Free NBA Hoops Pick: Rockets vs Trailblazers Lines
Looking for Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trailblazers free plays? NBA betting sees the Rockets taking on the Trailblazers on Thursday February 25th at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions.
(28-29) Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trailblazers (30-27)
Date: Thursday February 25
Time: 10:30PM EST
Venue: Moda Center in Portland, Oregon
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Portland -4.5
NBA Betting Total: 223
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This Western Conference battle is two teams that could be fighting for a playoff spot going into the end of the season
The Houston Rockets are looking to turn things around and get James Harden some help here in the second half
The Portland Trailblazers are red-hot and look to continue their streak led by their guard play.
The Houston Rockets have been a disappointing team thus far in the year. They have not started the second half of the season out well. The Rockets are 1-4 in their last 5 games.
In this span, the Rockets are averaging 104.4 points per game and giving up a large 110.4 points per contest.
The Rockets are getting their production from their MVP candidate James Harden. Harden has not lost a step in the season, he is averaging 28.3 points, 7 assists, and 6.4 rebounds per matchup.
Dwight Howard survived the trade deadline with the Rockets and his production has been down, but still averaging a double-double. His 14.5 point, 12 rebound average is not the year that everyone is used to seeing out of him.
The Rockets were last in action on Tuesday night against the Utah Jazz, where they lost a barn burner 117-114 in overtime.
James Harden had a magnificent game where he tabbed his 8th 40 point game. That is tied for the most in the NBA this season with Steph Curry. Dwight Howard was also able to post another double-double, scoring 13 points and grabbing 16 rebounds.
The Rockets are currently outside looking in on the playoffs, standing in the 9th position. They look to start their hot streak against conference foe Portland.
During the win streak they have been putting the ball in the bucket, scoring 118.4 points per game and locking teams down, only giving up 105.8 points per game.
The Trailblazers have been led by their guard play all season, and they’ll continue to do so. Damian Lillard is playing with a chip on his shoulder since being snubbed from the all-star team. Lillard is averaging 25.1 points.
He is being paced by the up and coming C.J. McCollum. McCollum is averaging a solid 21.1 points per game this season.
The Trailblazers were last in action on Tuesday against the Brooklyn Nets in which they won at home 112-104.
The guard play continued to heat up with huge games out of Lillard and McCollum with them both posting 34 point games in the win against the Nets.
Portland, unlike Houston, is on the inside looking out of the playoffs. They look to keep up this hot streak of scoring and defeating Western Conference teams.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Rockets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss.
- Rockets are 8-3-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Portland.
- Underdog is 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
- Road team is 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
Free Houston Rocket vs. Portland Trailblazers NBA Prediction:
I think that Houston is close to busting out in this second half and making a huge playoff push.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Houston ATS.
With James Harden playing out of his mind night after night, someone on that team is bound to step up. Look for Harden to continue to shine, and the Portland offense to cool off at home on Thursday
NBA Free Score Prediction: Houston 110 Portland 103
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