NBA odds preview - Rockets vs. Trail Blazers
Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds
Rose Garden will feature Trail Blazers vs. Rockets action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Trail Blazers currently sports a record of 3-5, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-5 ATS. The Rockets are 4-4 and 4-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Trail Blazers post a 3-5 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Rockets have gone 4-4 against the number.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Trail Blazers as 3-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 198, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 12 (Trail Blazers) and the No. 16 (Rockets) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 99-95 result in favor of the Rockets is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Portland's No. 11-ranked offense (97.9 PPG) against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 17 at 96.2 PPG. The Trail Blazers have averaged 42.5% from the field per game, more than the Rockets have managed so far this season (41.7% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Rockets own the league's No. 16-rated mark, allowing 97 points per game when playing on the road. Portland, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring on their home court.
The Rockets were a 100-96 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Hornets. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (196) made winners of OVER bettors. James Harden went off for 30 points and added 3 rebounds leading Houston to a 100-96 win over New Orleans on Wednesday at Toyota Center.
In their last action, Portland was a 103-86 winner on the road against the Kings. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (189) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Portland got 22 points from Damian Lillard en route to a 103-86 victory over Sacramento on Tuesday at Power Balance Pavilion.
Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing LA Lakers are 4-6
After playing New Orleans are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Chicago are 6-4
After playing Sacramento are 8-2
After a win are 1-9
A few Rockets at Trail Blazers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games when playing on the road against Portland
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Portland's last 7 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Portland's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Portland's last 15 games when playing Houston
Portland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
Houston at LA Lakers, Sunday, November 18
Portland home to Chicago, Sunday, November 18