The Portland Trail Blazers (20-28) open a four-game road trip Friday when they take on the Houston Rockets (14-34). Tip-off is 8 p.m. ET at Toyota Center. Below, we look at the Trail Blazers vs. Rockets odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.
The Blazers are 6-15 on the road this season and have lost their last two games, both at home, but went 4-2 on their previous road trip. They are coming off a 132-112 loss to the Dallas Mavericks Wednesday.
The Rockets have lost two straight games, including a 134-104 loss to the San Antonio Spurs Tuesday to open a four-game homestand. They lost their first meeting with the Blazers 104-92 at home in November.
Trail Blazers at Rockets odds, spread and lines
Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 11:24 a.m. ET.
- Money line: Trail Blazers -135 (bet $135 to win $100) | Rockets +110 (bet $100 to win $110)
- Against the spread (ATS): Trail Blazers -2.5 (-107) | Rockets +2.5 (-115)
- Over/Under (O/U): 232.5 (O: -107 | U: -115)