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Portland Blazers vs. Houston Rockets ATS Pick

Time: 8:00 PM EST Monday January 20, 2014, TNT

Location: Toyota Center Houston Texas

The Houston Rockets host the Portland Blazers in a Western Conference match up.

In their last games Portland beat the Dallas Mavericks 127-111 on the road as a 2 point favorite. Houston beat the Milwaukee Bucks 114 -104 at home as the 13.5 point betting choice.

In their last meeting 5 weeks ago on December 12, Portland beat Houston 111-104 at home as a 5 point favorite.

The Blazers come into this game riding a 5 game winning streak and will try to keep up with Spurs for have the best overall record in the league.

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Below are some key handicapping stats for this match-up with an against the spread pick from one of our professional sports handicappers.

These are 2 of the top scoring offensives in the league. The Blazers are 1st averaging 109.6 points per game and Houston is 5th with 105.1 PPG.

This season Houston is 16-6 at home and Portland is 15-5 on the road.

These 2 teams have gone Over the posted total in 5 of their 5 meetings and have a Over record of 5-1 in the last 6 games in Houston.

The road team has a 5-2-1 record against the spread in the last 8 meetings.

Houston is 7-2-1 against the spread in their last 10.

Betting Odds
Point Spread: Houston -2.5
Over/Under Total Line: 217.5
Moneyline: Blazers +120 / Rockets -140

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Portland Blazers: 31-9 SU / 24-16 ATS
Houston Rockets: 27-15 SU / 20-20-2 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• POR is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
• POR is 13-6 ATS in their last 19 road games.
• POR has an Over record of 11-2 in their last 13 games following a ATS win.
• HOU is 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
• HOU is 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 home games.
• HOU has an Over record of 4-0 in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning road record.

Sagarin Power Rankings
Portland Blazers: 96.81
Houston Rockets: 93.88

Key Player Injuries

PORTLAND
No injuries to report.

HOUSTON
[G] 01/20/2014 – Patrick Beverley Prob Monday (Hand)
[G] 01/18/2014 – Francisco Garcia Ques Monday (Knee)
[F] 01/19/2014 – Greg Smith Doub Monday (Knee)
[C] 01/18/2014 – Omer Asik Late Jan (Thigh)

Point Spread Pick

Surprisingly the Rockets just haven’t been that strong at home with a barely over .500 mark of 7-6 against the West. However, they have beaten the Trail Blazers in 3 of the last 4 meetings overall and may catch a Portland team who is a little full of themselves after road wins over the Spurs and Mavericks. Take the Houston Rockets -2.5 at and Lay -105 instead of -110 on this game!

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