Houston Rockets versus Oklahoma City Thunder Pick Prediction NBA Playoffs Game 4 Odds Preview 4-29-2013

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The Oklahoma City Thunder will be out for the series sweep as they take the hardwood to face the Houston Rockets in Game 4 of their best of seven NBA pro basketball playoff contests on Monday night. Tip off time from Houston is scheduled for 9:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by TNT.

The playoff game four odds from this NBA pro basketball contests has the road team Oklahoma City Thunder favored by -1 ½ points with an over under line of 206 ½ points. There has been no early movement in this NBA playoff game four since the odds were released a few hours ago.

The Oklahoma City Thunder takes a commanding 3-0 series lead after their 104-101 road victory against the Houston Rockets as a +1 point underdog. The game ended under 206 ½ points.

The Thunder got off to a fast start playing their first game without Russell Westbrook in the lineup. OKC built up a 39-19 lead after one quarter as it was announced that Westbrook following his knee surgery would miss the entire season. They survived a 37.9% shooting game and made 10 of 26 from the three point line. Oklahoma City pulled down eight more rebounds than the Rockets. The best free throw shooting team in basketball needed every make as they connected on 28 of 30 from the charity stripe. Kevin Durant came through with 41 points and 14 rebounds as he made 13 of his 30 shots. Serge Ibaka contributed with 17 points and pulled down 11 rebounds with 7 of 14 makes from the floor. OKC ranks in the top three in points per game as well as field goal and three point shooting. Their play on defense is second in the league in field goal percentage by allowing 42.5% shooting to their opponents.

The Rockets halftime adjustments against the Thunder after one half with Russell Westbrook out of the lineup resulted in Houston outscoring OKC by a 52-38 margin. They shot 43.4% from the floor and 12 of 37 from the three point line. The Rockets lose the game at the free throw line by missing 12 of 37 shots. James Harden led the Rockets with 30 points and eight rebounds as he made 9 of his 22 shots. Chandler Parsons had 21 points and seven assists on 8 of 12 makes from the floor. Houston puts up some solid offensive numbers but a flawed on the defensive end of the court as they rank in the lower half of the league in all three key categories which are points allowed per game, field goal and three point defending.