Houston Rockets at Portland Trail Blazers - 3/25/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Houston Rockets at Portland Trail Blazers - 3/25/22 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Portland Trail Blazers (27-45) vs Houston Rockets (18-55)

Game Info: Friday, March 25, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)

Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers +3.5 -- Over/Under: 237 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers meet Friday in NBA action at the Moda Center. The Houston Rockets need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Portland Trail Blazers need a win after losing 11 of their last 13 games.

The Houston Rockets are averaging 108.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 118.1 points on 48.3 percent shooting. Christian Wood is averaging 18.1 points and 10.1 rebounds, while Jalen Green is averaging 15.6 points and 3.2 rebounds. Kevin Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Gordon is grabbing 2 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game.

The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 107.2 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 114.5 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Anfernee Simons is averaging 17.3 points and 2.6 rebounds, while Josh Hart is averaging 14.5 points and 4 assists. Brandon Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Justise Winslow is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.

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The Rockets are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Rockets last 4 overall. The over is 5-2 in Trail Blazers last 7 overall. The Rockets are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Portland and 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

I'm not running to the window to lay chalk with the Houston Rockets, but this line indicates just how bad the Portland Trail Blazers are. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 51.2 percent shooting from the field and losing their last five games by an average of 19.8 points. The Trail Blazers aren't just losing, but they're getting their heads bashed in nightly due to fielding a G League roster. The Houston Rockets are losing as well, but they at least compete most nights and have some talent on the court. It's Rockets or pass, as siding with Portland in any circumstance isn't an option.

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Randy’s Pick Houston Rockets -3.5

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