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Houston Rockets 2024 NBA Championship Odds

Houston Rockets 2024 NBA Championship Odds

Last year, the Houston Rockets missed the NBA Playoffs for the third consecutive season. Before that, Huston was in the postseason for eight consecutive years. Houston has had to endure a painful rebuild that is finally showing results. The Rockets already have more wins this year than all last season. Houston is only one game out of a play-in spot for the 2024 NBA Playoffs. Most important to gamblers, the Rockets are in the black and showing solid value as a team that the squares ignore.

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At the approach of the All-Star Break, the Houston Rockets are 23-26 straight up, 26-22-1 against the spread, and 23-26 over/under the total. Late on, Houston has covered four out of their last six games. While the Rockets have gone under the total in three of its previous five matchups. Houston is 11th in the Western Conference playoff standings. Houston is 11.5 games behind the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference playoff race.

Houston has NBA metrics of 21st for scoring offense, 24th for field goal percentage, 26th for 3-point field goal percentage, 16th for free throw percentage, and 5th for offensive rebounding. On defense, the Rockets have NBA metrics of 8th for scoring defense, 5th for field goal percentage permitted, 3rd for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 23rd for defensive rebounding.

Houston Rockets Key Players

C Alperen Sengun leads the Rockets with 21.6 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 5.1 assists per game. Sengun was the 16th player taken in the 2021 NBA Draft by the Oklahoma City Thunder out of Turkey. He began his career with the Rockets in 2021-22.

SG Jalen Green is averaging 18.1 points per game. Green was the 2nd overall pick of the 2021 NBA Draft out of Prolific Prep by the Houston Rockets. He was named to the 2022 NBA All-Rookie First Team.

PG Fred Vanfleet is averaging 16.5 points and 8.2 assists per game. Vanfleet is best known for his time with the Toronto Raptors, where he was a key asset on their 2019 NBA championship team. Vanfleet was a 2022 NBA All-Star. This is his first season with the Rockets. He went undrafted in 2016 out of Wichita State.

Houston Rockets Head Coach

Head coach Ime Udoka is a former NBA role player for several teams. He led the 2022 Boston Celtics to the NBA Finals in his only season as a head coach. He was forced to resign over a sex scandal with a female employee.

Season-by-Season Record (Last 5)

2022–23 82 22 60 4th, Southwest Did not qualify
2021–22 82 20 62 5th, Southwest Did not qualify
2020–21 72 17 55 5th, Southwest Did not qualify
2019–20 72 44 28 1st, Southwest Lost in Conference Semifinals, 1–4 (Lakers)
2018–19 82 53 29 1st, Southwest Lost in Conference Semifinals, 2–4 (Warriors)
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Houston Rockets History

The Rockets did not start off in Houston. They began as the San Diego Rockets and were the worst team in the NBA upon their inception in 1967. They went 15-67, but their first draft pick ended up being one of the greatest coaches in NBA history. Pat Riley was selected with the Rockets’ first round pick in 1967, and he ended up playing nine years in the NBA before turning his talents to coaching.

This franchise could not find success in San Diego, so the Rockets moved to Houston after just four years. They moved from the Western Conference to the Eastern Conference, but then returned to the West and won the conference to make their first NBA Finals appearance in their first year back in 1981. Moses Malone was the star of the team, and Calvin Murphy was solid too. Interestingly enough, two other future coaches were on the roster in Rudy Tomjanovich and Mike Dunleavy.

Houston returned to the NBA Finals in 1986 with Hakeem Olajuwon and Ralph Sampson. The Twin Towers were tough for opponents to stop since Olajuwon was 7’0 and Sampson was 7’4, but injuries cut Sampson’s career short. However, Olajuwon went on to become the greatest player in franchise history. The Rockets were back-to-back NBA champions in 1994 and 1995 on the strength of Olajuwon teaming up with Kenny Smith, Big Shot Rob Horry, Vernon Maxwell, and Otis Thorpe.

Two more franchise stars came in the 21st Century. Yao Ming was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft, and he was an All-Star in all eight of his years in the league before injuries forced him to retire at 31. The Rockets acquired James Harden from Oklahoma City in 2012, and he became an immediate star in Houston, but this team could never advance further than the Western Conference Finals.

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