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Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers

The Houston Rockets and the Portland Trail Blazers will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Rose Garden.

In their last action, Houston was a 98-88 winner at home against the Magic. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (186) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Portland won its last outing, a 105-94 result against the Jazz on December 9. The Trail Blazers covered in that game as a 7-point favorite, while the 199 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Houston:
Team record: 15-7 SU, 12-8-2 ATS
Current streak: won 2 straight games.

The total has gone OVER in 7 of last 8 games on the road
is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Portland
is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Portland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games when playing on the road against Portland

When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Golden State are 6-4
After playing Orlando are 9-1
After a win are 7-3

Portland:
Team record: 18-4 SU, 16-6 ATS

is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games
is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 6 games at home

When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Utah are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Next up:
Houston at Golden State, Friday, December 13
Portland at Philadelphia, Saturday, December 14