Houston Rockets versus Oklahoma City Thunder Pick Prediction NBA Playoffs Game 3 Lines Odds Preview 4-27-2013

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The Oklahoma City Thunder will look to take a firm grip of their best of seven NBA playoff series when they meet in Game 3 the Houston Rockets from pro basketball on Saturday night. Tip off time from Houston is scheduled for 9:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.

The NBA odds from this pro basketball game three has the road team Oklahoma City Thunder favored by -3 points with an over under line of 211 ½ points. There has been no line movement in this NBA game since the odds came out a few hours ago.

The Thunder takes a 2-0 series lead in this best of seven Western conference playoff series after a 105-102 home victory in game two on Wednesday to the Houston Rockets as a -11 point betting favorite. The game finished under the total of 213 ½ points.

OKC shot 43.5% from the floor and made 11 of 35 from the three point line. The Thunder made their free throws down the stretch to preserve victory and they finish hitting on 20 of 24 from the charity stripe. The team had 17 less rebounds than the Rockets. Both Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook had 29 points in the victory but combined only 20 of 51 from the field. Oklahoma City is ranked number three in the NBA in all three key offensive areas which are points per game, field goal and three point shooting. On defense they allow 42.5% shooting good for second best in the league.

The Rockets were held to under 40% shooting once against as the team finished hitting on 39.6% from the field and made 10 of 35 three pointers. The team had 16 turnovers which were four more than the Thunder. They got to the free throw line 25 times and converted on 20 shots. James Harden led Houston with 36 points and 11 rebounds as he made on 9 of his 24 shots. Chandler Parsons had 17 points but made only 7 of 23 from the floor. The Rockets are 28th and third last in the NBA in points allowed this season as they give up 102.5 points a game. In the playoffs the Rockets are allowing 112 ½ points a game to the Rockets.