TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15TH
#516 HOUSTON (-) over Portland at 9:35 PM EST
With losses in two of its last three games including last night’s 121-110 whipping at Memphis, Houston will get back on track with a solid performance at home against visiting Portland. The Trailblazers picked up a solid 115-112 home win over Charlotte on Monday but this will be a very tough outing for head coach Terry Stotts’ crew.
Technically speaking, this is a solid spot for the Rockets. When coming off a road game and now matched up against Portland, Houston owns a money-making 35-17 SU and 33-16-2 ATS record in this series. In addition, off a SU and ATS loss, the Rockets have been worth a wager inking a reliable 25-4 SU and 18-10-1 ATS mark in their next contest including 17-3 SU and 15-4-1 ATS if they were on the road last. Finally, after falling by double-digits, Houston has responded by posting a strong 49-32-1 ATS record in its last 82 lined games including a phenomenal 44-17 SU and 41-19-1 ATS tally if it holds a team won/loss percentage of .500 or better.
Sure, the Blazers enter this contest with a little bit of confidence off a home win over the Hornets. Unfortunately, Portland just isn’t playing good basketball overall right now. The Trailblazers own a feeble 14-22 SU and 11-23-2 ATS record in their last 36 games including a dismal 5-9 SU and 3-10-1 ATS in this set if they arrive off a straight up win. Foreign courts have given the Blazers fits too. As an underdog in their last 51 true road wars, the Trailblazers hold a poor 14-37 SU and 19-31-1 ATS mark. In this setting lined up against a conference opponent, Portland falls to a pathetic 9-31 SU and 12-27-1 ATS.
Off the blemish to the Grizzlies and with Russell Westbrook back on the floor, the Rockets will cruise in this back-to-back setup. Take Houston. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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