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Betting odds: Portland Trail Blazers at Houston Rockets
- Spread: Rockets -6.5
- Over/Under: 220
- Time: 8 p.m. ET
- TV channel: NBA TV
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The disappointing 11-14 Rockets will host the 15-11 Trail Blazers on Tuesday night as 6.5-point favorites. Do the Rockets deserve to have a spread that high? Our analysts discuss.
Betting Trends to Know
For the third time this season, the Rockets have lost three straight games straight-up and against-the-spread. Over the past decade, Mike D’Antoni-coached teams are just 18-25-2 (41.9%) ATS on at least a three-game SU and ATS losing streak, making him the third-least profitable NBA coach in this spot over that span.
Dating back to 2010, D’Antoni is 12-24-2 (33.3%) ATS when on a three-game SU and ATS losing streak, losing bettors 12.6 units. When he’s been listed as a favorite over that span, his teams are 6-17 (26.1%) ATS, failing to cover by 4.4 points per game. — Evan Abrams
Locky: Which Team I Like Tonight
It’s amazing the credit that Houston still gets in the betting market sometimes, despite the fact that it’s already December and the team just hasn’t been very good.
The Rockets have lost seven of their past nine games, failed to cover in eight of 10 and just completed an abominable three-game, win-less road trip. So naturally, with the Blazers coming to town, the Rockets opened -6 and got bet to -6.5.
Some things with the Rockets point to positive regression.