Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets Prediction 3/25/2024

The Portland Trail Blazers (19-52) travel to face off against the Houston Rockets (35-35) on Monday, March 25th. This game will be played at Toyota Center in Houston and televised on Spac. The Rockets are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Trail Blazers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Jazz. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

Trail Blazers vs Rockets

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The Trail Blazers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Trail Blazers will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Nuggets with a final score of 114-111. The Trail Blazers picked up the win despite trailing going into halftime 57-47.

Heading into their matchup with the Rockets, the Trail Blazers are 19-52 overall and are looking to snap a six-game losing streak. At home, the Trail Blazers are 11-27 compared to their 8-25 road record.

Against the spread, the Trail Blazers have covered in two straight games and have an overall ATS record of 34-36. The Trail Blazers have experienced a two game ATS loss streak as favorites, and they are 33-31 vs. the spread when they are underdogs.

The Rockets Are Coming Off A Win

The Rockets picked up a win over the Jazz in their latest game, finishing with a score of 147-119. The Rockets not only won the game but also covered the spread as -10.5-point favorites. Before the game, the over/under line was 227.5 points, and both teams ended up surpassing that mark.

As we head into today’s game, the Rockets are focused on adding to their eight game win streak. Overall, their record is 35-35. In the Western Conference, they are currently 11th, and in the Southwest division, they are 3rd.

Houston is currently performing above .500 against the spread with an ATS record of 40-29. The Rockets have a five game ATS win streak as underdogs, and they hold a 18-8 record against the spread when they are the favorites.

Trail Blazers Offense Breakdown

Through 71 games games, Portland is averaging 107.8 points per game (28th).

When it comes to scoring, the Trail Blazers are 28th in the NBA at 107.8 points per game. They have been slightly better on the road, averaging 106.8 points compared to 108.7 at home.

Portland has outscored the NBA scoring average in just 26.8% of their games this season. In terms of pace, they are 17th in the league at 97.6 possessions per game.

One area where the Trail Blazers have struggled is three-point shooting. They are 24th in three-point percentage at 35% and have made just 11.7 threes per game.

Rockets Offense Breakdown

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Through 70 games games, Houston is averaging 114.3 points per game (16th).

Heading into the game, the Rockets are scoring 114.3 points per game, which is 16th in the league. At home, they are averaging 116.9 points per game compared to 111.5 on the road.

So far this season, Houston has outscored the NBA scoring average in 44.3% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 14th in the league at 99.2 possessions per game.

When it comes to field goal percentage, the Rockets are shooting 46% from the field, which is 25th in the NBA. From beyond the arc, they are hitting 35% of their shots, which is 23rd in the league.

Trail Blazers Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Trail Blazers’ defense is giving up an average of 115.9 points per contest. Portland’s defense is currently forcing 14.3 turnovers per game, which is 27th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 26th in blocked shots, with an average of 4.5 rejections per game.

Rockets Team Defense

Currently, the Rockets’ defense holds the 11th rank in the NBA, allowing 112.7 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Rockets squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 53.8% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 34.5% from downtown.

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 22 points while maintaining a 8/18 shooting accuracy. For the season, he has been averaging 22.6 points per game, in addition to 3.6 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Jalen Green as the leading scorer for the Rockets. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 20 while also collecting 5 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 42.6%, and he is contributing 19.5 points per game on average.

Trail Blazers vs Rockets Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, Portland has an ATS mark of 8-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 3-7 while averaging 111 points per game.
  • Although Houston has a straight up record of 5-5 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 5-5. The team averaged 112 points per game in these games.
  • 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 last ten games that Houston was favored, they have an ATS mark of 8-2 while going 9-1 straight up.

Trail Blazers vs Rockets Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this Rockets vs. Trail Blazers game, we suggest taking the Trail Blazers at +11.5. Even though our predictions have the Rockets winning 109-104, we see the Trail Blazers as the better choice on the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 221 and given that our model is projecting 213 points between the teams, we like the under.

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

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