Past Expert Picks
I think this line is an overreaction to Russell Westbrook returning for the Rockets in Game 5. The Thunder have all of the momentum in this series after winning the last two games, and I wouldn't be surprised to see the Rockets offense a bit out of sync while working him back in the lineup. My model says Oklahoma City covers more than 50 percent of the time, so you're getting value with the Thunder at this number.
The expected return of Russell Westbrook from injury has resulted in the largest spread of this series. He has only taken the floor one time in over three weeks, so there is a chance that he could be on somewhat of a minutes limit. The Thunder have adjusted well after losing the first two games of this series by winning both of the last two contests and I wouldn’t be surprised if they won another here, so I’ll take the points.
Oklahoma City @ Houston | 08/29 | 10:30 PM UTC
Russell Westbrook is back. He’s fresh, healthy and ready to rock. What a great midseries addition. When you bet the Rockets, you’re betting on 19-plus 3-pointers. Today is the day they go in from deep. Moneyline play.