Portland Trail Brazers (4-2) vs Houston Rockets (1-4)Date : 10/30/2018
Time : 8:00 PM ET
Location : Toyota Center
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Portland Trail Brazers vs Houston Rockets
The Rockets will close out their three-game homestand against the Blazers they have only won one game out of four to start the season and are coming off a blowout loss against the Clippers while the Blazers were able to take down the Pacers. Game tips off at 8:00 PM ET.
Portland Trail Brazers's Latest Performance :
The Blazers are coming off a win against the Pacers and will wrap up their four-game road trip against the Rockets. Lillard followed up a season-high 42 points with a 16 points effort against the Pacers. Zach Collins had another strong game in Monday’s 103-93 win over the Pacers, scoring 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting. He continues to impress it is just a matter of time we will see Zach in the starting lineup with Nurkic struggling offensively at the moment. I expect the Blazers backcourt to put up big numbers against the Rockets as they are playing without James Harden. CJ McCollum has been effective from beyond the arc this season, sinking 40.6% of his three-point attempts. The Blazers will look to end this road trip on a positive note.
Houston Rockets's Latest Performance :
The Rockets are coming off a blowout loss against the Clippers as they will look to bounce back against the Blazers. They have lost three consecutive games because of their poor defense. It is still early in the season so the Rockets have a lot of time to make up ground. Carmelo Anthony led the way offensively with a 24 point effort in that one. The 34-year old power forward is playing well, scoring a combined 46 points in his last two games, and he is averaging 14.2 points on the season. I expect Chris Paul to play better after struggling after his suspension shooting 3-for-13 from the floor with 12 points. The Rockets will still be without their leader James Harden who is set to make his return on Friday against the Nets. He is dealing with a hamstring injury.
How Portland Trail Brazers & Houston Rockets Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
Trail Blazers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games.
Against The Spread Selection: Portland Trail Blazers 3.5
My reason for the pick :
The Blazers should be able to beat the Rockets on the road as the Rockets continue to start the season. The Rockets are also playing without their star player Harden so it will be hard for them to generate offense. The Houston defense is struggling in a big way. They gave up 133 points against the Clippers in their last game. For the Blazers, Lillard and McCollum will have a huge game scoring left and right in this one.
Go with the Blazers.
Betting trends for Portland Trail Brazers:
- Trail Blazers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games.
Betting trends for Houston Rockets:
- Rockets are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall.