Melo vs Rockets: What To Watch Out For

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Carmelo Anthony lasted just 10 games with the Rockets last season.

That’s because Houston quickly made him their scapegoat after a poor start to the year.

Now, with Melo’s Blazers set to play the Rockets, it’s time for revenge.

Game details

Houston Rockets @ Portland Trail Blazers

Thursday January 30, 2pm

Moda Center, Portland

Odds

Rockets $1.90 / Trail Blazers $1.90 *

Last time they met 

Trail Blazers 117Rockets 107 

Head-to-head

3-2 (Trail Blazers) (since the beginning of last season)

What you need to know about the game

The blemish on Melo’s resume that came with lasting just 10 games in Houston, combined with the perception that he was too proud to become a role player, meant he couldn’t find a job for a full 12 months.

Melo didn’t play between November 8, 2018 and November 19, 2019.

But now, Anthony has been re-born with the Trail Blazers, averaging 16.1 points and 6.5 rebounds so far.

He’s also having the second-best three-point shooting season his career, knocking down the long ball at 38.2 percent.

So with his old Rockets squad visiting Portland on Thursday, don’t be surprised if Melo takes it to another level.

*Odds accurate as of X.