Through 1 Quarter

The Houston Rockets were expected to win this one, and so far that's exactly how it's playing out. They are way out in front after one quarter with a 50-24 lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Nobody has stood out from the pack for the Rockets offensively yet.

Who's Playing

Houston @ Oklahoma City

Current Records: Houston 9-9; Oklahoma City 8-10

What to Know

The Houston Rockets' road trip will continue as they head to Chesapeake Energy Arena at 8 p.m. ET Monday to face off against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Gameboth teams have set a high bar for this contest after stand-out offensive performances in their previous gameboth teams have set a high bar for this contest after stand-out offensive performances in their previous.

Houston didn't have too much trouble with the New Orleans Pelicans on the road this past Saturday as they won 126-112. The Rockets' center Christian Wood did his thing and had 27 points along with nine boards.

Meanwhile, Oklahoma City has to be hurting after a devastating 147-125 loss at the hands of the Brooklyn Nets this past Friday. Oklahoma City was down 115-94 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. Small forward Luguentz Dort had a pretty forgettable game, finishing with ten points on 2-for-14 shooting in his 32 minutes on the court.

Houston is the favorite in this one, with an expected 5-point margin of victory. But bettors beware: they are only 2-4 against the spread when favored.

Houston came out on top in a nail-biter against the Thunder when the two teams previously met in September of last year, sneaking past 104-102. The Rockets' victory shoved Oklahoma City out of the playoffs, so they have a target on their back.

How To Watch

  • When: Monday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena -- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • TV: ATTSN Southwest
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Rockets are a 5-point favorite against the Thunder, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Rockets as a 4.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -112

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Series History

Houston have won 16 out of their last 30 games against Oklahoma City.

  • Sep 02, 2020 - Houston 104 vs. Oklahoma City 102
  • Aug 31, 2020 - Oklahoma City 104 vs. Houston 100
  • Aug 29, 2020 - Houston 114 vs. Oklahoma City 80
  • Aug 24, 2020 - Oklahoma City 117 vs. Houston 114
  • Aug 22, 2020 - Oklahoma City 119 vs. Houston 107
  • Aug 20, 2020 - Houston 111 vs. Oklahoma City 98
  • Aug 18, 2020 - Houston 123 vs. Oklahoma City 108
  • Jan 20, 2020 - Oklahoma City 112 vs. Houston 107
  • Jan 09, 2020 - Oklahoma City 113 vs. Houston 92
  • Oct 28, 2019 - Houston 116 vs. Oklahoma City 112
  • Apr 09, 2019 - Oklahoma City 112 vs. Houston 111
  • Feb 09, 2019 - Oklahoma City 117 vs. Houston 112
  • Dec 25, 2018 - Houston 113 vs. Oklahoma City 109
  • Nov 08, 2018 - Oklahoma City 98 vs. Houston 80
  • Apr 07, 2018 - Oklahoma City 108 vs. Houston 102
  • Mar 06, 2018 - Houston 122 vs. Oklahoma City 112
  • Dec 25, 2017 - Oklahoma City 112 vs. Houston 107
  • Apr 25, 2017 - Houston 105 vs. Oklahoma City 99
  • Apr 23, 2017 - Houston 113 vs. Oklahoma City 109
  • Apr 21, 2017 - Oklahoma City 115 vs. Houston 113
  • Apr 19, 2017 - Houston 115 vs. Oklahoma City 111
  • Apr 16, 2017 - Houston 118 vs. Oklahoma City 87
  • Mar 26, 2017 - Houston 137 vs. Oklahoma City 125
  • Jan 05, 2017 - Houston 118 vs. Oklahoma City 116
  • Dec 09, 2016 - Houston 102 vs. Oklahoma City 99
  • Nov 16, 2016 - Oklahoma City 105 vs. Houston 103
  • Apr 03, 2016 - Houston 118 vs. Oklahoma City 110
  • Mar 22, 2016 - Oklahoma City 111 vs. Houston 107
  • Jan 29, 2016 - Oklahoma City 116 vs. Houston 108
  • Nov 02, 2015 - Houston 110 vs. Oklahoma City 105