Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction NBA Picks 4/12/24

Portland Trail Blazers (21-58) vs Houston Rockets (39-41)

Game Info: Friday, April 12, 2024 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)

Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers +160 / Houston Rockets -189 --- Over/Under: 214.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers meet Friday in NBA action at the Moda Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Rockets vs Trail Blazers prediction.

Houston Rockets Betting Preview

The Houston Rockets recently lost to the Warriors, Heat, Mavericks, and Jazz while beating the Magic. The Houston Rockets are averaging 114.2 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 113.3 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Jalen Green is averaging 19.9 points and 5.2 rebounds, while Fred VanVleet is averaging 16.8 points and 3.7 rebounds. Jabari Smith Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Dillon Brooks is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game.

Portland Trail Blazers Betting Preview

The Portland Trail Blazers recently lost to the Celtics, Pelicans, and Warriors while beating the Hornets and Wizards. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 106.8 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 115.5 points on 49.1 percent shooting. Anfernee Simons is averaging 22.6 points and 3.6 rebounds, while Jerami Grant is averaging 21 points and 3.5 rebounds. Deandre Ayton is the third double-digit scorer and Dalano Banton is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Trail Blazers rank 30th in the league for assists per game this season (23.2).
  • The Trail Blazers rank 30th in the league for H2 points per game this season (52.4).
  • The Rockets rank 2nd in the league for opponent assists per game this season (24.4).
  • The Rockets rank 2nd in the league for opponent three-point percentage this season (35.0%).

Rockets vs Trail Blazers prediction

The Rockets are the better team on paper and should be favored, but neither the Rockets nor Jazz have anything to play for, and it makes games like this tricky. Motivation is key, as it's easy to focus on vacation in a few days. Heck, we saw the Rockets lose last night to the Jazz as double-digit favorites. The Trail Blazers aren't winning games, but they are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games. Last home game for the Trail Blazers, I'd assume the players would like to send the fans out with a victory. Give me the points with the Trail Blazers.

Randy’s Pick Trail Blazers +6

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