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Houston Rockets vs. Blazers preview, odds, injury report, game time, TV

Portland Trail Blazers Damian Lillard (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)
Portland Trail Blazers Damian Lillard (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The Houston Rockets are riding a seven-game winning streak into Monday’s matchup with Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Houston Rockets are comfortably favored in a Monday evening matchup with the Portland Trail Blazers from the Toyota Center. After losing their season-opener, James Harden and the Rockets have won 10 of their last 12 games, including seven straight.

The Portland Trail Blazers, on the other hand, have been struggling so far in the young season. Although favored to finish the season as a playoff team, they have gone just 5-8 after 13 games. Saturday’s win against the San Antonio Spurs was desperately needed, as they had lost six of seven prior to that 121-116 victory.

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Damian Lillard‘s 29.8 points per game has him at fourth in the NBA, while James Harden leads the league with a staggering 39.5 points per game. While they were extremely shorthanded and still came out victorious against Minnesota, the Rockets should have a couple of guys back for Monday’s showdown.

Here’s everything you need to know about the game:

Houston Rockets odds against Trail Blazers

Favorite: Rockets (-7.5)
Over/under: 230.5
Moneyline:  – 300 Houston  / + 240 Portland
Odds courtesy of The Action Network. Odds shown are current as of 11/18 at 12:45 p.m. ET.

Time, Streaming Options, Ticketing

Portland Trail Blazers at Houston Rockets – Monday, Nov. 18 @ 8 p.m. ET
Toyota Center – Houston, TX
TV: ATTSN-SW, NBCSNW (Local)
Radio: 790 KBME & 740 KTRH / 850 KEYH & 101.7 F (Houston) & Rip City Radio 620 (Portland)
Online Streaming: fuboTV, NBA League Pass
Tickets: StubHub

Injury Report

Houston Rockets
OUT: Eric Gordon (right knee surgery), Gerald Green (left foot surgery) Nenê (strained adductor)
RETURNINGDanuel House (bruised back), Clint Capela (concussion), Russell Westbrook (rest)

Trail Blazers
OUT:
Zach Collins (dislocated left shoulder), Pau Gasol (fractured left foot), Jusuf Nurkic (fractured left leg)

*Both reports courtesy of Jonathan Feigen

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*Further updates to the injury report will be updated here if and when available.

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