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2021 NBA Handicapping
(5-7) Portland Blazers vs. Houston Rockets (1-10)
Date: Friday, November 12th
Time: 08:00 PM (ET)
Venue: Toyota Center Houston, Houston, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: Blazers -240 Rockets 200 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Blazers -6.5 Rockets 6.5
NBA Betting Total: 223.5
Last year, the Rockets and Trail Blazers met up for three contests, with the series falling in favor of Portland 2-1. Combined, Blazers outscored Houston 369-359.
The largest margin of victory came with Portland winning game 3, 140-219.
The Portland Blazers enter today’s game having lost 2 straight games. As of late, the Blazers have really struggled to pick up wins, having won just 4 of their past 10 games
As the road team, Portland ravels to Houston with a negative plus-minus of rating -12.2 points.
Overall the Blazers are ranked 14th among NBA teams in point differential (1.6). Among NBA teams they have played the 7th toughest schedule.
For bettors, taking the Portland Blazers to cover the spread has been a losing bet as they are covering the spread in 33.30%% of their games. Their season-long plus-minus against the spread is -1.2.
On offense, the team’s leading scorer is SG CJ McCollum. So far, McCollum is averaging 21.0 points per game. This output places him 6th in his position group.
The Blazers’ best three-point shooter has been CJ McCollum, connecting on 3.33 shots from downtown per game.
Jusuf Nurkic has been in charge of cleaning up the glass, hauling in 11.5 boards per game.
The Houston Rockets enter today’s game having lost 9 straight games. This is part of a larger trend of winning just 1 of their past 10 games.
So far, the team head played the 15th toughest schedule. As they take on the Blazers at home, the Rockets have a negative home plus-minus of -4.0 points.
Overall the Rockets are ranked 26th among NBA teams in point differential (-7.9).
Despite their disappointing record, the team has covered the spread in 50.00% of their games. Their season-long plus-minus against the spread is 0.2.
On offense, the team’s leading scorer is PF Christian Wood. So far, Wood is averaging 17.73 points per game. Wood is also the teams leading rebounder, pulling down 11.55 boards per game.
The Rockets’ best three-point shooter has been Eric Gordon, connecting on 2.22 shots from downtown per game.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Trail Blazers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- Trail Blazers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss.
- Rockets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss.
- Rockets are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog.
- Under is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.
Free Portland Blazers vs. Houston Rockets NBA Prediction
In this game, I recommend taking Houston to keep this game closer than the spread of 6.5 points. I am also looking for this game to go over its line of 223.5 points.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Houston Rockets ML
Both the Blazers and the Rockets come into this game looking to play an up-tempo style of basketball. This has a greater benefit for Portland who wins 62% of their contests with other fast-paced teams.
A key reason why I think this game ends up closer than expected is Portland’s tendency to allow a lot of scoring to bad offensive teams. Hoston makes up for their lack offensive efficiency by maximizing opportunities. However, in this game, they should score at a higher rate than normal.
When playing bad defensive teams, Portland wins at a rate of 79%. However, they win by a margin of only 5 points. Just inside this game’s spread of 6.5.
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