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Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 11/18/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Portland Trail Blazers (4-8) at Houston Rockets (4-7)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)

The Line: Houston Rockets -6-- Over/Under: 210 See the Latest Odds


The Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets meet Wednesday night at the Toyota Center.

The Portland Trail Blazers need a big road win to snap a six-game losing streak. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 100.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 102.9 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 25.3 points and 7.1 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 20.4 points and 2.9 assists. Mason Plumlee is grabbing eight rebounds and Al-Farouq Aminu is dishing 1.9 assists. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.2 percent from downtown but are still getting just 25.2 points from their bench. The Trail Blazers have combined for just 174 points in their last two games. Five of the Tail Blazers eight losses have come on the road.

Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 11/18/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Houston Rockets also need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Houston Rockets are averaging 100.8 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 108.5 points on 47 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 27.3 points and 5.8 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 15 points and 12.6 rebounds. Terrence Jones is grabbing 5.8 rebounds and Ty Lawson is dishing 5.6 assists. The Houston Rockets are shooting just 29 percent from deep and are averaging 16 turnovers. I’ve said it before, the Rockets aren’t the same team that made the playoffs last season. Five of the Rockets seven losses have come on their home court. Patrick Beverley and Sam Dekker are questionable.

The Trail Blazers are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games following a ATS loss and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Rockets are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 17-8 ATS in their last 25 vs. NBA Northwest. The Trail Blazers are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings. 

Again I ask, are you really going to lay chalk with the Rockets? Houston is sloppy, does nothing but shoot threes and is hit or miss. I'm taking the points and anybody until the Rockets look more like an NBA team. 

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