Desperate Blazers Hosting Struggling Rockets
There are a handful of NBA games on Sunday night, and that includes a matchup set to take place in Portland. The Trail Blazers are playing host to the Houston Rockets.
Houston is one of the worst teams in the NBA again, as it is 13-46. The Rockets have one win in the month of February, and they are going to have to play great if they want to pick up a win.
Portland comes in 28-31; it has dropped three of its last four games. The Trail Blazers need to find a way to get back on track if they are going to make the playoffs.
The NBA betting odds for this game show that the Trail Blazers are 9.5-point betting favorites at home.
Let’s check the latest NBA news, stats, injury report and NBA odds for Rockets vs Trail Blazers. We’ve got plenty of NBA picks for you to consider.
Rockets Struggling To Get Stops
If the Houston Rockets are going to win games, they are going to have to start defending. Houston has given up at least 116 points in its last three games, and has been a bad defensive team.
Houston is playing without Jalen Green and Kevin Porter Jr. as well, and that takes away two of their best offensive players. The Rockets are a team with some interesting young pieces, but having talent doesn’t always lead to wins in the NBA.
Houston is comfortable playing this game at a fast pace, but they are going to have to play smart as well. This Rockets team is going to be tough to deal with in the future, but they still struggle this season.
Blazers Need To Make Shots
The Portland Trail Blazers can score points in a hurry, but they are also a team that doesn’t always shoot it well. Portland is a team that is also dealing with a ton of injuries, as it is going to be playing this game without five players.
Damian Lillard leads the way with 31.4 points per game, and he can lead his team to a win at any time.
Head coach Chauncey Billups was happy with his team’s effort after its most recent game, saying, “I thought we played well.” The Trail Blazers are clearly the better team in this game, but all of their injury concerns are going to be an issue.
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Rockets vs Trail Blazers Head-To-Head
Looking at scores and odds from recent matchups is one way to help make predictions in this game, and the Trail Blazers have enjoyed playing the Rockets. Portland is already 2-0 against Houston this season, and both wins have been by a blowout.
Rockets vs Trail Blazers Game Information
- Game: Rockets (13-46) vs Trail Blazers (28-31)
- Location: Moda Center, Portland, OR
- Day/Time: Sunday, February 26, 9 p.m. ET
- Rockets vs Trail Blazers Live stream: NBA Game Pass
Rockets vs Trail Blazers Betting Lines
Rockets vs Trail Blazers Picks & Prediction
If you are looking to bet on basketball, then you will find plenty of options. This is a game that you should focus on, but you should look at betting on the underdog in this matchup.
Portland has enjoyed success against Houston this season but look for the Rockets to keep it close. The Trail Blazers are going to get a nice win in this game, but it’s not going to be without some drama.
Head to BetUS Sportsbook and bet on the Portland Trail Blazers to win the game (-450), but the Houston Rockets are going to cover the 9.5-point spread.
The Houston Rockets are listed at +338 in our Vegas Lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Rockets, you have a chance to win $338. The Portland Trail Blazers are -440, offering a chance to win $23.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines give the Rockets a 22.83% chance to win, with the Trail Blazers at 81.48%.
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Rockets vs Trail Blazers Game Summary
Rockets vs Trail Blazers Previous Game (Dec. 17, 2022)
There is a full schedule of NBA games set to take place on Saturday, and you will be able to find an NBA betting preview for most of them. The Houston Rockets host the Portland Trail Blazers in a matchup of two teams looking to bounce back after a loss.
Portland comes into this game 16-13, and the Blazers look like a team that is going to be in the playoff race all season. The Trail Blazers did suffer a 130-110 loss to the Dallas Mavericks in their most recent game.
Houston is headed for the NBA Draft Lottery again, as it is 9-19. The Rockets have won three of their last five games, and could be starting to turn things around.
The NBA betting lines for this game have the Portland Trail Blazers as four-point betting favorites over the Houston Rockets.
Trail Blazers vs Rockets Game Summary