Houston (@21.0) vs Oklahoma (@1.006)

Our Prediction:

Oklahoma will win

Houston – Oklahoma Match Prediction | 20-08-2019

In the first three games back, he averaged just 13.7 shots per game for 13.7 points (shooting 26.8% from the field), 9.7 assists, and 6.7 turnovers. Since then, he has become much more focussed on scoring, taking 27 shots per game, averaging 34.3 points, and shooting 48.1% from the field. Since the All-Star break, it has been a tale of two Russells for the reigning MVP. Which Westbrook shows up?

This should be quite the matchup. Westbrook has regressed since his record breaking MVP 2016/17 season, but he is still putting up ridiculous numbers, contributing 25.3 points, 9.7 rebounds, 10.2 assists, and 1.9 steals a game. He is not the defender he once was, but is still a savvy player at that end of the floor, and he will need to use all of his experience against Westbrook.

Matchup to watch

But for the past one month areso OKC is having performance issue as a reason they are pushed to the 6thposition from the 3rd position they held. IfOKC beat a team they do it with such a force that opponents will not be in thesame league as them. OKC has had a healthy number of winning and losing streaks inthe tournament so far. But if they lose the game then there will be a losing streakthat follows it. Paul George and Russell Westbrook are the key playersthat has decimated their opponents completely. In this season OKC is the one team with lots of ups and downs in the games.

OKCs form against the best Despite boasting a record of just 37-28, the Thunder have shown an ability to step up against the best teams in the league. This bodes well for them come playoff time, and for this match. Against the Warriors, the Thunder and the Raptors, the teams with the three best records in the league, OKC are 4-1.

In Houston, the Rockets brought home three consecutive road wins after overthrowing the Sacramento Kings at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento at a score of 127-101 Wednesday night. The Rockets will get reinforcements to strengthen its ranks with the infusion of SG Iman Shumpert to its roster. PG James Harden delivered 36 points including 8 three-pointers, SF Gerald Green gave 25 points, and SG Eric Gordon had 20 for the Rockets.

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Harden shot just 7-for-18 from the field, but scored 29 points to go with eight rebounds, a huge 14 assists, two steals and a block. Expect both of themto put up huge numbers once again in this game. Westbrook was a little more efficient, going 12-for-24 for 31 points, six boards, 11 assists, and three steals. When these sides met earlier in the season, Harden and Westbrook both showed their ability to stuff the stat sheet like no other players in the league.

This huge win gave them the 6thconsecutive win in the tournament. Houston Rockets won their last game against Phoenix Suns byhistoric 149 113 points. With such a huge victory the confidenceof the Rockets will surely boosted by the same way. Therewas another record that was produced in this match which is Houston Rockets 273s in this match to achieve the total. With full confidenceRockers will face the slipping OKC in the home ground of OKC.

Despite of the 10 players left in the Memphis lineup, 8 played and managed to lead at 53-51 in the half. SF Paul George delivered 27 points followed by SF Jerami Grant with 20 for Oklahoma City. OKC crushed the depleted Memphis Grizzlies with Thunders PG Russel Westbrooks 8th triple-double performance at 15 points, 15 assists, and 13 boards off the rim at the FedEx Forum Thursday night. The Oklahoma City Thunders roll down towards Houston with two consecutive wins to clash with the Rockets at the Toyota Center Saturday night.

PG and reigning MVP James Harden tops the scores for the Rockets with 36.5 ppg, 44.4% in FG shooting, and 86.7% from the free throw area. The team is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 matches at the Toyota Center and 4 out of 5 Rockets games went over the totals. Houston is boosted with 113.1 ppg at 44.7% from the field and limits opponents to 110.9 ppg. Houston is 5th in the West with a 32-22 win/loss count and presently ranks 10th in the NBA League. The Rockets are averaging 41.8 boards, 20.6 assists, 5.3 blocks, and 8.3 steals per match.