 REB, 4 AST
Schroder finished with 29 points (10-23 FG, 2-10 3Pt, 7-9 FT), five rebounds, five assists and two steals in 39 minutes during Saturday's 119-107 victory in Game 23 over the Rockets.
Houston Rockets -2.5
After the initial 2-0 that heralded a comfortable lift for the Houston Rockets, in this last game Oklahoma City has closed the gap by winning in overtime 119-107, making it 1-2 in the series and giving Harden and some headaches. theirs.
Harden arrived at this meeting with shoulder discomfort and far from offering his best performance. In addition, with Russell Westbrook injured and in the absence of support from the rest of the team, Houston was only left with its star who was only backed by Jeff Green, who finished in 22 points.
A regret of all Harden had 38 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists, but was very erratic in the 3 shots as he accused his bandaged shoulder. In overtime he ended up sent off for fouls was the tip that Houston needed to miss the victory.
Westbrook could come for this game but it is not certain even if it is okay, that the team will decide to risk and force him out.
Oklahoma City Thunder +2.5
Oklahoma does not want to go home and comes to this game with 2-1 against but with all the intentions of lifting the lift and putting the tables in this fourth game.
In the final game against Houston, there are different varieties of their stars like Shai Gilgeous-Alexander with 23 points, Danilo Gallinari with 20, Dennis Schroder with 29 and point guard Chris Paul who finished with 26 points.
The main problem that arises is that they are not able to stop in Harden, who scored 37 points in the first game, 21 in the second and now 38 in the last despite physical problems.
PREDICTION & PICK:
Oklahoma City has managed to put some excitement in this series, but for this it has had to apply all its potential and find a Harden out of form, with the absence of the 2nd best player in the squad such as Westbrook and on one night at the that the team's restaurant failed to measure up.
Even so the game ended tied, and it was not until overtime in which Harden sent off, that Oklahoma was able to break the game and take the victory.
In short, Oklahoma needs too many circumstances to beat Houston, which is one of the easiest teams to score points in the entire NBA.
Houston Rockets to Win @ -2.5, Over/Under Under 219.5