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NBA odds preview - Rockets vs. Trail Blazers

Houston RocketsPortland Trail Blazers
Nov 16, 10:00 PM | Rose Garden

Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds

4-4TEAM RECORD3-5

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.

View Houston vs Portland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
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.

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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

Next up:
Houston at LA Lakers, Sunday, November 18
Portland home to Chicago, Sunday, November 18