Written and authored by National Basketball Association Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball Betting news and notes. NBA Premium Predictions have been winning at a 73.5% rate and will continue through the 2016 NBA Finals in June 2016. The (24-27) Portland Trailblazers of the Western Conference Northwest Division will be in “SPACE CITY” for a Conference matchup. Portland will take on the (27-25) Houston Rockets of the Western Conference Southwest in 2016 NBA action. The teams will play at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Tip-Off time is at 5:00 PM EST. The game is on Saturday, February 6th, 2016. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Portland coaching staff and management is doing an excellent job of keeping the team engaged this season. The franchise lost high-profile players in the offseason. The Houston Rockets are struggling this season after making it to the Western Conference finals in 2015. The Opening Betting Line has Houston as a five -point Home Favorite Against The Spread. The Betting Odds Total is 217′ for Saturday’s game.
The 2016 Portland Trailblazers won five in a row before getting derailed at home against Toronto on February, 4th. Portland will travel to Memphis before returning home to face the Rockets again on the 10th of this month. The Trailblazers are third in the division, fourteen games behind first-place Oklahoma City. Fans in “RIP CITY” are watching their designated team play with a toughness few thought they are capable. Head Coach Terry Stotts knows it is going to be a long shot for his team to make the postseason. There is a chance if they stick to the defensive mindset implemented by the staff on a recent five-game win streak. It was not there in Thursday night’s home loss to Toronto. Portland ranks 14th in the NBA scoring the basketball. Defensively the Trailblazers allow the opposition 102.3ppg, 18th overall in the league. Starting Point Guard Damian Lillard scores a team-high twenty-four points and a little over seven assists per contest. Center Mason Plumlee is a pleasant surprise with his rebounding and shot blocking ability.
The Houston Rockets are next to last in their division. Houston is a franchise in disarray at the present moment. The Rockets lost three straight before responding with two straight up victories over Miami and at Phoenix. Trade rumors involving Center Dwight Howard are slowing down. Management recently to the press that the All-Star will remain in Houston. Forward Terrance Jones, recently involved in an accident traffic status is uncertain for Saturday’s contest. Jones is alright, but medical professionals are keeping a close eye on the former Kentucky Wildcats star. The Rockets are one of the highest-scoring team in the league. Defensively the Rockets rank 28 out of thirty teams. Interm head coach J.B. Bickerstaff is 23-18 since taking over for Kevin McHale. Shooting Guard James Harden scores a team-high 27.7ppg and dishes out 7.1 assists. Howard leads the team in rebounds and shot blocks.
Portland is 5-2 Against The Point Spread their last seven in “H-TOWN”.
The Betting Odds Over The Total are 16-5 the last twenty-one between the teams.
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