Free NBA Hoops Pick: Trail Blazers vs Rockets Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Portland Trail Blazers taking on the Houston Rockets on Saturday February 6 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Portland Trail Blazers (24-27) vs. Houston Rockets (27-25)
Date: Saturday February 6
Time: 5:00PM EST
Venue: Toyota Center – Houston, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Rockets -5
NBA Betting Total: 217 (Open 213.5)
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Portland is hanging in there this season. Their backcourt is high scoring and it has them on the bringe of the playoff picture in the West.
Houston with a few more wins already banked is just ahead of the Rockets in the playoff race making this a critical game for both sides.
Portland Trail Blazers
I have to admit that I had not seen much of Portland before their last game, a home loss to Toronto. teh one thing that really stands out about this group is that they really push the pace and they have a number of perimeter players you can score.
What also stands out is that they have nearly no balance, getting next to nothing from their inside personnel.
The backcourt of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum can light it up. I don’t think either is a great outside shooter but they can get in the lane and have the full range of in between tear drops and the like. Combined they average 45 points per game which is I think is second among backcourts to Golden State.
I also really like the game of Allen Crabbe off the bench but until they have at least one good option up front this team is not going to get much better.
The Rockets are coming into this one on a two game winning streak but this is one of the most inconsistent teams in the league. Mostly because beyond the Beard you do not know what you are going to get from night to night.
James Harden is having another MVP type season averaging 27/7/6. He may not be the most fundamentally sound player out there but his production is huge and he makes big shots. I love the guys.
Dwight Howard seems to have evolved into an elite level garbage man. They really don’t feature him that much but he has enough physical presence to hit the boards and get some points but his game does not complement Harden greatly.
It says a lot about this team that they wanted to get Josh Smith back in the fold. His numbers with the Rockets last year were alright but he has never been the missing piece of the puzzle.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 4-0 in Trail Blazers last 4 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Trail Blazers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss.
- Under is 6-1 in Trail Blazers last 7 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Rockets are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
- Over is 9-0 in Rockets last 9 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Over is 10-1 in Rockets last 11 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
Free NBA Prediction:
Portland is a nice dog in some situations and this could be one if they can get the pace the way they want.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: UNDER 217.5
An upset could definitely be on the menu.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Houston 103 – Portland 101
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