Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trailblazers 11/27/16 – Game Preview

houston-rocketsHouston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers

When: Sunday, November 27, 2016

Time: 9:00 p.m. EST

The Houston Rockets have won four of their last five games heading into a road date with the Portland Trail Blazers at the Moda Center on Sunday evening. Houston bounced back from a recent loss to Toronto by defeating Sacramento on Friday. The Trail Blazers have dropped five of their last seven contests but are coming off a Friday victory over New Orleans.

Betting Trends:

The Houston Rockets are:

  • 4-1 Over in their last five overall
  • 35-16 Over in their last 51 games against the Northwest Division
  • 20-7 Over in their last 27 games against Portland

The Portland Trail Blazers are:

  • 18-7 Over in their last 25 overall
  • 10-1 Over in their last 11 home games
  • 16-5 Over in their last 21 games against the Western Conference

Sunday’s contest pits the NBA’s fourth- and fifth-highest scorers against each other in Harden and Lillard. Harden also leads the league with 12.4 assists per outing as he attempts to become the first player since 1972-73 to top the list in both categories. Portland (109.4 points per game) and Houston (108.5) are the fourth- and fifth-highest scoring teams in the NBA. The Rockets prevailed 126-109 on Nov. 17 in the first of three meetings this season as Harden delivered 26 points, 14 assists, and 12 rebounds. The over is 4-1 in the Rockets’ last five overall and 35-16 in their last 51 against the Northwest Division. It is also 18-7 in the Trail Blazers’ last 25 overall, 10-1 in their last 11 at home, and 16-5 in their last 21 against the Western Conference. Additionally, the over is 20-7 in the last 27 meetings between the two teams and 8-2 in Houston’s last 10 trips to Portland. Look for this one to go over the total.

Our Pick: Over Point Total