Oklahoma City Thunder at Houston Rockets: Look For Thunder To Win On the Road

January 12th, 2011 by Jack Jones Leave a reply »
The Houston Rockets have won 11 straight against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Toyota Center, and will look to add to that streak tonight. Houston snapped a five game losing streak with a 108-102 win over the Boston Celtics on Monday. The Thunder come in on a two game winning streak, as they downed Memphis 109-100 on Saturday.

Oklahoma City is 2-1 against the Thunder this season, with their only loss coming in a 99-98 loss at Houston on Nov. 28. Taking a look at the NBA spreads for tonight's action, the oddsmakers have the Thunder favored by 3.5 points over the Rockets.

If you are wondering why the Rockets are underdogs at home, it is because Kevin Martin is listed as doubtful and backup center Brad Miller is questionable. Neither played in the Rockets' win over the Celtics, so don't count Houston out in this one.

Aaron Brooks returned from injury and scored 24 points while filling in for Martin in the starting lineup. Kyle Lowry added 17 points and 8 assists. With Brooks starting, the Rockets lose a lot of size at the 2 position, but without Brooks in the lineup, Houston really loses out on a lot of offense. This is the first game Brooks will be ...

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