Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets 01/15/2020 Odds Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets 01/15/2020 – The Portland Trail Blazers will be gunning for an equalizer against the Houston Rockets in their second meeting this season on Wednesday at Toyota Cener. The Blazers will be trying to avenge a 132-108 beat down they received from Houston last November 18. Houston enters the game as the prohibitive online betting favorites at -366 Moneyline and -8 across the spread.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets 01/15/2020
Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets 01/15/2020 Betting Odds
Portland Trail Blazers Betting
The Blazers snapped a two-game skid on Monday after defeating the Charlotte Hornets, 115-112. Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum combined for 57 points, and Carmelo Anthony provided all-around contributions with 17 points, 6 assists and 8 rebounds to fend off the Hornets at home.
Players to Watch: Damian Lillard (26.7 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 7.6 APG)
C.J. McCollum (21.7 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 3.8 APG)
Carmelo Anthony (16.2 PPG, 6.1 RPG, 1.2 APG)
Houston Rockets Betting
The Rockets captured their fourth win in five games with a dominant performance against the Minnesota Timberwolves, 139-109. Russell Westbrook and James Harden both flirted with triples-doubles in a game in which Houston shot 51 percent. Westbrook tallied 30 points, six rebounds and 10 assists, while Harden recorded 32 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists.
Players to Watch: James Harden (37.7 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 7.5 APG)
Clint Capela (14.5 PPG, 14.4 RPG, 1.2 APG)
Eric Gordon (12.6 PPG, 1.8 RPG, 1.2 APG)
Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets 01/15/2020 Betting Numbers
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games.
Houston are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games.
Portland Trail Blazers
Rodney Hood SG Achilles is out indefinitely
Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets Betting Picks
The Rockets are 7-3 in their last 10 games with key wins against the Nuggets and the Sixers. Houston has been pretty good against opponents with sub .500 records, and online bookmakers are high the Rockets can sustain their winning track against struggling teams his season.
Moneyline: Even with Westbrook sitting out for rest, the Rockets are a solid pick to win SU on Wednesday. Harden has proven time and time again that he can be a one-man wrecking crew on offense, which is something the Blazers are aware of after letting the beard drop 36 points in their last head-to-head outing.
ATS: The Rockets just blew by the Wolves by 20 points in their latest assignment. Back Houston (-8) to run up the score and end up with a double-digit win at the expense of the Blazers.
TOTALs: The Blazers and the Rockets combined for 240 points in their first game this season. The total for this game opened at 236. While the Rockets boast a high-powered offense and the Blazers’ aren’t shabby offensively as well, I doubt they can reproduce the same high-scoring game. I pick UNDER.
Score Prediction: 120 – 108 Rockets