Rockets vs. Trail Blazers Prediction
Will the Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers combine for enough points to push the betting total over tonight at 10:00 p.m. ET?
Who Oddsmakers Like: Houston. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Rockets are 9.5-point road favorites versus the Trail Blazers, who opened as 9-point home underdogs. The total, meanwhile, is sitting at 215 points after hitting the board at 211.
Who Public Bettors Like: As of Saturday morning, 62% of the tickets are on the Rockets and 75% of the money is on Houston as well.
Injury Report: Nene (eye) is probable for the Rockets, who don't have another player listed on their injury report as of this writing. The Trail Blazers, meanwhile, will be without Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) and CJ Wilcox (knee) and could be without Maurice Harkless (quad), who is questionable.
Who We Like: The over. The over is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings between these two teams in Portland and has cashed in 20 of the last 27 meetings. On the other side, the over is 16-5 in the Rockets' last 21 games versus a team with a winning record and has cashed in eight of their last 11 games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
On the other side, the over is 12-2 in the Trail Blazers' last 14 games coming off a double-digit loss at home, is 4-0 in their last four games coming off a loss of more than 10 points and is 15-4 in their last 19 games when facing an opponent with a winning straight up record.
SATURDAY NBA PREDICTION: ROCKETS/TRAIL BLAZERS OVER 215