Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 11/18/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Portland Trail Blazers at Houston Rockets

Monday, November 18, 2019 at 8:00 PM (Toyota Center)

EVEN

TV: NBATV

The Portland Trail Blazers travel to take on the Houston Rockets.  The Trail Blazers are (5-8), having beat the San Antonio Spurs 121-116 in their previous game.  The Rockets are (10-3), coming off a 125-105 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

In the win over the Spurs, the Trail Blazers were led in scoring by CJ McCollum.  McCollum totaled 32 points, 6 rebounds, and 7 assists in the win.  Portland was 42 of 93 from the floor, for 45%.  The Trail Blazers made 13 3-pointers compared to the Spurs 5.  The Trail Blazers out rebounded the Spurs, 48 to 43.  The Trail Blazers biggest lead was 23 points, while their biggest deficit was 15 points.  

During the Rockets win over the Timberwolves, Houston saw James Harden take control again.  Harden came one point shy of 50 for the game, totaling 49 points, 5 rebounds, and 6 assists.  The Rockets out scored the Timberwolves in every quarter.  The Rockets shot 46% from the floor and 39% from deep.  The Rockets made 7 more 3-pointers in the game then the Timberwolves.  The Rockets forced 18 turnovers defensively.

Recent Betting Trends:

Trail Blazers are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall.

Trail Blazers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs Southwest.

The over is 6-0 in trail Blazers last 6 Monday games.

Rockets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.

Rockets are 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 home games.

The under is 34-16-3 in Rockets last 53 overall.

The Rockets have won 7 of the last 10 meetings against the Trail Blazers.  Portland is 4-4 on the year on the road.  Both teams can light up the scoreboard from anywhere and both defense's rank in the lower third in points allowed.  Both teams are averaging over 112 per game.  With the amount of 3-point shooters that both teams have, I can see a high scoring game.  I'll be looking for the total to go over.  Final score prediction, Rockets win and the total goes over. 

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Chris’s Pick Over

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.