NBA Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets – 19h00 03/25/2022 [PT]: Swap position.
Portland is facing a forgettable ending this season, when the ambition to be in the Playin group can be unrealistic. The injury situation of the Oregon team has not shown any positive signs, causing inexperienced names to continue to play. Against the Rockets – a team that was once considered equal, the Blazers’ determination to win will still be high, but their limited capacity may stop them.
The Portland Trail Blazers are currently ranked 12th in the Western standings with 27 wins in 72 games played. Hart and his teammates are currently 3 matches behind the 10th West Coast team, the Pelicans, but the current performance with 2 wins in the last 10 matches does not bring positive signals. The Houston Rockets are currently 15th on the West Coast with 18 wins in 73 games played. The Rockets’ tanker fate has lasted from last season to this season, the positive signals about the performance of potential names can still help them make a surprise in the end of this season.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets Handicap
- Quarter 1: Houston Rockets
- Quarter 2: Houston Rockets
- Quarter 3: Houston Rockets
- Quarter 4: Portland Trail Blazers
The Portland Trail Blazers have often been rated higher than the Rockets in recent seasons, with 7 wins in the last 10 games. Particularly in this season, the Oregon team won both victories against Houston with a score difference of over 10 points. Portland’s position in this period will be completely different from that of the first half of the season, when they will accept to build the squad from scratch after the player exchange in early February. Along with nine injury names, including Lillard, Nurkic and Simons in the next match will continue to cause coach Billups a headache in selecting the squad. The expected name on the Portland side will probably be Brandon Williams with a fairly comprehensive defensive ability. He scored 23 points, 6 rebounds and stole the ball 3 times in the victory over Detroit 1 round ago. On the Houston side, they have full of the strongest players in the back-to-back match against the Blazers coming here. Of course, Wood – Porter – Green will be the expected trio to create a surprise in the upcoming round. As for Jalen Green, the recent series of matches has witnessed the maturity of this 20-year-old point guard, with consistently impressive points. The away team will probably win against the home, having a better set of players and a comfortable psychological background.
Portland is currently the worst defensive team in the NBA in the last 10 matches, losing an average of 125.5 points per game. Houston Rockets, in addition to the ability to score points, the strength in their defense also has positive changes with a loss of 118.7 points. The upcoming match may turn to Under, when the score of the Oregon team may continue to be uncertain.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets final score prediction & odds
- Quarter 1: Portland Trail Blazers 24 – 33 Houston Rockets
- Quarter 2: Portland Trail Blazers 26 – 29 Houston Rockets
- Quarter 3: Portland Trail Blazers 27 – 36 Houston Rockets
- Quarter 4: Portland Trail Blazers 26 – 19 Houston Rockets
- Halftime: Portland Trail Blazers 50 – 62 Houston Rockets ( O )
- Fulltime: Portland Trail Blazers 103 – 117 Houston Rockets ( U )
Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets cluster table
Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets lineup prediction
Portland Trail Blazers: Watford, Dunn, Eubanks, Winslow, Elleby.
Houston Rockets: Green, Gordon, Wood, Porter, Tate.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets Recent Performance
Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets Head to Head History