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Rockets take on Trail Blazers in hoops contest

Houston RocketsPortland Trail Blazers
Feb 8, 10:00 PM | Rose Garden

Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds

14-11TEAM RECORD14-11

Rose Garden features an NBA battle between the host Portland Trail Blazers and the visiting Houston Rockets in betting action on Wednesday.

The Trail Blazers are 14-11 so far on the season, and 13-12 ATS vs. the number. The Rockets, meanwhile, are 14-11 and 14-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Portland go 10-15 and the Rockets go 9-16 on the totals.

View Houston vs Portland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 7.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 197 at most shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Trail Blazers at No. 1 and the Rockets at No. 15 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 102-98 result in favor of the Trail Blazers.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Portland's No. 5-ranked offense (98.6 PPG) against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 19 at 96.2 PPG. The Trail Blazers have averaged 44.4% from the field per game, less than the Rockets have managed so far this season (44.8% on average).

Defensively, the Rockets feature the league's No. 25-rated defense on the road, allowing 100.8 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Houston was a 99-90 winner on the road against the Nuggets. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (189) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Denver was scorched by Luis Scola for 25 points as the Rockets defated the Nuggets 99-90 in NBA action on Monday.

Portland was a 111-107 loser in its last match at home against the Thunder. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 218 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. LaMarcus Aldridge was dynamite, scoring 39 points and adding 6 rebounds but Oklahoma City still won, 111-107, over Portland on Monday at Rose Garden.

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Phoenix are 5-5
After playing Denver are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 10-0
Before playing New Orleans are 7-3
After playing Oklahoma City are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

A few Rockets at Trail Blazers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 9 games on the road
Houston is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Portland's last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
Portland is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
Portland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Portland's last 13 games

Next up:
Houston at Phoenix, Thursday, February 9
Portland at New Orleans, Friday, February 10