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Blazers Struggling to Keep the Ball out of the Bucket

One of the highest-scoring teams in the league will go up against one of the worst defenses this evening when the Houston Rockets take on the Trail Blazers in Portland. James Harden has helped transform his team into one of the best covers in the league as the Rockets are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games.

SHARK BITES
  • The last 3 matchups between these teams have gone OVER.
  • The Rockets are 5-0 against the spread in their last 5 road games.
  • The Trail Blazers are 2-9 against the spread in their last 11 games.

Portland will be without their best defender tonight with Al-Farouq Aminu still out. Since Aminu went down with a calf strain, the Blazers have failed to hold an opponent under 100 points and have given up an average of 115 per game. This is great for Rockets’ bettors as Houston is 4-1 this season when they’ve scored 115 or more points and is 10-2 ATS when they’ve scored over 100.

The majority of the money is coming in on the OVER tonight and it’s tough to argue that bet. Portland is two games removed from giving up 137 points to the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Rockets have scored under 100 points just three times this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Portland Trail Blazers opened as -1.5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 223 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 111-110 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.

Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Rockets will try to spoil the party on Sunday; they are 11-5 ATS against the betting spread this NBA season, while the Portland Trail Blazers are 6-12 ATS. Houston is 7-9 vs the betting total points scored; Portland is 12-6. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Portland vs Houston injuries news.

The Odds Shark betting Power Rankings have the Portland Trail Blazers at No. 24 and the Houston Rockets at No. 4 heading into this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Portland's No. 4-ranked offense averaging 109.44 PPG, against a Houston Rockets defense that ranks No. 17 at 104.94 PPG. The Portland Trail Blazers field goal percentage has averaged 45.39% so far, less than the Houston Rockets shooters have achieved on the year, 46.36% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston got 23 points and 23 rebounds from James Harden en route to a 117-104 victory over Sacramento on Friday at Golden 1 Center.

New Orleans was victimized for 27 points and 11 assists by Damian Lillard as the Trail Blazers defeated the Pelicans 119-104 in NBA action on Friday.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
  • Houston is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Portland is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Portland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 18 of Portland's last 25 games
  • Portland is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Utah, Tuesday, November 29th
Portland home to Indiana, Wednesday, November 30th

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