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Portland Trail BlazersHouston Rockets
42-20March 09, 2014, 07:00 | Toyota Center43-19

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Houston and Portland on Sunday, with the host Rockets trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

The Rockets sit at 43-19 (33-26-3 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Trail Blazers are currently 42-20 (33-29 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Houston is 28-32-2 OU, and Portland is 34-27-1 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Rockets as -6-point Favorite on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 213.5, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

The Rockets - Trail Blazers odds would favor the Rockets if the lines were set according to power ranks. Houston is rated No. 6 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Trail Blazers sit at No. 11. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 103-101 win for the Rockets.

The Trail Blazers were a 103-98 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (201) made winners of UNDER bettors. Portland got 30 points from LaMarcus Aldridge en route to a 103-98 loss at the hands of Portland on Friday at American Airlines Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Trail Blazers rank No. 1 in the league with 46.48 per game. That compares with Houston’s No. 6 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Houston is the NBA’s No. 5-ranked team at 9.16 per game, while the Trail Blazers rate No. 2 with 9.42 per contest.

A few Trail Blazers at Rockets trends to consider:
Portland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Portland's last 5 games
Portland is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Portland is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Houston is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Houston is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games
Houston is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Portland at Memphis, Tuesday, March 11th
Houston at Oklahoma City, Tuesday, March 11th