NBA Betting: Rockets, Thunder Set To Rumble
After getting Monday off, the NBA returns to the court Tuesday night with three interesting Western Conference matchups on the schedule.
Leading off is the Houston Rockets at the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Houston is on a six-game winning streak both straight up and against the spread after crushing the Phoenix Suns 149-113 as an 18.5-point favorite at Bovada Sportsbook last time out. In their last 13 games, the Rockets are 11-2 SU and 9-3-1 ATS, and they’ve also been getting it done on the road at 9-2 SU and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11.
The Thunder have rebounded from a tough stretch lately with three straight wins while going 2-1 ATS. Oklahoma City has won its last two games at home, but is still 3-5 SU and ATS in its last eight.
In three matchups between the Rockets and Thunder this season, Oklahoma City is 2-1 SU and ATS. In all three matchups, the underdog has won SU.
Jazz, Nuggets have gone UNDER in 14 of last 16
Also on the Tuesday night schedule, the Denver Nuggets visit the Utah Jazz.
Denver has covered in its last three games but has struggled on the road lately at 1-4 SU and 2-3 ATS in its last five. The Jazz had a seven-game winning streak snapped last time out when they were upset by the Los Angeles Lakers 113-109 as a 12-point favorite.
Utah is 2-1 SU and ATS vs Denver this season. The Nuggets are 3-2 SU and ATS in their last five vs the Jazz, but in Utah they’re awful, having lost eight straight at 2-6 ATS.
Totals bettors may want to look at the UNDER in this one. The UNDER is 7-1 in the last eight between Utah and Denver and 14-2 in the last 16.
Home hasn’t been a haven for Pelicans
Finally, the Golden State Warriors hit the road Tuesday night to face the New Orleans Pelicans.
The Warriors have won five straight at 4-1 ATS, and on the road they’re 6-2 SU and 5-3 ATS in their last eight.
New Orleans upset the Sacramento Kings 133-129 as a 12-point underdog last time out, but is still only 2-6 SU and ATS in its last eight. At home, the Pelicans are an abysmal 1-10 SU and 2-9 ATS in their last 11.
Golden State has won both games against New Orleans this season and is 4-1 SU and 2-2-1 ATS in their last five. Going back further, the Warriors have totally owned this matchup at 20-2 SU and 10-11-1 ATS in their last 22.