Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets 11/18/2019 Spread Odds and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets 11/18/2019 – The Portland Trail Blazers hope Saturday’s breakthrough win over the San Antonio Spurs will finally lead them to more victories. Looking to crush their momentum are the red-hot Houston Rockets – winner of seven games in a row. The latest odds on the Las Vegas betting line suggest another nip-and-tuck ballgame with the Rockets entering as 6.5-point home favorites.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets 11/18/2019
Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets 11/18/2019 Betting Odds
Portland Trail Blazers Betting
The Blazers’ slow start is one of the biggest surprises this season. Nobody expected the team that made it all the way to the Western Conference finals played this bad through the first four weeks of the season. Saturday’s 121-116 win over the Spurs showed a lot of characters from the Blazers, who rallied from a 15 point deficit after blowing an early 23-point lead. Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum connived for 54 points, while Hassan Whiteside recorded 21 points, 12 rebounds, and three blocks.
Players to Watch: Damian Lillard (29.8 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 6.8 APG), C.J. McCollum (21.0 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 3.4 APG), Hassan Whiteside (15.3 PPG, 12.2 RPG, 0.9 APG)
Houston Rockets Betting
Missing four of their five top scorers, the Houston Rockets leaned hard on James Harden and the superstar shooting guard delivered. The MVP contender dropped 49 points on 41 shots to push the Rockets past the Minnesota Timberwolves 125-105. Harden is averaging 43 points, 6.7 rebounds, 7.9 assists, and 2.3 steals during the seven-game winning streak.
Players to Watch: James Harden (39.5 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 7.8 APG), Russell Westbrook (21.0 PPG, 8.0 RPG, 6.8 APG), Clint Capela (13.4 PPG, 12.5 RPG, 1.1)
Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets 11/18/2019 Betting Numbers
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
Houston are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
Portland Trail Blazers
Jusuf Nurkic C Leg is out indefinitely
Gerald Green SG Foot is out indefinitely
Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets Betting Picks
The Rockets will be a heavy NBA Moneyline favorite against the Blazers now that Russell Westbrook and possibly Clint Capela will be rejoining James Harden on Monday. The Blazers, on the other hand, will need another explosion from their backcourt duo to weather the upcoming storm.
Moneyline: The Rockets are 5-1 SU at the Toyota Center and 9-3 SU as favorites.
ATS: Although the Rockets are the best bet for Moneyline, the Blazers might have a shot at an ATS win since their last three meetings had been competitive and mostly decided by a single digit.
TOTALs: The total for this game will go UNDER 233 points. The Blazers and the Rockets are averaging a combined 231 points per game this season. However, the average total in the three games between these two teams last season was 224 points.
Score Prediction: 113-108 Rockets