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(22-4) Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers (17-8)
Saturday, December 9 finds a Western and Eastern Conference foes entering their eighth week of play in the 2017-18 regular season for the Boston Celtics and San Antonio Spurs.
Last season the Rockets and Trail Blazers would play each other three times with the Rockets winning the series two games to one. For the all-time series, the Houston Rockets hold the record with 105-84 against the Trail Blazers.
The Houston Rockets are one of the hottest teams in the NBA thanks to the performance of James Harden. In their recent win against the Utah Jazz, the Rockets secured their eighth win in a row as Harden would score 29 points. Even though it was a great night for Harden, the whole team is looking good.
The Rockets are one of the best offensive teams, but have improved their defense quite a bit the past couple of games. The Rockets are looking like a true championship team right now.
With new addition of Chris Paul, he sure is enjoying his time in Houston as he recorded another double double in the win against the Jazz. Nobody has seen to even try and stop the Rockets as they are on a roll.
Portland Trail Blazers
Well, things could be better for the Portland Trail Blazers as I recently wrote about how they were killing it on their recent three game winning streak, but things have changed since that time. Now the Blazers are riding a three game losing streak which saw losses against the Bucks, Pelicans and the Wizards.
They now hold a 13-11 record for the season as they sit fifth in the conference. If the Blazers really want to turn their season around, a huge win against the Rockets could be on their next to do list.
In their recent loss, Jusuf Nurkic was sent to the locker room with a right ankle injury as he might not be able to go in this one. However, Damian Lillard should enjoy the spotlight as he almost had a triple-double in the loss. Can Lillard out perform Harden Saturday night?
NBA Betting Trends:
- Houston are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Rockets are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 road games.
- Rockets are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference.
- Portland are 3-12-2 ATS in their last 17 home games.
- Trail Blazers are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss.
- Trail Blazers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points.
Free Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers NBA Prediction
With the recent injuries to this Trail Blazers team, I would stay away from them as the Rockets are looking extremely good right now.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Houston -9
Even though this may seem like a large slate for the Rockets, it should be no problem as Harden will put on a show once again.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Houston 107 – Portland 94
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