NBA Betting Preview: Houston Rockets at Portland Trail Blazers

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This NBA betting preview of the Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers game is brought to you by SBG Global where the opening line was: Rockets  -  4.5  ,  Total  183

The Houston Rockets will try and bounce back from their first loss of the season as they travel to Portland on Thursday.  The Rockets lost against Boston 103-99 on Tuesday after opening the season at 3-0.  Houston is 87-71 against Portland all-time but they are only 36-42 all-time at Portland.  Last season the Rockets won at Portland 89-79 in January and 95-86 in April.  The Rockets have a different outlook this season with the addition of Ron Artest.  Now Houston has a big three of Tracy McGrady, Yao Ming and Artest.  The Trail Blazers have started the season slowly but they have proven to be very tough at home having already defeated San Antonio in their home opener.  Portland is in a bit of a tough spot in this game as they had to play last night in Utah while Houston was off.  SBG Global reports that early NBA betting has the public taking Rockets on the Road.

Houston has won six of the last seven meetings overall. The Rockets limited the Trail Blazers to 82 points per game last season.   Here are more NBA betting stats for Thursday's game.  The Rockets are 25-8-3 ATS in their last 36 Thursday games. The Rockets are 18-8-1 ATS in their last 27 games playing on 1 day of rest. The Rockets are 19-9 ATS in their last 28 road games. The Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.

The Trail Blazers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. the Southwest. The Trail Blazers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Trail Blazers are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games playing on no rest. The Trail Blazers are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. The Trail Blazers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games

SBG Global Current Line: Rockets  -  5  ,  Total  183            

The Under is 6-0 in the Rockets last 6 games playing on 1 day of rest. The Over is 5-0 in the Rockets last 5 Thursday games. The Over is 4-1 in the Rockets last 5 road games. The Under is 14-4 in the Rockets last 18 vs. the Northwest. The Under is 10-4 in the Rockets last 14 vs. the Western Conference. The Under is 13-4 in the Trail Blazers last 17 vs. the Southwest.

The Under is 11-5 in the Trail Blazers last 16 overall. The Under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings between the two teams.

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