Rockets at Trail Blazers Prediction - NBA Picks 2/26/23

Portland Trail Blazers (28-31) vs Houston Rockets (13-46)

Game Info: Sunday, February 26, 2023 at 9:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)

Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers -10 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers meet Sunday in NBA action at the Moda Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Houston Rockets Betting Preview

The Houston Rockets are averaging 109.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 118.2 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Jalen Green is averaging 21.8 points and 4 rebounds, while Kevin Porter Jr. is averaging 19.2 points and 5.5 rebounds. Alperen Sengun is the third double-digit scorer and Jabari Smith Jr. is grabbing 7 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.6 rebounds per game.

The Portland Trail Blazers Betting Preview

The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 114.9 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 114.8 points on 48.3 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 31 points and 4.1 rebounds, while Anfernee Simons is averaging 21.6 points and 2.7 rebounds. Jerami Grant is the third double-digit scorer and Jusuf Nurkic is grabbing 9.4 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game.

Rockets vs Trail Blazers Trends

The Rockets are 8-20 ATS in their last 28 road games and 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 3-0-1 in Rockets last 4 overall. The over is 4-1 in Trail Blazers last 5 overall. The Rockets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Portland.

Randy’s Free Pick

I'm not running to the window to lay double-digit chalk with the Portland Trail Blazers as much as the next guy, but the Rockets are terrible. The Houston Rockets are in full on tank mode and that includes losing their last 5 games by an average of 15 points, and they lose on the road by an average of 11.9 points. The Rockets don't cover numbers despite being big underdogs nightly. It's Trail Blazers or pass for me.

Randy’s Pick Portland Trail Blazers -10

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