Thunder-Rockets Betting Odds: Opening Line for Christmas Day Matchup
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Oklahoma City Thunder at Houston Rockets Betting Odds
- Betting Line: Rockets -1.5
- Over/Under: 222.5
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- TV: ABC
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The 17-15 Houston Rockets will host the 21-10 Oklahoma City Thunder in Christmas Day's second game at 3 p.m. ET.
The Thunder have been one of the league's best teams this year, sitting second behind only the Bucks with a +7.6 point differential. They boast easily the league's best defense and obviously have explosive offensive potential with Russell Westbrook and Paul George.
The Rockets, meanwhile, have been perhaps the league's most disappointing team, only just recently scraping above .500. Their offense is catching back up to its levels from a year ago, but the defense has been awful, ranking 24th in the league.
Despite all of that, the Rockets are 1.5-point home favorites, even with point guard Chris Paul out for this affair.