Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets - 11/27/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Rockets (10-6) at Portland Trail Blazers (9-9)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers square off Sunday night in a NBA matchup at the Moda Center.
The Houston Rockets look to keep the ball rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 108.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 104.9 points on 45.9 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 28.3 points and 12.4 assists while Eric Gordon is averaging 14.9 points and 3.1 rebounds. Trevor Ariza is the third double-digit scorer and Ryan Anderson is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have won five of their last seven road games.
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The Portland Trail Blazers look for back-to-back victories to get a game above a .500 record. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 109.4 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 112.8 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 28.3 points and 5.3 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 22 points and 3.8 rebounds. Maurice Harkless is the third double-digit scorer and Mason Plumlee is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won four of their last five home games.
The Rockets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Rockets are 9-3-1 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Portland and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
Two offensive powerhouses and two teams that struggle defensively, the over may be worth a look here. In terms of picking a side, I like the Trail Blazers at home. Portland is tough to beat in the Moda Center and plays its best ball there by far. The home team has also won seven of the last 10 games between the Rockets and Trail Blazers. In a toss-up game, I like the Trail Blazers to get the victory.