NBA Playoff Odds: Bettors Picking Rockets to Take Care of OKC in Game 3

An overwhelming percentage of bettors are backing Houston ahead of Saturday's Game 3
Brian Good
Sat, August 22, 9:34 AM EDT

The opening-round NBA Playoff series between the West's No. 4 Houston Rockets and No. 5 Oklahoma City Thunder has been all Rockets so far, and bettors are expecting it to stay that way in Game 3.

Despite the absence of Russell Westbrook, the Rockets have jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the series and look to make it 3-0 on Saturday at 6:00 pm ET.

According to DraftKings, an overwhelming 76% of bets and 71% of the money is on Houston to win Game 3 outright.

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There’s a large discrepancy between bettors and oddsmakers for this one. The Thunder’s best odds of +118 give them an implied probability of 45.9% of winning. The Rockets are -125, implying a 55.6% chance they go up 3-0.

Bettors have been even more eager to bet the Rockets against the spread (-2.5). DraftKings says 88% of bets and 86% of the money on the point spread market have been on the Rockets to cover.

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