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Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers 8/4/2020 NBA Picks and Previews

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Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers 8-4-2020 NBA Picks and Previews

Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers 8/4/2020 – The Houston Rockets were able to slay a giant by defeating the Milwaukee Bucks in their last game. They will now try to advance further to the standings and they have the Portland Trail Blazers in their way. This NBA Western Conference matchup will happen this August 4, Tuesday and TNT will be airing the game live at 9:00 PM Eastern Time. Both teams will step inside the ESPN Wide World of Sports Arena in Reunion Florida and live stream will be available through NBA League Pass and SofaScore. Portland suffered another defeat but odds are not favoring them against the Rockets as seen by NBA Parlay.

Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers 8/4/2020

When: August 4, 2020 9:00 PM ET
Where: ESPN Wide World of Sports Arena, Reunion, Florida
TV: TNT
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers 8/4/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Houston Rockets -5 (-110) 224 u (-110) -200

Portland Trail Blazers
+5 (-110) 224 o (-110) +165
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Houston Rockets Betting

The Houston Rockets were able to take down the NBA’s standings leader Milwaukee Bucks in their last game, 120-116. Russell Westbrook was the team’s highest scorer as he finished with 31 points along with eight assists and six rebounds while James Harden chipped in with 24 points with seven assists, seven rebounds and six steals. Daniel House helped them by scoring 16 points, four rebounds and sank four three-point shots. Starting center Ryan Covington did 15 points, seven rebounds and three triples while P.J. Tucker had a bad shooting night but still had 11 points.

Players to watch: J. Harden SG GP 62 GS 62 MIN 36.9 PTS 34.6 OR 1 DR 5.4 REB 6.4 AST 7.4 STL 1.8 BLK 0.9 TO 4.4 PF 3.4 AST/TO 1.7 PER 28.78

R. Westbrook PG GP 54 GS 54 MIN 36.1 PTS 27.5 OR 1.8 DR 6.3 REB 8.1 AST 7 STL 1.7 BLK 0.3 TO 4.5 PF 3.6 AST/TO 1.6 PER 21.49

E. Gordon SG GP 34 GS 13 MIN 28.6 PTS 14.5 OR 0.2 DR 1.7 REB 1.9 AST 1.5 STL 0.6 BLK 0.4 TO 1.1 PF 2 AST/TO 1.4 PER 10.56.

Portland Trail Blazers Betting

The Portland Trail Blazers engaged in a high scoring battle against the Boston Celtics but were outgunned, 124-128. Damian Lillard had a very impressive night with 30 points, 16 assists and five three-pointers while Jusuf Nurkic also had 30 points to go along with nine rebounds, five assists and two steals. Gary Trent Jr. came off the bench and was accurate at the three sinking seven triples to finish with 21 points. Carmelo Anthony had an off night and he just had 13 points while CJ McCullum also was checked and he was still able to provide 17 points, eight rebounds and four assists.

Players to Watch: D. Lillard PG GP 59 GS 59 MIN 37 PTS 28.9 OR 0.5 DR 3.8 REB 4.3 AST 7.8 STL 1 BLK 0.4 TO 2.9 PF 1.7 AST/TO 2.7 PER 26.07

C. McCollum SG GP 63 GS 63 MIN 36.1 PTS 22.7 OR 0.7 DR 3.4 REB 4.1 AST 4.3 STL 0.8 BLK 0.6 TO 1.9 PF 2.6 AST/TO 2.3 PER 17.65

J. Nurkic C GP 1 GS 1 MIN 33 PTS 18 OR 2 DR 7 REB 9 AST 5 STL 2 BLK 6 TO 4 PF 6 AST/TO 1.3 PER 26.33.

Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers 8/4/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Houston Rockets

Houston are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games.
Houston are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games.
Rockets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against Portland.
Houston are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against Portland.

Portland Trail Blazers

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland’s last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Portland’s last 7 games against Houston.
Portland are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games at home.
Portland are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against Houston.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland’s last 8 games this season.

Injuries

Houston Rockets

T. Sefolosha SF (Personal) is out for season
E. Gordon SG (Ankle) is out indefinitely
B. Caboclo PF (Ankle) is OUT Sunday vs Milwaukee

Portland Trail Blazers

T. Ariza SF (Personal) is out for season
R. Hood SG (Achilles) is out indefinitely
J. Adams PG (Back) is “?” Sunday vs Boston

Head-to-Head
Houston Rockets Portland Trail Blazers
33-33 Against the Spread 28-37-3
29-37 Straight Up 38-29-1
118 Points per Game 114
114 Points Allowed per Game 115
45.38 Offensive FG% 46.24
78.84 Offensive FT% 80.12
34.89 Offensive 3PT% 37.43
46.19 Defensive FG% 45.25
76 Defensive FT% 77.28
34.88 Defensive 3PT% 37.84

Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers Betting Picks

Both teams boast an intense guard combo but the Rockets have two MVPs joining forces. The Rockets have been defeating top teams inside “The Bubble” and the struggling Blazers are going to be easier as compared to their last opponents. The safer bet according to Sports Gambling are the Rockets.

Moneyline: The ML handed to the Rockets for this game is -200 with the Blazers are at +165 if they pull an upset.

ATS: It is five points across the spread for both teams for this matchup as the Rockets own the -5 while the Blazers are on the other side with +5.

TOTALs: 224 is the total for this game with the Rockets going under and the Blazers are the team under.

Score Prediction: 120 – 118 Rockets