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NBA : ATS Matchup
Thursday 11/8/2018Line$ LineOU LineScore
HOUSTON
 
OKLAHOMA CITY
-5  

+5  
-210

+175

213.5
 
80
Final
98

HOUSTON (4 - 5) at OKLAHOMA CITY (6 - 4)
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Thursday, 11/8/2018 8:05 PM
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701HOUSTON-4.5-5
702OKLAHOMA CITY214.5214
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
HOUSTON - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games4-5-5.43-65-4105.353.042.4%51.7110.159.147.6%54.7
Road Games4-1+33-23-2109.856.446.0%53.0104.657.645.8%50.4
Last 5 Games3-2-0.82-32-3102.252.041.0%51.6106.058.647.1%52.6
HOUSTON Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)105.353.038-8942.4%14-4233.4%16-2271.4%521121239137
vs opponents surrendering11156.241-9145.0%11-3035.1%19-2477.8%531123228136
Team Stats (Road Games)109.856.439-8646.0%15-4136.1%16-2371.7%53923228146
Stats Against (All Games)110.159.140-8447.6%9-2734.2%21-2681.5%55822208145
vs opponents averaging113.157.542-8847.2%11-2936.7%19-2576.8%541024237155
Stats Against (Road Games)104.657.639-8445.8%8-2929.4%19-2478.5%50821208136

OKLAHOMA CITY - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games6-4-3.76-45-5111.454.844.6%57.6108.852.345.0%55.1
Home Games3-2-5.22-34-1116.456.846.6%58.8113.656.046.8%52.8
Last 5 Games5-0+5.45-03-2118.057.448.1%53.6106.053.644.8%52.8
OKLAHOMA CITY Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)111.454.841-9244.6%9-3029.6%20-2969.0%5812212512146
vs opponents surrendering112.457.541-9046.0%11-3234.2%19-2575.7%541024238145
Team Stats (Home Games)116.456.844-9446.6%8-2731.1%20-3166.7%5912222813155
Stats Against (All Games)108.852.339-8645.0%9-2832.4%22-2781.3%551023267184
vs opponents averaging112.556.341-8846.8%11-3036.6%19-2578.4%531024237155
Stats Against (Home Games)113.656.039-8446.8%9-2634.6%26-3280.1%531023278195
Average power rating of opponents played: HOUSTON 95.4,  OKLAHOMA CITY 95.5
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
HOUSTON - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
10/17/2018NEW ORLEANS112-131L-8L232O39-9242.4%491152-9853.1%6112
10/20/2018@ LA LAKERS124-115W-3.5W237.5O44-9645.8%691648-10048.0%5210
10/21/2018@ LA CLIPPERS112-115L2.5L220.5O43-8948.3%431242-8947.2%5413
10/24/2018UTAH89-100L1L217U35-8740.2%461534-7843.6%6218
10/26/2018LA CLIPPERS113-133L-4L218O38-9838.8%491343-7954.4%5315
10/30/2018PORTLAND85-104L-4.5L223.5U31-9632.3%561138-8047.5%6417
11/2/2018@ BROOKLYN119-111W-4W220.5O41-8349.4%52942-8549.4%5110
11/3/2018@ CHICAGO96-88W-8.5L223U35-8342.2%561828-7238.9%4419
11/5/2018@ INDIANA98-94W1W215.5U34-7744.2%451633-7544.0%5115
11/8/2018@ OKLAHOMA CITY              
11/10/2018@ SAN ANTONIO              
11/11/2018INDIANA              
11/13/2018@ DENVER              
11/15/2018GOLDEN STATE              
11/17/2018SACRAMENTO              
11/21/2018DETROIT              
11/23/2018@ DETROIT              
11/24/2018@ CLEVELAND              

OKLAHOMA CITY - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
10/16/2018@ GOLDEN STATE100-108L12W220.5U33-9136.3%601442-9544.2%6520
10/19/2018@ LA CLIPPERS92-108L3L214U34-9535.8%621235-8043.7%5914
10/21/2018SACRAMENTO120-131L-10.5L222.5O46-10444.2%631850-9154.9%5417
10/25/2018BOSTON95-101L-1L219.5U37-9439.4%701633-8638.4%6011
10/28/2018PHOENIX117-110W-13.5L219O43-8550.6%531538-8644.2%4922
10/30/2018LA CLIPPERS128-110W-3.5W228.5O48-9451.1%551535-7447.3%4924
11/1/2018@ CHARLOTTE111-107W1W231U41-9642.7%561038-9340.9%6417
11/2/2018@ WASHINGTON134-111W3.5W233O49-8657.0%461344-8651.2%4218
11/5/2018NEW ORLEANS122-116W-3.5W235.5O45-9348.4%531241-8448.8%5220
11/7/2018@ CLEVELAND95-86W-6.5W216U35-8441.7%581233-8937.1%5719
11/8/2018HOUSTON              
11/10/2018@ DALLAS              
11/12/2018PHOENIX              
11/14/2018NEW YORK              
11/17/2018@ PHOENIX              
11/19/2018@ SACRAMENTO              
11/21/2018@ GOLDEN STATE              
11/23/2018CHARLOTTE              
11/24/2018DENVER              
KEY GAME INFORMATION
HOUSTON: LAST SEASON: 65-17, lost in Western Conference finals.
COACH: Mike D'Antoni (fourth season, 15th NBA season).
PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: G James Harden (30.4 ppg), G Chris Paul (18.6 ppg), F P.J. Tucker, (6.1 ppg), F James Ennis (7.1 ppg), C Clint Capela (13.9 ppg).
KEY LOSSES: F Trevor Ariza, F Ryan Anderson, F Luc Mbah a Moute
KEY ADDITIONS: F Carmelo Anthony, Ennis, G Michael Carter-Williams
PLAYERS TO WATCH: A year after Anthony was not amenable to coming off the bench in Oklahoma City, the 10-time All-Star seems ready to accept a reserve role in Houston if it means helping the Rockets to a title. The addition of the talented Anthony, along with Ennis to pick up the slack on defense Houston lost in Ariza leaves the Rockets slightly better than they were a year ago when they lost to Golden State in the conference finals.
OUTLOOK: Harden, last year's MVP, and Paul should be even better in their second year together and Anthony adds a new dimension which greatly upgrades Houston's second unit. Ennis will have to pair with Tucker to provide a defensive presence and Capela must take another step this season after signing a $90 million contract this offseason if the Rockets hope to finally get past the Warriors and win their first title since back-to-back championships in 1994-95.
OKLAHOMA CITY: LAST SEASON: 48-34, lost in first round.
COACH: Billy Donovan (fourth season).
PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: G Russell Westbrook (25.4 ppg, 10.3 apg, 10.1 rpg), G Dennis Schroder (19.4 ppg, 6.2 apg, Atlanta), F Paul George (21.9 ppg), F Patrick Patterson (3.9 ppg), C Steven Adams (13.9 ppg, 9.0 rpg).
KEY LOSSES: F Carmelo Anthony, C Nick Collison
KEY ADDITIONS: Schroder, C Nerlens Noel, G/F Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Schroder. He was a dynamic scorer in Atlanta with a less talented team around him. He'll begin the season as a starter as Andre Roberson recovers from a knee injury and he'll get a chance to seize the job, especially if he can improve defensively. He has been outstanding as a scorer and as a facilitator in the preseason. He could have a big season with Westbrook and George drawing most of the attention. His addition means the Thunder will have five capable scorers in the starting lineup, a rarity for the franchise in recent years.
OUTLOOK: The Thunder shocked many when they were able to keep George this summer, and they also kept versatile, athletic forward Jerami Grant. By making the deal to move Anthony and add Schroder, the Thunder became younger, more athletic and more dynamic. If they can find some outside shooting this season to take advantage of their multiple shot creators, they could make a deep run in the West.
PREVIEW
Rockets' Anthony makes return to Oklahoma City
 

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Carmelo Anthony laughed a year ago when he was asked about the possibility of coming off the bench for his new team, the Oklahoma City Thunder.

After a season of struggles with the Thunder, Anthony returns to Oklahoma City with his new team, the Houston Rockets, on Thursday when the teams meet at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The 16-year veteran is adjusting to his role coming off the bench for the Rockets.

Anthony never quite found a rhythm with the Thunder, shooting a career-low 40.4 percent from the field and averaging a career-low 16.2 points per game, starting 78 games.

Through nine games this season -- seven off the bench -- Anthony is averaging 14.7 points and shooting 36.2 percent from behind the 3-point line. That's a slight improvement from his outside shooting performance for the Thunder.

A year ago, Anthony didn't have much time to process things after being traded from the New York Knicks to the Thunder in a package that included Enes Kanter just before training camp started.

This time, Anthony had some time to adjust after a late July trade sent him to Atlanta before the Hawks bought him out and Anthony signed with Houston.

"I never really had the opportunity to kind of just sit back and take everything in and decompress a little bit," Anthony told reporters Wednesday. "Last year in OKC, I went there before media day, turn around and do media day, turn around and do training camp and then get right into it."

Oklahoma City is hoping Russell Westbrook will be ready to go against the Rockets. Westbrook missed Wednesday's first game of the back-to-back with a sprained ankle suffered late in Monday's win over New Orleans.

In Westbrook's absence, point guard Dennis Schroder -- who was the main piece of the Thunder's return in the Anthony trade to Atlanta -- scored a season-high 28 points in Wednesday's win.

The teams both seem to have turned a corner after rough starts.

Houston started 1-5 before winning its first three games on the current five-game road trip.

Anthony has helped the Rockets during the winning streak, averaging 17.7 points per game and 39.1 percent from behind the arc. In a 28-point performance in the first win over the streak, Friday in Brooklyn, Anthony hit six 3-pointers and finished with 28 points.

Oklahoma City has won six consecutive games since starting the season 0-4.

"Everybody's on the same page," Paul George said. "We come out here (and) we have an expectation of the level we want to play at. Regardless of how the game goes we find a way to take it to the next level. We're getting the job done."

While things didn't go well for Anthony in Oklahoma City, he's looking forward to making his return.

"Going back to OKC, that (holds) a special place because that was the kind of organization, the team, the community that opened their arms up to me last year, brought me in, took me in," Anthony said. "I really felt part of that community last year."


Last Updated: 11/16/2018 11:27:20 PM EST


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