Basketball Bets – Houston Rockets at Portland Trail Blazers

February 19th, 2024 Live NBA Betting Lines

Basketball bets should be popular on Thursday night as the Portland Trail Blazers host the Houston Rockets in a nationally televised game on TNT. Both teams are in back-to-back situations according to the basketball betting schedule.  The Rockets are in the first game of a back-to-back as they are at the Clippers on Friday while the Blazers are on the back half as they played last night at Utah.

Basketball lines could be more popular on Houston simply because of the scheduling situation.  The Blazers have the home court edge but the Rockets have the travel edge according to experts that make basketball lines.  There is not much of an edge according to the basketball betting pointspread.  Houston is 7-3 straight up in the last ten meetings between the two teams but against the basketball betting line they are only 5-5.  This series has been one of streaks according to experts that make basketball lines.  The Rockets have won the last three games at Portland after losing the previous two according to basketball betting stats.  Last year the Rockets won and covered both meetings at Portland for gamblers making basketball bets.  They won 89-79 and 95-86 for gamblers making basketball lines on Houston.

Gamblers making basketball lines on the total should know that three of the last four games between the two teams have gone under the basketball betting line.  Three of the last five meetings at Portland have gone under the basketball betting total.

Before the season began many experts making basketball bets were considering the Blazers as possible playoff contenders.  Some gamblers making basketball bets are now rethinking that position since Greg Oden was injured yet again.  There is no argument on the other side though as most everyone making basketball bets believes the Rockets will make the playoffs and make a serious playoff run.  The addition of Ron Artest has made the Rockets a serious contender in the West according to experts that make basketball bets.  A combination of Artest, Tracy McGrady and Yao Ming can match up with most teams in the NBA.

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