Trail Blazers vs. Rockets Prediction
Will bettors cash the over on Wednesday night when the Portland Trail Blazers visit the Houston Rockets at 8:00 p.m. ET?
WHO ODDSMAKERS LIKE: Houston. According to oddsmakers, the Rockets are 8.5-point home favorites to beat the Trail Blazers, who opened as 9-point road underdogs before the line dropped. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 215 but was bet down to 214.
WHO PUBLIC BETTORS LIKE: Houston. As of this writing, 52% of betting tickets are on the Rockets to cover the spread but 66% of the money for this game is on the Trail Blazers.
INJURY REPORT: For the Blazers, Damian Lillard is questionable with a calf injury while CJ Wilcox (knee) is out. On the other side, James Harden (hamstring) is still sidelined for the Rockets while Nene (knee) is questionable) and Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) is out.
OUR PREDICTION: The over is 13-3 in the last 16 meetings between these two teams in Houston and 21-7 in the last 28 meetings overall. The over is also 4-1 in the Trail Blazers’ last five games overall, are 5-1 in their last six games following a win, and is 16-5 in their last 21 games against opponents with a winning record. On the other side, the over is a perfect 7-0 in the Rockets’ last seven home games, is 11-5-1 in their last 17 games overall, and is 9-1 in their last 10 conference games.
WEDNESDAY NBA PREDICTION: TRAIL BLAZERS/ROCKETS OVER 214