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(21-15) Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers (22-16)
Date: Saturday January 4
Time: 10:30PM EST
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, OR.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Rockets -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 216½
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Houston played its first game in 2019 at Oracle Arena on Thursday. It was, again, without Chris Paul and Eric Gordon. Gordon could be back any day, from the sound of things, and Paul is now two weeks into a 2-3 week diagnosis for his bad hammy.
The Rockets beat the Warriors, 135–134, on a James Harden game-winner in overtime. Clint Capela played forty-six minutes; Harden and Austin Rivers forty-four and Danuel House thirty-nine.
Suddenly, the Warriors are only 1.5 up on the Rockets and, unlike last season, have some other challengers to contest with. They were at full strength (well, minus Boogie Cousins) on Thursday.
Harden’s last twelve: 40.1 points, 9.0 assists, 6.6. rebounds. The Rockets are 11–1.
Portland Trail Blazers
But Portland may just win this game because it has two great guards to Houston’s one. Plus, Jusuf Nurkic will keep Clint Capela busy underneath and the wings of the Blazers can at least play with Houston’s, if not net a couple of points.
They do welcome Oklahoma City to town tonight but I can’t imagine they’ll be more fatigued than Houston, that has to travel from California after playing those kind of minutes. Oftentimes, teams play better than usual on the second night of a home back-to-back.
Yea, Portland has a decent bench and it’s going to come into play here. I like the Blazers to get a lift from Stauskas, Curry, Collins and win this game.
NBA Betting Trends:
- HOU are 10-1-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall.
- Under is 8-1 in HOU last 9 vs. NBA Northwest.
- POR are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Sat. games.
- POR are 29-13 ATS in their last 42 home games.
- Under is 11-5 in POR last 16 home games.
Free Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers NBA Prediction: Blazers straight-up.
I’m hopeful to even get a point, or two. I like Portland on the money, though.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: UNDER 216½
NBA Free Score Prediction: Houston 99 – Portland 108
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