Trail Blazers-Rockets Odds Preview

The Portland Trail Blazers and the Houston Rockets will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Toyota Center in Game 6 of their first-round playoff series.
Oddsmakers currently have the Rockets listed as 5-point favorites versus the Trail Blazers, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and seven rebounds as the Trail Blazers stifled the Rockets 88-77 in Game 5 of the series on Tuesday night.
Portland covered as 5-point home favorites as the game played under the 182-point total posted by sportsbooks.
Brandon Roy also scored 25 points for the Trail Blazers, who got 15 points and seven boards from Steve Blake in the payday.
Luis Scola led the way with 21 points and six rebounds for Houston, which leads the best-of-seven series 3-2.
Team records:
Portland: 54-28 SU, 46-36 ATS
Houston: 53-29 SU, 40-41-1 ATS
Portland most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Houston most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
After playing Portland are 7-3
After a loss are 9-1

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Portland’s last 5 games on the road
Portland is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Portland is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Portland’s last 8 games when playing on the road against Houston
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games at home
Houston is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing Portland

 

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