The Houston Rockets have made a habit of torching opposing defenses regularly this year, but they’ve especially feasted on the Portland Trail Blazers. The Rockets have averaged 128 points in two victories over Portland on the season and will look to complete the three-game sweep when they visit the Blazers in Oregon on Thursday. Sportsbooks opened the Trail Blazers as 1-point underdogs with a total of 228.5.
– Shark Bites
- The Rockets are 3-0 SU and ATS in their last three games against the Trail Blazers.
- The Trail Blazers are 7-2 SU in their last nine games after losing the previous game in a matchup.
- The Rockets are 7-1 SU in their last eight games against teams with losing records.
Portland has established itself as one of the hottest teams in the NBA in March, posting a 12-3 SU record while holding a one-game lead over the Denver Nuggets for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Portland recorded a 122-113 victory over the Nuggets on Tuesday which was spearheaded by Jusuf Nurkic, who scored a career-best 33 points and 16 rebounds against his old team.
MVP favorite James Harden has been dealing with a wrist injury of late but is still getting the job done on the stat sheet, as the veteran racked up his 20th triple-double of the campaign with 24 points, 13 assists and 11 boards vs the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday. Harden, who hasn’t missed a game all season, will play tonight but it’s quite clear he’s not 100 percent right now.
Going way back, the OVER is ridiculously hot in this series. The OVER has paid out in 18 of the last 22 matchups between the Rockets and Trail Blazers.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Houston Rockets listed as -1-point favorites earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 228.5 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 112-106 result in favor of the Trail Blazers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Portland Trail Blazers sport a record of 36-38 and 34-40 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Houston Rockets sit at 51-23 and 42-32 ATS on the NBA season. The OVER/UNDER totals betting records are 40-33-1 for the Portland Trail Blazers and 39-34-1 for the Houston Rockets. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Portland vs Houston injuries news.
This game pits the Portland Trail Blazers, currently No. 8 in the Odds – Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Houston Rockets, who rate No. 1 in the most recent survey update.
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Portland’s No. 12-rated NBA squad against Houston’s No. 10-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Portland rates No. 9 in the league with 10.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 1 with 14.53 per outing.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Houston got 24 points and 24 rebounds from James Harden in a losing cause in a 113-106 loss to Golden State on Tuesday at Toyota Center.
Portland got 39 points from C.J. McCollum en route to a 122-113 victory over Denver on Tuesday at Moda Center.
- Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- Houston is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
- Houston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston’s last 8 games on the road
- Portland is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
- Portland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland’s last 5 games
- Portland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Houston at Golden State, Friday, March 31st
Portland home to Phoenix, Saturday, April 1st