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Rockets face Trail Blazers: NBA odds preview

Houston RocketsPortland Trail Blazers
April 5, 10:30 PM | Rose Garden

Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds

42-33TEAM RECORD33-42

The visiting Rockets hope to send their backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at Rose Garden against the Trail Blazers.

The Trail Blazers bring a 33-42 record (34-38-3 ATS) to the battle against the 42-33 Rockets, who are 39-35-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Portland go 41-34 so far and the Rockets go 37-38. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 20-rated Trail Blazers and the No. 11-ranked Rockets, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 105-99 result in favor of the Rockets.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Portland's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 97.8 PPG, against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 28 at 102.3 PPG. The Trail Blazers field goal percentage has averaged 44.9% so far, less than the Rockets shooters have achieved on the year, 46.1% per game.

Defensively, the Rockets feature the league's No. 24-rated defense on the road, giving up 103.1 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 112-102 winner as they battled the Kings on the road. The Rockets covered in the match as a 4-point favorite, while 214 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Kings were burned for 29 points by Chandler Parsons on Wednesday as the Rockets picked up a 112-102 win at Power Balance Pavilion.

Last time out for Portland, they were a 94-76 loser as they battled the Grizzlies at home. The Trail Blazers failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point underdog, while 170 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Portland suffered a 94-76 loss against Memphis on Wednesday, getting 17 points from J.J. Hickson in a losing effort at Rose Garden.

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Denver are 3-7
After playing Sacramento are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Dallas are 7-3
After playing Memphis are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Rockets at Trail Blazers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Houston's last 11 games
Houston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games when playing on the road against Portland
Houston is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Portland
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Portland's last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Portland's last 8 games when playing at home against Houston
Portland is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Houston

Next up:
Houston at Denver, Saturday, April 6
Portland home to Dallas, Sunday, April 7