Free NBA Pick: Rockets vs Trailblazers NBA Odds
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(51-23) Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trailblazers (36-38)
Date: Thursday March 30
Time: 10:30 PM EST
Venue: Moda Center Portland, OR
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Rockets -1
NBA Betting Total: 228.5
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The Rockets had been hot winners of 4 straight, but they lost their last game to the Golden State Warriors. It is set for Houston in the playoff picture, as they are in the 3rd spot in the Western Conference 6 games back of the Spurs and 5.5 games up on the Jazz.
The Blazers are now the hot team winning 4 in a row and7 of their last 8 games. With their solid play as of late they are now in the 8th spot in the West overtaking the Nuggets, who they beat in their last game.
In their last games the Blazers beat the Nuggets 122-13 and the Rockets lost to the Warriors 113-106.
This season the Rockets rank 2nd in the league in points per game and 25th in points allowed.
Looking at the stats it is hard to believe the Rockets only lost to the Warriors by 7 points in their last game. Houston only shot 38.8% from the floor and 16.1% from behind the 3-pt line while Golden State shot 51.1% and 26.8% from deep.
James Harden and Lou Williams combined for 41 points in the loss to the Warriors, but were only 10/34 from the floor and they combined to miss 13 of their 14 3-pointers.
Harden leads the loaded Rockets, who have 6 players that are averaging over 11 ppg, and while he may not miss any games he is dealing with a wrist injury.
Houston has beaten Portland in the 2 matchups this season winning by 17 points and 16 points respectively.
The Rockets are 10-3-1ATS in their last 14 games facing the Blazers in Portland.
This season the Rockets are 23-13 on the road.
The Blazers rank 7th in the league in points per game and 26th in points allowed.
In their big win over the Nuggets in their last game the Blazers shot 49.5% from the floor and Denver shot 46.3%. Portland broke the game open in the 3rd quarter outscoring the Nuggets by 8 points and they forced 12 turnovers in the game.
In the Denver game Jusuf Nurkic had a career-high going for 32 points and he grabbed 16 rebounds and CJ McCollum went off for 39 points
Portland needed big games from these guys, as leading scorer for the season Damian Lillard went for 19 points, which is 7 points less than his season average, on 7/19 shooting.
Containing Harden will be key for the Blazers and in their 2 losses to the Rockets this season he had a triple-double in the first game and 38 points and 10 assists in the 2nd one.
The Blazers are 20-15 at home this season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- HOU is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games.
- HOU is 17-5 ATS in their last 22 games following a straight up loss.
- HOU is 23-11 ATS in their last 34 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- PORT is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- PORT is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win.
- PORT is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
Free Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Prediction:
The Blazers have won 4 in a row, but none of the wins came against teams that have a winning record.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Rockets -1
The Rockets have schooled the Blazers twice this season and while that maynot happen in this game they will win and cover.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Houston 125 Portland 119
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