Thunder vs Rockets Game 2 Predictions: Can Westbrook Steal A Win?

The Thunder vs Rockets series features two of the best players in the league. The Thunder’s Russell Westbrook may get the MVP, but it is James Harden and the Rockets that have the 1-0 lead in the playoffs. With Thunder vs Rockets Game 2 about to tip off, the Thunder have to make a move if they want to win a game.

Thunder vs Rockets Odds

The basketball betting odds for Thunder vs Rockets Game 2 are out and the Rockets are (-7.5) point favorites. The basketball betting public is pounding the home team as the Rockets are getting 65% of the bets at the top rated sports betting sites. Here is a complete look at the history of the basketball betting point spread for Thunder vs Rockets Game 2.

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Thunder vs Rockets Game 2 Predictions: Can Westbrook Steal A Win?

Thunder vs Rockets Game 2 Predictions: Can Westbrook Steal A Win?

The Real MVP

Russell Westbrook may very well get that MVP award, but Harden outplayed him in the first game of the series. It was not even close. After a regular season in which Russell Westbrook averaged about 16 more points than James Harden in their four head-to-head meetings, Harden turned the tables and outscored Westbrook by 15 in Game 1 Sunday. Westbrook has to step up his game if he wants to even up the series.

Blame it on Beverly

The bad play of Westbrook is due to the defensive intensity of one player on the Rockets; Patrick Beverly. In the times Beverley was matched up on him, Westbrook had eight points on 3-for-9 shooting and two turnovers. A lot of that could be attributed to the fact that this was a blowout loss. Westbrook played just 13 minutes in the second half of what turned into a blowout loss. So his 22 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists and nine turnovers are a bit harder to compare to his sensational regular season. If this game is closer, it could be a very different story.

Thunder is the Trendy Pick

The Rockets are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games against the Western Conference and  1-9 ATS in their last 10 games overall.

Thunder vs Rockets Game 2: Predictions and Picks

The Rockets may be the better team, but this is the time to watch Westbrook and the Thunder. They are already being written off and that makes this a very dangerous team. The Thunder not only keep this game close, but they win outright and even up the series.

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