Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets Odds & Info
|Game||Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets|
|Date & Time||Tuesday August 4, 2020, 9:00 PM (EDT)|
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Orlando, FL
HOU -4.5 ; Total 244
The Houston Rockets look for their third consecutive victory since returning from the covid-19 break when playing the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday. On Sunday, the Rockets defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 120-116 and moved to within one game of the third-place Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference standings. Russell Westbrook led the Rockets in scoring with 31 points but big stops on defense late by the Rockets against Giannis Antetokounmpo were the difference.
James Harden is leading Houston in scoring and assists with averages of 34.4 points and 7.4 assists per game. Point guard Russell Westbrook is the second leading scorer and leading rebounder with averages of 27.6 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. Houston has seven players averaging double-figures in scoring.
Portland was dealt a blow to its postseason hopes following a 128-124 loss on Sunday to the Boston Celtics. Portland Trails the eighth place Memphis Grizzlies by 2 ½ games with six games to play. Damian Lillard scored 30 points and handed out 16 assists for Portland in the loss while Jusuf Nurkic chipped in with 30 points in just his second game back from his March 2019 broken leg.
Damian Lillard is leading Portland in scoring and assists with averages of 28.9 points and 8.06 per game. The fourth leading scorer and leading rebounder is Hassan Whiteside with averages of 16.0 points and 13.9 rebounds per game. The second leading scorer is Yusuf Nurkic with an average of 24.0 points per game.
Recent Betting Trends
- Houston is 2-5 ATS in its last 7
- The UNDER has cashed in 9 of the Rockets last 13
- Portland is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 versus Southwest division opponent
- The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Trail Blazers last 5
Free NBA Pick:
Houston is playing very well at the moment and will win this matchup on Tuesday, but the play here is OVER. The OVER has cashed in four of Portland's last five and in 10 of the Trailblazers last 12 versus an opponent from the Western Conference. Houston has seen the OVER cash in each of its first two seeding games in the restart. Final Score Prediction, Houston Rockets win but our best play is OVER 126-122.