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Houston Rockets at Portland Trail Blazers NBA Pick, Odds, Prediction - 4/27/14 Game Four

Houston Rockets (54-28) at Portland Trail Blazers (54-28)

NBA Basketball: Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 9:30 pm (Moda Center)

The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -2 -- Over/Under: 215.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSN Houston, KGW, TNT

The Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers play game four on Sunday night, and the Trail Blazers lead the series 2-1.

The Rockets won game three, 121-116 in overtime to pretty much save their season. In the win, the Rockets knocked down 12 threes and received 37 points from star shooting guard James Harden. It was certainly an improved offensive performance from a Rockets offense that is shooting just 42.9 percent from the field in their last five games. The Rockets are just 6-8 SU in their last 14 games when scoring 100 or more points, which proves defense is the main issue with this team. The Rockets are allowing teams to shoot 46.2 percent from the field in their last five games. The Houston Rockets are 41-42-2 ATS overall and 19-23 ATS on the road.

Houston Rockets at Portland Trail Blazers NBA Pick, Odds, Prediction - 4/27/14 Game Four

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The Trail Blazers made 10 threes and received 30 points from Damian Lillard, but it wasn’t enough in the game three loss. With the loss, the Trail Blazers drop to 12-1 SU in their last 12 games when topping 100 points. The Trail Blazers are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc in their last five games and averaging 115.8 points. LaMarcus Aldridge is shooting 51.9 percent in his last four games and has scored a combined 113 points in the first three games of this series. The Trail Blazers are holding teams to 31.4 percent from three in their last five games. The Portland Trail Blazers are 46-39 ATS overall and 19-23 ATS at home. 

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The Rockets are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss. The Rockets are 6-1-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Portland, while the road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

It seems like the Rockets figured out how to limit Aldridge a bit in game three, and I like the way the Rockets bounced back in a big way. I see the Rockets tying this series up on Sunday with another big performance from Harden and company. Take Houston and the points.

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Houston Rockets +2

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