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Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets 11/18/2019 Spread Odds and Picks

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Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets 11-18-2019 Spread Odds and Picks

Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets 11/18/2019 – The Portland Trail Blazers hope Saturdayโ€™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 โ€“ 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

When: November 18, 2019 8:00 PM ET
Where: Toyota Center
TV: NBA TV
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets 11/18/2019 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Portland Trail Blazers +6.5 (-110) 233 o (-110) +220

Houston Rockets
-6.5 (-110) 233 u (-110) -260
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Portland Trail Blazers Betting

The Blazersโ€™ 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. Saturdayโ€™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

Trends

Portland Trail Blazers

Portland are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
Trail Blazers are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games.
Portland are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games against Houston.
Portland are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games on the road.
Trail Blazers are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston.
Portland are 4-9 SU in their last 13 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Portland are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Southwest division.
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Portland’s last 15 games played in November.

Houston Rockets

Houston are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 5 games.
Houston are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games against Portland.
Houston are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home.
Houston are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Portland.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston’s last 9 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Houston are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games played in November.

Injuries

Portland Trail Blazers

Jusuf Nurkic C Leg is out indefinitely
Zach Collins PF Shoulder is out indefinitely

Houston Rockets

Gerald Green SG Foot is out indefinitely
Nene Hilario C Abdominal is out indefinitely
Eric Gordon SG Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Clint Capela C Concussion is upgraded to probable Monday vs Portland
Danuel House Jr. SG Back is upgraded to probable Monday vs Portland

Head-to-Head
Portland Trail Blazers Houston Rockets
52-45-1 Against the Spread 47-43-3
52-45-1 Straight Up 43-46-4
113 Points per Game 113
110 Points Allowed per Game 108
44.2 Offensive FG% 43.99
82.45 Offensive FT% 78.36
35.59 Offensive 3PT% 33.77
44.08 Defensive FG% 45.48
80.75 Defensive FT% 74.83
33.9 Defensive 3PT% 35.07

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