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Something Has to Give in Rockets-Trail Blazers Matchup

Two of the hottest teams in the NBA are set to do battle on Tuesday when the Houston Rockets hit the road to take on the Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center. How money have the Blazers been as a spread bet lately? Portland is a ridiculous 10-0 ATS in its past 10 games.

MyBookie opened the Rockets as 4.5-point road favorites with a total of 216.

  • The Rockets are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games on the road.
  • The Rockets are 5-1 SU in their last six games against the Trail Blazers.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the Trail Blazers’ last seven games at home (Avg. combined score: 209.29).

The Rockets, who’ve won five straight and 26 of their past 28, haven’t taken their foot off the gas pedal ahead of the playoffs. Houston defeated New Orleans and Minnesota to begin a three-game road trip, and the club is only two wins shy of tying the franchise mark set by the Hakeem Olajuwon-led 1993-94 team that won the first of back-to-back titles. All-star guard James Harden dropped 48 in a triumph over Portland earlier this season and has scored 30 or more in 10 of his last 12 vs the Blazers.

Portland is riding a 13-game winning streak that matches the second-best winning streak in franchise history after Sunday’s 122-109 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. The Blazers are three wins away from tying the club record set in 1990-91 but face their toughest task against the Rockets. Star point guard Damian Lillard is averaging 30.5 points in his last four games against Houston and has matched his career best of 15 consecutive 20-point outings.

OVER bettors love seeing these teams get together. In the last seven meetings between the Trail Blazers and Rockets, the OVER is 6-1.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Houston Rockets listed as 4-point favorites earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 214 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 107-105 win for the Trail Blazers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Houston Rockets have seen them go 56-14 and 37-32-1 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Portland Trail Blazers are at 44-26 and 40-26-4 ATS. In OVER/UNDER totals betting, the Trail Blazers are 29-41, while the Rockets are 30-39-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Portland vs Houston injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the Trail Blazers rated this week at No. 4 and the Rockets sitting at No. 1.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Portland's No. 15-ranked offense (106.03 PPG) against a Houston defense that ranks No. 11 at 104.77 PPG. The Trail Blazers have averaged 45.28% from the field per game, less than the Rockets have managed so far this NBA season (46.35% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Minnesota was victimized by James Harden for 34 points as the Rockets defeated the Timberwolves 129-120 in NBA action on Sunday.

Portland got 23 points from Damian Lillard en route to a 122-109 victory over Los Angeles on Sunday at Staples Center.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games
  • Houston is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Portland is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Portland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Portland's last 9 games
  • Portland is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to Detroit, Thursday, March 22
Portland home to Boston, Friday, March 23