7* Friday NBA POR/HOU
Portland vs. Houston,
02/08/2013 20:00 EDT,
Score: 102 - 118
Total: -102/+211½ Over
Portland & Houston over 211
The Houston Rockets host the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday. Houston is coming off a 114-108 loss to Miami, while Portland dropped their last game against Dallas, 105-99.
The Rockets are averaging 122.7 points per game over their last three home contests. The last time they saw their home floor, the team matched an NBA-record with 23 three-pointers.
Houston is tops in the league in pace of play with 98.8 offensive possessions per game and ranks second in the NBA in scoring on the season with 105.8 points per contest. They've played over the total in three of their last four games.
The Trail Blazers have picked up their pace of late, playing over the total in four of their last five games, averaging 102.5 points per game in those four games.
A couple stars will look to pad their stats on this night. James Harden put up 53 points in two meetings with the Trail Blazers this season, while LaMarcus Aldridge compiled 56 points in those two games. Harden is averaging 25.7 points over his last seven games, and Aldridge is averaging 22.7 points over his last six contests.
The over is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these teams at the Toyota Center. Take the OVER.
Good Luck, Razor Ray
7* Play on Portland & Houston over 211