Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers: August 4, 2020 NBA Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on August 5, 2020

On Tuesday (August 4, 2020), the Houston Rockets (42-24) are currently 4.5-point favorites over the Portland Trail Blazers (30-38). The game has a point total of 244. The battle between these two squads at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida is one of six contests on the docket in the NBA for the day. Tip-off is scheduled for 9:00 PM ET.

Betting Information

Rockets vs Trail Blazers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Rockets -4.5 -110 -110 244 -110 -110

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Rockets vs Trail Blazers
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Trail Blazers (+4.5) Under (244) Rockets 117 Trail Blazers 114

Head to Head

Portland has come out on top in two of its three head-to-head matchups against Houston this season. The Trail Blazers also hold a 2-1 advantage against the spread when matched up with the Rockets.

Rockets vs Trail Blazers in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
1/29/2020 Rockets -5 242 -207 170 125-112 POR
1/15/2020 Rockets -8.5 236.5 -414 321 117-107 POR
11/18/2019 Rockets -7.5 231 -333 266 132-108 HOU

Rockets Betting Information

  • Houston and its opponents have reached the over/under in just 27 of 66 games this season (40.9%).
  • Houston has covered in just 31 of 66 matchups this season.
  • The Rockets have struggled to cover, going just 20-24 ATS when favored by at least 4.5 points.

Trail Blazers Betting Information

  • Portland has a losing record against the spread, going 28-38-2 ATS (covering just 41.2% of the time).
  • When they are at least 4.5-point underdogs, the Trail Blazers have not fared well, going 9-14-1 against the spread.
  • Portland has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 54.4% of matchups this year (37 out of 68 opportunities).

Over/Under Analysis

Rockets vs Trail Blazers Total Facts
Games Over Total % Over Total Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Rockets 12 18.2% 118.7 232.9 114.9 230.6 233.6
Trail Blazers 15 22.1% 114.2 232.9 115.7 230.6 229.9

Rockets Leaders

  • James Harden leads the Rockets in scoring (34.4 points per game) and assisting (7.4 assists per game).
  • Houston is led in rebounds by Russell Westbrook’s 8.1 per game.
  • Harden makes 4.4 threes per game to lead the Rockets.
  • Houston’s steals leader is Harden, who collects 1.8 per game. Robert Covington leads the team averaging 1.3 blocks a game.

Trail Blazers Leaders

  • The Trail Blazers go-to guy, Damian Lillard, leads the team in both scoring (28.9 points per game) and assists (8.0 assists per game).
  • Hassan Whiteside collects all of the boards and is the Portland leader in rebounds, grabbing 13.9 per game.
  • Lillard makes more threes per game than any other member of the Trail Blazers, averaging 3.9 treys per game.
  • Nobody on Portland grabs more steals than Lillard (1.0 per game) or blocks more shots than Whiteside (3.0 per game).

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