Rockets try to force Game 7 vs. Blazers
The Houston Rockets will be looking to tie up their first-round series with the Portland Trail Blazers at 3-3 when the two teams meet in Game 6 of the set on Friday night.
The Blazers' lead on the Rockets is down to 3-2 after Portland fell 108-98 in Houston as a 5-point underdog on the NBA betting lines in Game 5 on Wednesday night.
That was the first UNDER result in the first five games of the series.
Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers Opening Odds and Betting Line
The visiting Houston Rockets betting line opened this morning as 3.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 213.5 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.
Computer Prediction: Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers Pick
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 102-101 result in favor of the Rockets. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Portland Trail Blazers bring a 57-30 record (46-40-1 ATS) to the battle against the 56-31 Houston Rockets, who are 42-41-4 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen Portland Trail Blazers go 50-36-1 so far and the Houston Rockets go 47-38-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Portland vs Houston injuries news.
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the Portland Trail Blazers rated this week at No. 15 and the Houston Rockets sitting at No. 6.
How Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers Stats Matchup
Offensively the game matches up Portland's No. 3-ranked offense (107.17 PPG) against a Houston Rockets defense that ranks No. 25 at 103.75 PPG. The Portland Trail Blazers have averaged 45.01% from the field per game, less than the Houston Rockets have managed so far this NBA season (47.03% on average).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers Betting Odds Trends
Houston is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games
Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
Houston is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Portland is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Portland's last 8 games
Portland is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Portland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Houston home to Portland, Sunday, May 4th