Trail Blazers vs Rockets Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Saturday, December 17, 2022

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The Portland Trail Blazers (16-13) visit the Houston Rockets (9-19) at Toyota Center, beginning at 8:00 PM ET on Saturday, December 17, 2022. The Rockets are 3.5-point underdogs in the game. The matchup’s over/under is 228.

How to bet Trail Blazers vs. Rockets

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Houston Rockets Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Trail Blazers as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Trail Blazers have -163 odds to pick up the win, while the Rockets are listed at +138 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 228 points.

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Trail Blazers vs. Rockets Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, December 17, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ROOT
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Arena: Toyota Center

Trail Blazers vs. Rockets Betting Trends

In the Trail Blazers’ 29 games this year, they have 17 wins against the spread. Portland has come away with seven wins in the 11 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Trail Blazers games this year have eclipsed the over/under 15 times in 28 opportunities (53.6%).

The Rockets are 13-12-3 against the spread this year. Houston has won nine of the 27 games it was the moneyline underdog this season (33.3%). Rockets games this year have gone over the total in 14 of 28 opportunities (50%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Damian Lillard 17 28.5 3.9 6.9 0.8 0.2 4.4
Anfernee Simons 27 23 3 4.4 0.8 0.2 3.9
Jerami Grant 28 21.9 4 2.6 0.8 0.8 2.7
Jusuf Nurkic 26 14.5 10.1 2.8 0.7 0.9 0.7
Josh Hart 27 9.4 8.2 3.9 1.4 0.1 0.7

Rockets

Rockets Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jalen Green 28 21.8 4.2 3.8 0.8 0.3 2.3
Kevin Porter Jr. 27 18.8 5.6 5.7 1.4 0.4 1.9
Alperen Sengun 25 14.3 8.8 2.2 0.7 0.9 0.2
Jabari Smith Jr. 27 12.2 7.2 0.7 0.4 0.9 2.1
Eric Gordon 24 12.1 2 2.5 0.7 0.4 2
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Trail Blazers vs. Rockets Injury Report

Rockets: Tari Eason: Probable (Ankle), Alperen Sengun: Probable (Ankle), Jae’Sean Tate: Out (Ankle)

What you need to know about the Portland Trail Blazers

Offensively, Portland is scoring 112.5 points per game (17th-ranked in league). It is allowing 112.3 points per contest on defense (12th-ranked). The Trail Blazers post 116.8 points per game when playing at home, compared to 108.9 points per game in road games, a difference of 7.9 points per contest. The Trail Blazers have been scoring 116.5 points per contest in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s a little higher than the 112.5 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

Portland ranks second-best in the NBA with a three-point shooting percentage of 38.9%. It ranks ninth in the league by making 12.8 treys per contest. So far this season, the Trail Blazers have taken 61% two-pointers, accounting for 68.1% of the team’s baskets. They have shot 39% from three-point land (31.9% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Houston Rockets

On offense Houston is the 25th-ranked squad in the NBA (110.2 points per game). Defensively it is 20th (115.4 points conceded per game). At home, the Rockets score 112.3 points per game. On the road, they average 108.6. Over their past 10 games, the Rockets are scoring 111.1 points per contest, 0.9 more than their season average (110.2).

With 11.7 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 33.7% from beyond the arc, Houston is 15th and 24th in the NBA, respectively, in those categories. The Rockets take 60.6% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 39.4% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 70.1% of the Rockets’ buckets are 2-pointers, and 29.9% are 3-pointers.

Our prediction to win this contest is the Trail Blazers, and we expect that Rockets will cover the spread (Trail Blazers -3.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 228 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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