Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers Pick and Predictions 03/25/2022

March 25, 2022

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Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers
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-160
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When: Friday, March 25th, 10 p.m. ET
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon

The Houston Rockets will look to bounce back from a loss against Dallas on Wednesday when they travel to face off against the Trail Blazers. Both teams are currently holding on to slim hopes of making the playoffs.

The two teams have faced off three times this season, with the Trail Blazers winning each time. In the most recent meeting, the Trail Blazers defeated the Houston Rockets 125-109 on January 29.

Houston vs Portland

The Pick: Houston at -160
Team: Houston Portland
Spread: -3.5 +3.5
Money Line: -160 +135
Over/Under (O/U): 0235.5 u235.5

Why bet on Houston?
✅ Houston ranks 19th in three-point percentage at 35.4%
✅ Christian Wood leads the team with 18.1 points and one block per game
✅ Houston has an ATS record of 29-43-1

Why bet on Portland?
✅ Portland is 23rd in rebounding with 43.5 rebounds per game
✅ Damian Lillard leads the team with 24 points and 7.3 assists per game
✅ Portland has an ATS record of 29-42-1

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Houston Rockets

For the season, the Houston Rockets have lost 19 games out of their last 22 games, and their winning percentage is under .250. The team's momentum was halted after they were defeated by Dallas on Wednesday.

Their poor defensive performance has been one of the reasons for their struggles this season. The team allows 118.1 points per game and is last in the NBA in terms of opposing field goal shooting.

Their offense has been poor, with an adjusted offensive rating of 27th and scoring 108.7 PPG. The team's biggest offensive threat is listed as Christian Wood, who is averaging 18.1 points and 8.1 rebounds.

 

Portland Trail Blazers

Even though the Trail Blazers are not expecting to make the playoffs, they have some hope. They are only three games back of the final spot of New Orleans.

The Trail Blazers lost a crucial game against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, which means that they need to beat the other teams in the race for the final playoff spot. With a favorable schedule, they can take some momentum into their next game against the Houston Rockets.

The team's defense has been a major issue this season, as they are 29th in adjusted defensive rating. They are also last in the NBA in terms of three-point shooting. Due to the absence of Damian Lillard, the team's offense has been sluggish.

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