Rockets battle vs Trail Blazers highlights NBA odds
Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets Odds
Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Friday when the Rockets try to run the Trail Blazers off the court at Toyota Center in pro hoops action.
The Rockets sport records of 27-24 and 27-23-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Trail Blazers sit at 25-24 and 22-25-2 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 28-23 for the Rockets and 24-25 for the Trail Blazers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Rockets sit at No. 9 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Trail Blazers are at No. 19 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Rockets will win this game 104-99.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Trail Blazers rank No. 17 in the league with 42 per game. That compares with Houston’s No. 11 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Houston is the NBA’s No. 2-ranked team at 10.3 per game, while the Trail Blazers rate No. 6 with 8.2 per contest.
Defensively, the Trail Blazers feature the league's No. 19-rated defense on the road, giving up 100.7 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Portland, they were a 105-99 loser as they battled the Mavericks on the road. The Trail Blazers failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point underdog, while 204 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Portland got 27 points and 10 rebounds from LaMarcus Aldridge in a losing cause in a 105-99 loss to Dallas on Wednesday at American Airlines Center.
The Rockets were a 114-108 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Heat. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (222) made winners of OVER bettors. James Harden was dynamite, scoring 36 points and adding 12 rebounds but Miami still won, 114-108, over Houston on Wednesday at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Orlando are 10-0
After playing Dallas are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5
Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Sacramento are 6-4
After playing Miami are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6
A few Trail Blazers at Rockets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 7 games on the road
Portland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Houston is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games when playing at home against Portland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing at home against Portland
Houston is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Houston's last 11 games at home
Portland at Orlando, Sunday, February 10
Houston at Sacramento, Sunday, February 10