Free Pick on Portland Trailblazers -
Houston vs. Portland,
12/12/2013 22:30 EDT
Point Spread: -3/-110 Portland
This is a revenge game for Portland and I think they step up in a big way against the Rockets tonight. At 18-4 the Trailblazers have one of the best records in basketball, and I don't think the Rockets will be lucky enough to win two straight against them. Portland is averaging 106.2 points per game, so keeping pace with the Rockets high powered offense should be an easy task to accomplish.
This biggest advantage Portland has in this game is their defense. The Rockets are allowing 109.3 points per game on the road this season. Houston is just one game above .500 on the road, while Portland has a 9-2 record at home. The Trailblazers have held opponents to 99.9 points per game. The last time these teams met the Trailblazers were playing in a letdown spot coming off a big win over San Antonio. In this round two matchup they are playing on two days of rest after crushing the Jazz on Monday.
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