I think we will see the Thunder bouncing back today and tying their series 1-1 against the Houston Rockets. Oklahoma City winning outright more than 55 procent of the time and covering the spread on nearly 60 procent of the time. Houston torched the nets for 20 3-pointers in the opener, and the cold-shooting Thunder never recovered from an early onslaught. But look for Chris Paul to lead a balanced attack in Game 2 of what should be an ultra-tight series.
OklahomaThunder try and even up their best-of-seven series on Thursday as they take on the Houston Rockets. The fourth-seeded Rockets won game one by a score of 123-108 over the 5 seeded Thunder on Tuesday.
Oklahoma Thunder got thoroughly outplayed in game one of their series, but they will rebound in game two. The Thunder and the Rockets ended the regular season with identical records this season, and Oklahoma City won two of the three meetings between these two teams. Westbrook is still sidelined for the Rockets, and the Thunder's balanced offense will counteract James Harden's offensive output. Oklahoma City has won six of the last nine games versus Houston, and they will even up the series with the Rockets on Thursday.
"We were just playing off the catch, guys were very confident in their shots when they're open. When they're not open, they're getting off the ball and making a quick decision."
Prediction: Oklahoma City +3,5
I also belive this game will go over 227 points. The total has gone over in four of Oklahoma City's last five games overall, as well as four of the last five games against Southwest Division opponents. Houston has scored at least 113 points in five of their nine games since the season resumed, while Oklahoma City scored at least 116 in two of their final four regular season games. Look for a game in the 110's or 120's in this game