Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets: Another match on this Christmas day in the NBA
And this time it’s a very special encounter, between two teams which rivalry starts growing due to the duel between Westbrook and James Harden who both fought for the MVP title in previous editions of the league.
The team from Houston has practically won every encounter between these two teams, having 8 won of the last 9 meetings.
Oklahoma is in 5th place of the Western conference, chasing the Timberwolves for the 4th position, and they are on a streak of 6 wins on their last 7 matches, which means they are improving, which was something they urgently needed to do in order for Donovan to keep his job as head coach of this roster filled with stars.
OKC has a lot of conditions, counting with 3 All-stars: Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony and Paul George. Adding to them there’s also Steven Adams that has been getting double doubles, much due to his rebounding ability.
On the side of Houston, this year they are even stronger, since they were able to add Chris Paul to the roster, that along with Harden in a state of grace, make this team super strong, which is why they lead the conference ahead of the champions Golden State Warriors.
After a huge streak of consecutive wins, Paul got injured and Houston has lost their last two matches at home, against the two Los Angeles teams.
OKC Thunder vs Houston Rockets – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Two very strong teams, that are in different moments of form. OKC is recovering and Houston broke down after a huge streak of wins.
Still, the bookies are giving the Rockets a good favouritism, and that’s why I’m going with Oklahoma, not only by the excellent odds offered but also because I think that, right now, playing in front of their own fans, they finally want to prove themselves against the Rockets.
|Thunder to win||