Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction 4/12/2024

The Houston Rockets (39-41) travel to face off against the Portland Trail Blazers (21-59) on Friday, April 12th. This game will be played at Moda Center in Portland and televised on ROOT. Both the Rockets and Trail Blazers will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 10:00 ET.

Rockets vs Trail Blazers

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The Rockets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Rockets will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Jazz with a final score of 124-121. As the second half got underway, the Rockets were leading by a score of 67-64.

With a 39-41 record, the Rockets are hoping to add to their win total against the Trail Blazers. When playing away from home, the Rockets are 12-27 this season compared to their 27-14 record at home.

Houston comes in with an overall ATS record of 44-35 so far this season. This season, Houston has a 19-10 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 25-25 as underdogs.

The Trail Blazers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Trail Blazers is coming off a loss to the Warriors in their latest game, ending with a score of 100-92. Despite being behind at halftime 49-46, the Trail Blazers picked up the win.

With a 21-59 record, the Trail Blazers are below .500 as they prepare to face the Rockets. On the road, the Trail Blazers are 10-30 this season compared to their 11-29 home record.

So far, Portland is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 39-40. In their last four home games, Portland has successfully covered the spread, and they maintain an ATS record of 18-21 at home compared to 21-19 on the road.

Rockets Offense Breakdown

The Rockets come into today’s game as the 16th ranked scoring offense at 114.3 points per game.

On the road this season, the Rockets are averaging 112.5 points per game, which is 18th in the NBA. Overall, they are 16th in scoring at 114.3 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, Houston is 27th at 45%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Rockets are 14th in made threes per game (12.8) and 12th in attempts (36.1). However, their three-point shooting percentage of 35% is 22nd in the league.

So far, Houston has outscored the NBA average in 43.8% of their games and are 13th in pace at 99.2 possessions per game. In terms of assists, the Rockets are 26th in the league.

Trail Blazers Offense Breakdown

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The Trail Blazers come into today’s game as the 28th ranked scoring offense at 106.7 points per game.

When it comes to scoring, the Blazers are 28th in the league at 106.7 points per game. However, they have been slightly better at home, averaging 108.1 points per game.

Portland’s offense has struggled from beyond the arc this season, shooting just 34% from three-point range. Overall, they are 29th in field goal percentage at 44%.

Despite being 30th in assists, the Blazers have been one of the better offensive rebounding teams in the league, ranking 3rd in offensive boards.

Rockets Team Defense

On the defensive side, Rockets is currently hovering around the NBA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 113.4 points per game. Inside the arc, the Rockets defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 54.4% and 34.7% from three-point territory.

Trail Blazers Team Defense

On defense, the Trail Blazers are ranked 18th in the NBA this season. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA scoring average in 55.0% of their games. Most recently, the Trail Blazers’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 100 points to the Warriors.

Key Players For The Rockets And Trail Blazers

For today’s matchup, we project Jalen Green to lead the scoring for the Rockets, putting up 21 points and shooting at a rate of 7/17. This season, he is averaging 19.6 points per game along with 5.1 boards.

On the flip side, our predictions place Deandre Ayton as the leading scorer for the Trail Blazers. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 17 while also collecting 11 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 57.4%, and he is contributing 16.9 points per game on average.

Rockets vs Trail Blazers Trends

  • Through their last three road contests, the Rockets offense has averaged 121 points per game while allowing an average of 128. Houston posted an overall record of 0-3 while going 1-2 ATS.
  • Across their last five home contests, Portland has a 3-2 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 2-3, while averaging 97 points per game.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Trail Blazers have gone 2-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 0-3.
  • The Rockets have played well in their last five games as the betting favorite, going 4-1 straight up and 3-2 against the spread.

Rockets vs Trail Blazers Prediction

The Rockets is our selection to secure the victory, with a projected score of 110-102. We also like them to cover the spread, so we suggest betting on the Rockets at -6.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 216.5 and our model has the Rockets and Trail Blazers finishing with a combined 212 points. Our pick is to take the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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