Rockets vs. Trail Blazers Prediction
Can the Rockets slow down the red-hot Trail Blazers when the two teams meet in Portland tonight at 10:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Trail Blazers are 2-point home underdogs for tonight's game against the visiting Rockets while the over/under has jumped to 230 after opening at 228.5.
Houston enters play tonight with a 7-3 record over its last 10 games and is 5-5 against the spread during that same stretch. The Rockets own a winning ATS record on the season at 42-32 and are 24-12 against the number on the road this year.
Portland, meanwhile, has won eight of its last 10 games and has been just as hot at the betting window, cashing in eight of those 10 games. The Trail Blazers are still just 34-40 against the number on the season and 17-18 against the spread at home this year.
OUR PREDICTION: The Rockets are 10-3-1 against the spread in their last 14 games against the Trail Blazers in Portland and the road team has cashed in 11 of the last 16 meetings between these two teams. The Rockets have also covered in six of their last seven road games and are a perfect 5-0 at the betting window in their last five road games versus a team with a winning record. Houston has also covered in 11 of its last 16 conference games.
THURSDAY NBA PREDICTION: HOUSTON ROCKETS -2