Portland Trail Blazers (22-18) at Houston Rockets (28-11)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -9 -- Over/Under: 215 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Toyota Center.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for another victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 102.9 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 101.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 24.9 points and 6.3 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.3 points and 4.2 rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer and Shabazz Napier is dishing 2.2 assists. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have split their last six road games.
The Houston Rockets could use a feel good win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 114.9 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 107.1 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Eric Gordon is averaging 19.6 points and 2.6 assists while Chris Paul is averaging 17.5 points and 9.3 assists. Gerald Green is the third double-digit scorer and Clint Capela is grabbing 11.1 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have won 10 of their last 13 home games.
The Trail Blazers are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 road games, 10-3-2 ATS in their last 15 games playing on 0 days rest and 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Rockets are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the over is 21-7 in the last 28 meetings.
I'm assuming Damian Lillard isn't going to play in this game with this line being this big. Regardless, you have to like the Portland Trail Blazers. Napier has more than held his own as a starter, and Portland has actually been more consistent and played better basketball on the road this season. The Houston Rockets are in full struggle mode and have covered just two of their last 10 games. I have to side with the points here.