At 8:00 ET, the Houston Rockets (-469) will host the Portland Trail Blazers (+356) in a Western Conference matchup. The Rockets (-9.5) are favored and have a record of 20-22, while the Blazers are 12-31 and have lost two straight.
This game will be played at the Toyota Center in Houston and can be seen on Spac. The over/under line is currently set at 220.5.
PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS VS HOUSTON ROCKETS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Portland Trail Blazers +9.5
This game will be played at Toyota Center at 8:00 ET on Wednesday, January 24th.
WHY BET THE PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 114-106 in favor of the Rockets.
- Our projections have Alperen Sengün finishing with Alperen Sengün points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists.
- From the field, we have the Rockets finishing with a field goal percentage of 45.2% and knocking down 12 threes.
Do the Trail Blazers Have a Shot at a Win at Houston?
In their last game, the Trail Blazers lost to the Thunder by a score of 111-109. The O/U line for that game was 232 points, and they were 13.5-point underdogs going into the game.
For the season, Portland is 12-31 and has lost their last two games. In the Western Conference, they are in 14th place and are 5th in the Northwest Division.
On the road, the Trail Blazers are 5-19 this season and have an ATS record of 11-13 on the road. Currently, they are 18th in the Western Conference with a 5-25 record against other teams in the West.
As underdogs, the Trail Blazers are 11-28 straight up and 19-20 against the spread. Today, they are 9.5-point underdogs and have gone 2-9 as the underdog in their previous games. As the underdog, their average scoring margin is -9.9 points per game.
This season, the Trail Blazers have an O/U record of 18-24-1, and their games have averaged 224.5 points per game. In their last game, the O/U line was 232, and the teams combined for 220 points.
The Blazers are one of the worst offensive teams in the league, ranking 30th in scoring at 107.6 points per game. This season, they have scored below the NBA scoring average in 76.7% of their games.
When playing on the road, Portland is averaging 104.9 points per game, which is also 30th in the NBA. In terms of field goal percentage, the Blazers are 30th in the league at 43%.
Despite their struggles offensively, Portland is 6th in offensive rebounds per game. In terms of pace, they are 18th in the NBA at 98.7 possessions per game.
Coming into the game, the Trail Blazers’ defense is giving up an average of 117.0 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 53.5% of their games. On two point field goal attempts, the Trail Blazers’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 58.9% and allowing 34.6% from beyond the arc.
Can the Rockets Secure a Win at Home?
Houston is favored by 9.5 points today, and they have gone 9-4 ATS as the favorite this season. As the favorite, they have a scoring margin of +8.7 points per game.
In their most recent game, the Rockets lost to the Celtics by a score of 116-107. They were 12-point underdogs going into the game and covered the spread. The O/U line for that game was 226.5 points.
This season, the Rockets have an O/U record of 19-23, and their games have averaged 224.6 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 220.5 points.
In Western Conference games, the Rockets are 15-10 compared to 5-12 against non-conference opponents. This record has them in 11th place in the West and 3rd in the Southwest Division.
At home, the Rockets are 16-7 straight-up and 16-7 ATS. On average, they have outscored their opponents by 6.5 points per game at home.
So far this season, the Rockets have been one of the most up-tempo teams in the league, ranking 14th in pace at 98.8 possessions per game. However, their offensive efficiency has been below average, as they are 23rd in scoring at 112.5 points per game.
When playing at home, the Rockets have averaged 114.0 points per game, which is 22nd in the NBA. So far, they have outscored the league average in just 38.1% of their games.
From a shooting perspective, Houston is just 27th in field goal percentage at 45%. They are also below average in three-point shooting, connecting on 35% of their attempts (26th).
So far this season, the Rockets defense has been performing well, ranking 10th in the NBA at 112.1 points allowed per contest. The Houston defense has allowed opponents to shoot 33.9% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 45.6% of their field goal attempts vs. Houston.