Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets Prediction 1/24/2024

The Portland Trail Blazers (12-31) travel to face off against the Houston Rockets (20-22) on Wednesday, January 24th. This game will be played at Toyota Center in Houston and televised on Spac. Both the Trail Blazers and Rockets will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 8:00 ET.

Trail Blazers vs Rockets

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The Trail Blazers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Scoot Henderson led Portland with 19 points against the Thunder, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 43% in the game. Malcolm Brogdon finished 2nd on the team with 18 points, but Portland ended the game with a 111-109 loss.

Coming into their matchup with the Rockets, the Trail Blazers are 12-31 on the season and are hoping to get back on track after dropping their last two games. In the Western Conference, they are currently in 14th place and are 5th in the Northwest division.

Portland arrives with an ATS record of 20-23 for the season up to this point. On the road, the Trail Blazers have an ATS record of 11-13 compared to a 9-10 record vs. the spread at home.

The Rockets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Dillon Brooks led Houston with 25 points against the Celtics, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 43.6% in the game. While Alperen Sengün was 2nd on the team with 24 points, Houston fell short in the game with a final score of 116-107.

Coming into today’s game, the Rockets have an overall record of 20-22 and are 1-2 in their last three games. Against Western Conference teams, the Rockets are 15-10 while going 5-12 in non-conference play.

Houston currently has an ATS record of 22-19, placing them above .500 against the spread. In their last six road games, Houston has been unable to cover the spread, and they hold an ATS record of 6-12 on the road as opposed to 16-7 at home.

Trail Blazers Offense Breakdown

Through 43 games the Trail Blazers are averaging 107.6 points per contest, placing them 30th in the NBA.

The Blazers have struggled on offense this season, ranking 30th in scoring at 107.6 points per game. They have been even worse on the road, averaging just 104.9 points per game away from home.

Overall, Portland has outscored the NBA scoring average in just 23.3% of their games this season. They have also been below their own scoring average in 76.7% of their contests.

Despite their poor scoring numbers, the Blazers have been one of the top offensive rebounding teams in the league. They are 6th in offensive boards at 12.1 per game.

Rockets Offense Breakdown

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In 42 games games, Houston has an average of 112.5 points per game (23rd).

At home, the Rockets are averaging 114.0 points per game, which is 22nd in the NBA. Overall, they are 23rd in scoring at 112.5 points per game. So far, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 38.1% of their games.

When it comes to pace, Houston is 14th in the league at 98.8 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are shooting 45% from the field, which is 27th in the NBA.

So far, the Rockets have made an average of 12 three-pointers per game, which is 21st in the NBA. They are shooting 35% from beyond the arc, which is 26th in the league.

Trail Blazers Team Defense

At present, the Trail Blazers’ defense is ranked 19th, allowing 117.0 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, Trail Blazers are causing 14.3 turnovers per game, ranking 27th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 21st in rejections, averaging 4.7 blocked shots each game.

Rockets Team Defense

Although the Rockets’ defense is 10th in the league defensively this season, over their last three games they have allowed 117 points per contest, which is 6th in the NBA. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Rockets are forcing 12.3 per game, which is 8th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 26th in blocked shots at 4.4 per game.

Key Players For The Trail Blazers And Rockets

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Anfernee Simons as the primary point contributor for the Trail Blazers, finishing with 21 points while maintaining a 7/17 shooting accuracy. During this season, he is delivering an average of 22.5 points per game, along with 3.4 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Alperen Sengün to be the top scorer for the Rockets. Our projection has him finishing the game with 18, and he is expected to secure 9 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 53.8% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 22 points per game.

Trail Blazers vs Rockets Trends

  • In their last five games away from home, the Trail Blazers have a straight up record of 0-5 while going 1-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 94 points per game in this stretch.
  • Through their last five home games, Houston has an ATS record of just 0-5. However, their overall record was 1-4 while averaging 110 points per game.
  • Through their last three games as the betting underdog, the Trail Blazers have a strong record vs the spread going 2-1. Their straight up mark in these contests is 1-2.
  • Through their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Rockets have a good straight up record, but their ATS mark is just 2-3.

Trail Blazers vs Rockets Prediction

In this Trail Blazers vs. Rockets matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Trail Blazers at +9.5. While we project the Rockets to win 113-107, our recommendation is to bet on the Trail Blazers for the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 220.5, and our model predicts the Trail Blazers and Rockets to score a combined 220 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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