The Rockets grabbed a 94-89 win over the Trail Blazers on Monday, behind a 22-point effort from Goran Dragic at Rose Garden.
Bettors who backed the Rockets were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 3 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 195.5.
Houston got 15 points from Chase Budinger and another 13 points from Kyle Lowry. Goran Dragic contributed 7 assists, while Marcus Camby cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.
The Trail Blazers got a 20-point performance from LaMarcus Aldridge, who was supported by 18 points from Jamal Crawford. Raymond Felton had 8 assists in a losing cause for Portland, while J.J. Hickson grabbed 10 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Houston were victorious, as the score was 49-40 at the break.
Portland won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 41-38.
Houston heads into a battle against the Jazz. Portland, meanwhile, will have their next action against Golden State.