Rockets start playoffs against Blazers
The OVER has paid out on the NBA totals in each of the last seven games between the Houston Rockets and the Portland Trail Blazers as those teams open a playoff set on Sunday.
Houston went 3-1 SU and 2-2 ATS against Portland during the regular season, and they're 7-3 SU and 6-3-1 ATS in their past 10 games against the Blazers dating back to 2012. The Rockets are the West's No. 4 seed; the Blazers are No. 5.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets Opening Odds and Betting Line
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Houston Rockets installed as -5-point Favorite in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including 5Dimes, at 214.5.
Computer Prediction: Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets Pick
Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 103-101 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 will try to spoil the party on Sunday; they are 44-38 ATS against the betting spread this NBA season, while the Houston Rockets are 40-39-3 ATS. Portland is 46-35-1 vs the betting total points scored; Houston is 43-37-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Portland injuries news.
The Rockets - Trail Blazers betting odds would favor the Rockets if the lines were set according to power rankings. Houston is rated No. 5 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Portland Trail Blazers sit at No. 19.
How Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets Stats Matchup
Offensively the game matches up Houston's No. 2-ranked offense (107.67 PPG) against a Portland Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 22 at 102.76 PPG. The Houston Rockets have averaged 47.22% from the field per game, more than the Portland Trail Blazers have managed so far this NBA season (44.95% on average).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Trail Blazers were a 110-104 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Clippers. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (214) made winners of OVER bettors. Will Barton scored 23 points and chipped in with 10 rebounds for Portland on Wednesday, leading the Trail Blazers to a 110-104 victory over Los Angeles at Moda Center.
Houston lost its last outing, a 105-100 result against the Pelicans on April 16. The Rockets failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 205 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Troy Daniels scored 22 points in a failed effort to lead the Rockets to victory (they lost 105-100 to New Orleans at New Orleans Arena on Wednesday).
Next Betting Matchups
Portland at Houston, Wednesday, April 23rd