The Houston Rockets will play their fifth consecutive road game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. The Rockets have lost eight straight games and are 13-46 this season, while the Trail Blazers have lost five of their last seven games and are 28-31. We’ll analyze the odds and make professional NBA picks and forecasts for this matchup.
Houston Rockets guard Jalen Green (groin) and guard Kevin Porter Jr. (foot) are out for the game against the Trail Blazers. Meanwhile, Trail Blazers guard Ryan Acridiocono (back), center Ibou Badji (knee), center Jusuf Nurkic (calf), guard Anfernee Simons (ankle), and forward Justise Winslow (ankle) are all out.
We predict that the Portland Trail Blazers will win this game by a score of 125-110.
The Rockets have lost eight consecutive games, including both of their previous meetings with the Trail Blazers this season. On the road, they have a record of 5-26. Given their poor form, they are not a good choice for the road. The line makes the Blazers a bad wager, so we suggest you skip the moneyline bet.
Against The Spread:
The Rockets’ travel record against the spread is not much better than their win-loss record. They have an away record of 10-21 ATS. Overall, they are 24-34-1 UPS. They have lost their last three games; four of their previous six losses have been by double digits. On the other hand, the Blazers have won by double digits in nine of their last ten games.
We recommend taking the Trail Blazers to cover the spread with a line of -9.5 (-110).
The score exceeded the predicted total for Sunday in nine of the last ten games played by the Blazers. However, the Rockets have scored an average of 99.0 points in their last four games, failing to score more than 104 points. On the other hand, the Under has hit in nine of the last ten Sunday games for the Blazers.
Therefore, we suggest taking the UNDER 240.5 for this game.