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NBA Matchup - Trail Blazers Rockets Odds Preview

Houston RocketsPortland Trail Blazers
3-1November 05, 2013, 10:00 | Rose Garden2-1

Rose Garden will feature Trail Blazers vs. Rockets action on Tuesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

The Rockets will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 2-1-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Trail Blazers are 2-1 ATS. Houston is 2-2 against the total, while Portland is 2-1 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Trail Blazers as -1-point Favorite on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 204.5, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

This game pits the Trail Blazers, currently No. 28 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Rockets, who rate No. 5 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 101-100 victory for the Trail Blazers.

Houston lost its last outing, a 137-118 result against the Clippers on November 4. The Rockets failed to cover in that game as a 5-point underdog, while the 255 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Rockets got 19 points from Omri Casspi, but it was Los Angeles that prevailed in a 137-118 final on Monday at STAPLES Center.

Last time out for Portland, they were a 115-105 winner as they battled the Spurs at home. The Trail Blazers covered in the match as a 2.5-point underdog, while 220 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. San Antonio was scorched by Damian Lillard for 25 points as the Trail Blazers defated the Spurs 115-105 in NBA action on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Portland's No. 11-rated squad against Houston's No. 3-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Portland rates No. 5 in the league with 10 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 9 with 9 per outing.

Next up:
Houston at Los Angeles, Thursday, November 7th
Portland at Sacramento, Friday, November 8th