This game is going to be another genuinely exciting duel. The shocker will come if the Rockets go on to win this match and the next. It is going to be even more challenging because both teams have something at stake.
If the Thunder let the Rockets walk home with this win, they’d have lost in the playoffs’ first round. If the Rockets give the Thunder this win on a platter, they’d be placed in a tight situation in the 7th game. This game is what I like to call the decider of a decider.
In this article, we’ll try to compare and contrast their stats to see which team is in a better position to win in their game tomorrow. We’ll take a close look at their head to head stats, their previous games, and what the outcomes were, and then we’ll predict what the results would be so that you can have a clearer understanding of the situation before you stake your money.
Head to Head
The Oklahoma City Thunder looks like they have always been ahead of the Houston Rockets in the playoffs. Looking at their records, you would agree with me on that. These two teams have played a total of 47 playoff games, and 27 of them ended in favor of the OKC Thunder while the remaining 20 were handed to the Rockets.
Thunder has also been able to record winning good margins. They’ve gone as far as taking a 3-game winning streak to put them in the position they currently are at the moment.
In the season games, the OKC Thunder has not relented one bit, although as usual, the margin isn’t very high; they’ve, however, exerted their dominance. In the regular-season games, the two teams have played a total of 223 games. OKC Thunder won 114 of the games, and The Houston Rockets won 109.
Previous Games Records
The Oklahoma City Thunder didn’t start this season with enough energy as we’d expect. They recorded more losses than winning from October to the earlier parts of this year. However, there have been massive improvements in their games. They have even gone as far as recording up to three 5-game winning streaks. The growth is desirable. Placed against the Rockets in these playoffs, we know we can all expect to see tough matches.
The Houston Rockets, on the other hand, started the season with all the strength they could garner, and it paid off big time. They were able to record a 3-game winning streak after their first win in the second match. Three matches later, they started their highest winning streak for the season, a whopping 8-game winning streak.
I think from these records, we can conclude that the Rockets truly deserve the lead they currently have, and if they win in the aggregate, they’ve done well enough to get it.
We’ll leave the odds at 3.5 for Thunder to win and 2.0 for the Rockets to win.
Well, may the better side win.