Rockets Favored Despite No Russell Westbrook For Game 5

  • The Houston Rockets have -167 odds to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder.
  • Chris Paul has +212 odds to record 6 or more assists and a Thunder win.
  • James Harden has +206 odds to score 40 or more points and a Rockets win.

ORLANDO, Fla. – With the series all tied up at 2-2, Game 5 is set to be a close one as both teams have not let up at all in an effort to get the upper hand in the series.

Online sportsbooks have the Houston Rockets as the favorites over the Oklahoma City Thunder despite Russell Westbrook still sitting out due to injury.

Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

  • Rockets (-167) vs. Thunder (+147)
  • Over 224 (-110), Under 224 (-110)

The Rockets NBA odds are the favorites for one main reason and that is James Harden.

Harden has been near impossible to stop as he has averaged 32 points per game and there is just no answer to James Harden.

As long as Harden is on the floor, it won’t matter if Russell Westbrook plays or not.

Looking at the point total, there is no questioning that both of these teams can score the ball at will. They have shown this in the first four games of the series as they have hit the over mark in three of the four games.

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The one game they did not hit was not far off either. Luckily for both teams, they do not really have the defensive mindset which should make it easier for it to be a high scoring game.

CP3 And The Beard’s Player Props

Looking at the performances of both Chris Paul and James Harden, they have both been playing at an elite level as they have both been able to lead their team to two wins each in the series.

Looking at Chris Paul, one prop bet on him is if he will record six or more assists in the game and also lead the Thunder to a win. The odds of Paul doing so are at +212.

Paul has averaged just four assists in the series thus far and has only recorded over six assists just once. However, with the Thunder looking to take the upper hand in the series, Paul will have no choice but to get his teammates involved.

As for James Harden, he has +206 odds of scoring 40 or more points and also leading the Rockets to a win.

Harden has averaged 32 points in the series so far but has not hit 40 or more points just yet. Harden has a good chance of doing so with Westbrook continuing to sit out and especially in the Game 5 matchup being that both teams are looking to get the upper hand.