At 8:00 ET, the Houston Rockets will host the Portland Trail Blazers at Toyota Center. The Rockets are currently favored by 11.5 points and have won 8 straight games. On the other side, the Trail Blazers have lost 6 straight and are 14th in the Western Conference.

This Western Conference matchup can be seen on Spac and the over/under line is currently set at 221.

PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS VS HOUSTON ROCKETS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Portland Trail Blazers +11.5

This game will be played at Toyota Center at 8:00 ET on Monday, March 25th.

WHY BET THE PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 109-104 in favor of the Rockets.
  • Our projections have Jalen Green finishing with Jalen Green points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Rockets finishing with a field goal percentage of 44.4% and knocking down 10 threes.

Will the Trail Blazers Win on the Road?

In their last game, the Trail Blazers lost to the Nuggets by a score of 114-111. The O/U line for that game was 209.5 points, and Portland covered the spread as 10.5-point underdogs.

Today, the Blazers are 11.5-point underdogs against the Rockets. As underdogs, Portland has gone 18-47 straight-up and 33-31 against the spread. They have lost six straight games as the underdog.

Portland’s O/U record for the season is 35-35-1, and the over has hit in their last five games. This year, their games have averaged 223.7 points per game.

Overall, the Trail Blazers are 19-52 this season, which is 14th in the Western Conference. Against the West, they are 8-39 and 1-15 against their division. On the road, they are 8-25 compared to 11-27 at home.

For the season, the average over/under line in Blazers games is 223.6 points. Today’s line is set at 221 points.

When it comes to scoring, the Trail Blazers are 28th in the league at 107.8 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 106.8 points per game, which is 29th in the NBA.

In terms of their style of play, Portland is 17th in pace at 97.6 possessions per game. They are also 29th in field goal percentage at 44% and 30th in true shooting percentage.

So far this season, the Trail Blazers have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 26.8% of their games. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 24th in the league at 35%.

Currently, the Trail Blazers’ defense holds the 17th rank in the NBA, allowing 115.9 points per game. The Portland defense has allowed opponents to shoot 35.3% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 49.4% of their field goal attempts vs. Portland.

Do the Rockets Stand a Chance at Home?

Houston is favored by 11.5 points today and has gone 18-8 ATS as the favorite this season. They have been the favorite in 26 of their 70 games. The Rockets have won seven straight games as the favorite.

In their last game, the Rockets defeated the Jazz by a score of 147-119. The O/U line for that game was 227.5 points. Houston was favored by 10.5 points going into the game, giving them a 28-point victory.

This season, the Rockets have an O/U record of 33-37, and the over has hit in their last five games. On average, their games have finished with 226.9 points, and today’s O/U line is set at 221.

Against Western Conference teams, the Rockets are 23-19 this season and are currently in 11th place in the West. In the Southwest Division, they are in 3rd place with a record of 35-35.

Houston’s ATS record for the season is 40-29, including a mark of 26-10 at home. They have covered the spread in six straight home games and have an average scoring margin of +6.8 PPG at home.

When playing at home, the Rockets have been scoring 116.9 points per game, which is 13th in the league. Overall, they are 16th in scoring at 114.3 points per game.

In terms of pace, Houston is 14th in the NBA at 99.2 possessions per game. They have also had success on the offensive glass, ranking 7th in offensive rebounds.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Rockets are 16th in both made threes per game and three-point attempts. Overall, they have hit 35% of their looks from beyond the arc, which is 23rd in the league.

So far, the Rockets’ defense is ranked 11th in the league at 112.7 points per contest. Houston’s defense is currently forcing 12.3 turnovers per game, which is 12th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 24th in blocked shots, with an average of 4.6 rejections per game.