Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 17 (12/17): NBA

Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 17 (12/17): NBA

 

Odds

Time 8:00 p.m. EST
Trail Blazers money line -165
Trail Blazers spread -3.5 (-110)
Rockets money line +140
Rockets spread +3.5 (-110)
Over / under 228

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Portland Trail Blazers Houston Rockets
Record 16-13 9-19
Road  / home record 9-7 6-6
Streak L1 L1
Points per game 112.00 110.78
Points allowed per game 111.22 115.00
Rebounds per game 43.89 46.00
Rebounds allowed per game 41.89 41.56
Over / under record 15-13-1 14-14
 

Preview

The Houston Rockets continue at home and will host the Portland Trail Blazers at the Toyota Center on Saturday night. These teams already faced each other earlier this season and Portland won and covered the spread.

 

Portland Trail Blazers

The Blazers have won 3 of their last 4 games and are 9-7 on the road so far with a 16-13 record overall ranking 2nd in the Northwest division. The Trail Blazers are 3-2 against division opponents. Portland is 3- when it turns the ball over less than its opponents and averages 14.3 turnovers per game.

Simons is averaging 22.9 points and 4.4 assists for the Trail Blazers. Jerami Grant is averaging 23.5 points over the last 10 games for Portland.

In their last 10 games the team is 5-5, averaging 116.3 points, 42.6 rebounds, 24.4 assists, 6.1 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 47.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.9 points per game.

Houston Rockets

The Rockets have won 3 of their last 5 games and are 6-6 at home this season with a 9-18 record overall ranking 5th in the Southwest Division. The Rockets are 5-14 against Western Conference opponents. Houston is 7-13 against opponents with a winning record.

Kevin Porter Jr. is averaging 18.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.8 assists for the Rockets. Green is averaging 21.9 points and 3.8 rebounds while shooting 42.7% over the last 10 games for Houston.

In their last 10 games the Rockets are 5-5, averaging 111.0 points, 46.1 rebounds, 21.8 assists, 8.1 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 45.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.7 points per game.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Portland are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.

Portland are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games against Houston.

Portland are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games on the road.

Portland are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Houston's last 16 games against Portland.

Houston are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Rockets have been playing better as they got most of their players back and they just beat two of the best teams in the NBA at home but fell against the Miami Heat. The Trail Blazers have won 3 of their last 4 games and are 11-5 ATS on the road so far this season. They already beat the Rockets by 14 points earlier this season so 4 points are not too many to ask. Take the Blazers.

PICK: Blzers -3.5 (-110)

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