Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers: 1/28/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 28, 2021

The Houston Rockets (7-9) are 4-point favorites as they look to build on a three-game win streak when they host the Portland Trail Blazers (9-7) on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Toyota Center. The contest airs at 7:30 PM ET on TNT.

Betting Information

Rockets vs Trail Blazers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Rockets -4 -115 -105
Place a bet on Houston Rockets or the Portland Trail Blazers for Thursday’s game.

Head to Head

Portland has won six of its last 10 head-to-head meetings with Houston. The Trail Blazers have an advantage against the spread as well (3-2) when taking on the Rockets.

Rockets vs Trail Blazers in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
12/26/2020 Trail Blazers Trail Blazers -8 225.5 -335 267 Regular Season 128-126 POR
8/4/2020 Rockets Trail Blazers -3 244.5 -158 132 Regular Season 110-102 POR
1/29/2020 Rockets Trail Blazers -5 242 -207 170 Regular Season 125-112 POR
1/15/2020 Rockets Rockets -8.5 236.5 -414 321 Regular Season 117-107 POR
11/18/2019 Rockets Rockets -7.5 231 -333 266 Regular Season 132-108 HOU
1/5/2019 Trail Blazers Regular Season 110-101 POR
12/11/2018 Rockets Regular Season 111-104 HOU
10/30/2018 Rockets Regular Season 104-85 POR
4/5/2018 Rockets Regular Season 96-94 HOU
3/20/2018 Trail Blazers Regular Season 115-111 HOU
  • 8/4/2020 DNP – Rockets: Eric Gordon
  • 1/29/2020 DNP – Trail Blazers: Jusuf Nurkic
  • 1/15/2020 DNP – Trail Blazers: Jusuf Nurkic
  • 11/18/2019 DNP – Rockets: Eric Gordon; Trail Blazers: Jusuf Nurkic
  • Rockets Betting Information

    • Houston has covered in just seven of 16 matchups this season.
    • When favored by at least 4 points, the Rockets have struggled to a 1-2 record ATS this season.
    • Houston has more often than not combined with its adversaries to fall short of the total, doing so 5 times in 16 contests (31.2%).
    Bet on the Houston Rockets to win the NBA Championship.

    Trail Blazers Betting Information

    • Portland has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its contests, going 6-10 ATS.
    • When they are at least 4-point underdogs, the Trail Blazers have a record ATS of 5-6.
    • Portland has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 50% of matchups this year (8 out of 16 contests).
    Bet on the Portland Trail Blazers to win the NBA Championship.
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    Rockets Leaders

    • Christian Wood leads the Rockets in points and rebounds. He contributes 23.5 points per game while also adding 10.8 rebounds.
    • Houston’s assists leader is John Wall, who averages 5.4 per game.
    • The Rockets are led by Victor Oladipo from long distance. He knocks down 2.8 shots from deep per game.
    • Houston’s blocks leader is Wood, who records 1.8 per game. Oladipo leads the team averaging 1.8 steals a contest.

    Trail Blazers Leaders

    • The Trail Blazers go-to guy, Damian Lillard, leads the team in both scoring (28.7 points per game) and assists (7.0 assists per game).
    • Enes Kanter collects all of the boards and is the Portland leader in rebounds, getting 10.0 per game.
    • CJ McCollum makes more threes per game than any other member of the Trail Blazers, cashing in 4.8 treys per game.
    • Nobody on Portland grabs more steals than Robert Covington (1.4 per game) or blocks more shots than Jusuf Nurkic (0.9 per game).
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