The Houston Rockets look to be rolling towards the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, winning 26 of their last 28 games. On Tuesday, they’ll visit the Portland Trail Blazers, who have won 13 straight games.
On Sunday, the Rockets beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 129-120 to move to 56-14 on the season. James Harden put up 34 points, 12 assists and four rebounds for the Rockets. He probably has the MVP award clinched after coming so close over the last two seasons. The Rockets now hold a three-game lead over the Golden State Warriors for the top spot in the West.
Also on Sunday, the Trail Blazers beat the Los Angeles Clippers 122-109 on the road. They’re now 44-26 after 13 straight wins. Trail Blazers PG Damian Lillard had 23 points and two assists, and SG CJ McCollum had 21 points and three assists.
The Rockets are 6-4 SU and 4-6 ATS in their last 10 meetings with the Trail Blazers, who are 0-2 SU and 1-1 ATS this season against Houston. Both meetings have gone over the posted total. Tip-off is 10:30 PM ET.