Rockets vs Trail Blazers Prediction NBA Picks 3/8/24

Portland Trail Blazers (17-44) vs Houston Rockets (27-35)

Game Info: Friday, March 8, 2024 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)

Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers +5 -- Over/Under: 218.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Houston Rockets need a win after losing 10 of their last 14 games. The Portland Trail Blazers need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. Here’s a Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers prediction.

Houston Rockets Betting Preview

The Houston Rockets recently lost to the Clippers, while beating the Suns and Spurs. The Houston Rockets are averaging 112.9 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 112.9 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Alperen Sengun is averaging 21.3 points and 9.4 rebounds, while Jalen Green is averaging 18.2 points and 4.8 rebounds. Fred VanVleet is the third double-digit scorer and Dillon Brooks is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game.

Portland Trail Blazers Betting Preview

The Portland Trail Blazers recently lost to the Timberwolves and Thunder, while beating the Grizzlies. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 107.8 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 115.9 points on 49.4 percent shooting. Anfernee Simons is averaging 22.8 points and 3.6 rebounds, while Jerami Grant is averaging 21.1 points and 3.6 rebounds. Shaedon Sharpe is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game.

Portland Trail Blazers Player Facts

  • Anfernee Simons ranks 4th amongst qualified players for FT% (91.8%) this season.

Houston Rockets Player Facts

  • Fred VanVleet ranks 5th amongst qualified players for assist:turnover ratio (4.8) this season.
  • Alperen Sengun ranks 3rd amongst qualified Centers for assists per game (5.0) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Trail Blazers rank 30th in the league for assists per game this season (22.9).
  • The Trail Blazers rank 30th in the league for H2 points per game this season (53.2).
  • The Rockets rank 1st in the league for opponent free throw percentage this season (74.8%).
  • The Rockets rank 29th in the league for three-point percentage this season (34.8%).

Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers prediction

Laying decent sized chalk with the Houston Rockets, especially on the road, feels weird. However, it's an indication of just how bad the Portland Trail Blazers are. The Rockets have 10 more wins than the Trail Blazers, and they're a profitable 33-28-1 ATS on the season. The Portland Trail Blazers aren't covering numbers despite being big underdogs nightly, and they've scored under 100 points in 4 of their last 10 games. A nasty game to be involved in, but if forced to pick, I'm going to lay the points with the Rockets.

Randy’s Pick Houston Rockets -5

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