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Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets: Don Best NBA Odds & Trends for 12/26/2020

The Portland Trail Blazers (0-1) take the court as 7.5-point favorites against the Houston Rockets (0-0) on December 26, 2020. The point total for the matchup is 225.5.

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Trail Blazers vs. Rockets Betting Data

Trail Blazers vs Rockets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Trail Blazers -7.5 -110 -110 225.5 -110 -110

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Trail Blazers Betting Data

  • Portland failed to beat the spread more often than not last year, going 34-42-4.
  • The Trail Blazers' record against the spread as at least an 7.5-point favorite was above .500 at 5-3.
  • Portland hit the over the majority of the time last season, in 46 of 80 games (57.5%).

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Rockets Betting Data

  • Houston has a losing (37-45-1) record against the spread last season.
  • When the Rockets were at least 7.5-point underdogs, they were 10-17 against the spread.
  • Houston hit the over in just 38.6% of their games (32 of 83 games).

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Point Total Insights

  • In Portland's matchups last season, the Trail Blazers and their opponents went over Saturday's over/under of 225.5 points 46 times (57.5% of opportunities).
  • In 63.1% of Houston's games last season (53 of 84), the total points scored was greater than Saturday's 225.5-point over/under.
  • The 230 points per game these two teams surrendered to opponents on average last season are 4.5 more than the 225.5 over/under in this contest.
  • The Trail Blazers saw a 230.9 average over/under in their games last season, 5.4 points more than the over/under in this contest.
  • A difference of 4.6 points separates the average total points bet in Rockets' games (230.1 points) and this game's over/under (225.5 points).

Previous Matchups

Portland and Houston have won five games apiece in their last 10 meetings against each other, while the Trail Blazers perform better against the spread, accumulating a 3-1 record ATS in those contests against the Rockets.

Trail Blazers vs Rockets in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
8/4/2020 Rockets Trail Blazers -3 244.5 -158 132 Regular Season 110-102 POR
1/29/2020 Rockets Trail Blazers -5 242 -207 170 Regular Season 125-112 POR
1/15/2020 Rockets Rockets -8.5 236.5 -414 321 Regular Season 117-107 POR
11/18/2019 Rockets Rockets -7.5 231 -333 266 Regular Season 132-108 HOU
1/5/2019 - Trail Blazers - - - - Regular Season 110-101 POR
12/11/2018 - Rockets - - - - Regular Season 111-104 HOU
10/30/2018 - Rockets - - - - Regular Season 104-85 POR
4/5/2018 - Rockets - - - - Regular Season 96-94 HOU
3/20/2018 - Trail Blazers - - - - Regular Season 115-111 HOU
1/10/2018 - Rockets - - - - Regular Season 121-112 HOU
  • 8/4/2020 DNP -

    Rockets: Eric Gordon

  • 1/29/2020 DNP - Trail Blazers: Jusuf Nurkic
  • 1/15/2020 DNP - Trail Blazers: Jusuf Nurkic
  • 11/18/2019 DNP - Trail Blazers: Jusuf Nurkic;

    Rockets: Eric Gordon

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    Trail Blazers Players to Watch

    • James Harden scored 34.3 points and distributed 7.5 assists per game last season.
    • PJ Tucker pulled down 6.6 boards per game while also scoring 6.9 points a contest.
    • Harden hit an average of 4.4 shots per game from beyond the arc a season ago.
    • Harden averaged 1.8 takeaways per game, while Christian Wood compiled 0.9 rejections per contest.

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    Rockets Players to Watch

    • Harden scored 34.3 points per game last season to go with 7.5 assists.
    • Tucker averaged 6.6 boards per game in addition to his 6.9 PPG average.
    • Harden made 4.4 threes per game a season ago.
    • Harden averaged 1.8 takeaways per game, while Wood compiled 0.9 rejections per contest.

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    Injury Report

    Trail Blazers:

    Nassir Little: Out (Self Isolating),

    Zach Collins: Out (Ankle)

    Rockets:

    Chris Clemons: Out For Season (Achilles),

    DeMarcus Cousins: Out (Contract Tracing),

    John Wall: Out (Contract Tracing),

    Eric Gordon: Out (Health protocols),

    Mason Jones: Out (Health protocols),

    Ben McLemore: Out (Self Isolating),

    Kenyon Martin Jr.: Out (Self Isolating)

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