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The Houston Rockets and the Portland Trail Blazers will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Rose Garden.

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.

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.

Houston:
Team record: 42-33 SU, 39-35-1 ATS
Current streak: won 3 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 9 of last 11 games
is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of last 8 games when playing on the road against Portland
is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Portland

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:
Team record: 33-42 SU, 34-38-3 ATS
Current streak: lost 6 straight games.

The total has gone OVER in 8 of last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of last 8 games when playing at home against Houston
is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Houston

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

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