The Field House will play host to Wednesday's NBA Playoffs game between Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets. The game kicks off at 8:40 am with Oklahoma City Thunder heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Wednesday August 19, 2020 at 8:40 am
Where: The Field House
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A very hard series to pick here!
If Westbrook was healthy this would be much easier, but with him out, it’s going to be the James Harden show. He’s shown he can drop anywhere from 40-60 points pretty much whenever he wants, but his efficiency could take a hit if he’s trying to do too much.
CP3 could turn this into a grudge match, and OKC actually has a decent team this year. Most pundits were expecting the Thunder to quickly fall out of the race and shut down or try and trade CP3 and his huge contract, followed by potentially trading Aquaman (Steven Adams). Fortunately for Thunder fans they never had an opportunity to tank, behind the strong play from Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Danilo Gallinari, and contender for 6th Man Of The Year Dennis Schroder.
The X-Factor is going to be Robert Covington for the Rockets and what he can come up with in this series. Eric Gordon is expected to start game 1 with Westbrook sidelined, so his usage and scoring should spike as well.
Overall though, I’m leaning towards a slight upset here and looking at these 2 lineups as they stand, I think the Thunder will take this series.