Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers 12/26/2020 NBA Odds and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers 12/26/2020 – The Portland Trail Blazers are off to a rough start for this season and they will look to find their winning groove at home by hosting the Houston Rockets at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. This game will be held this December 26, Saturday at the Moda Center located in Portland, Oregon. NBATV will be the official broadcast partner for this matchup and they will start the live telecast by 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time. NBA League Pass is the best way to watch the match through an online live stream. With all the controversies surrounding the Houston Rockets, the Portland Trail Blazers hold the advantage in this game as seen in NBA Game Odds.
Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers 12/26/2020
Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers 12/26/2020 Betting Odds
Houston Rockets Betting
The Houston Rockets had their first game of the season canceled due to COVID-19 related issues. Coming to this game against the Portland Trail Blazers, they will be without John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins and Eric Gordon. Ben McLemore and rookie Kenyon Martin Jr who both tested positive are also out. All players are key to the Rockets’ rotation but will have their best scorer James Harden and newly-acquired Christian Wood in the roster. This should be a good time to try out other players like Bruno Caboclo, Chis Clemons and another rookie Jae’Sean Tate to get some playing time and feel the NBA style of play added to their experience.
Players to watch: J. Harden SG GP 68 GS 68 MIN 36.5 PTS 34.3 OR 1 DR 5.5 REB 6.6 AST 7.5 STL 1.8 BLK 0.9 TO 4.5 PF 3.3 AST/TO 1.7 PER 29.11
R. Westbrook PG GP 57 GS 57 MIN 35.9 PTS 27.2 OR 1.8 DR 6.2 REB 7.9 AST 7 STL 1.6 BLK 0.4 TO 4.5 PF 3.5 AST/TO 1.6 PER 21.1
E. Gordon SG GP 36 GS 15 MIN 28.2 PTS 14.4 OR 0.3 DR 1.7 REB 2 AST 1.5 STL 0.6 BLK 0.4 TO 1.2 PF 1.9 AST/TO 1.3 PER 10.31.
Portland Trail Blazers Betting
The Portland Trail Blazers were off-tuned to start the season as they lost their opener against the Utah Jazz by a wide margin of 20 points. Damian Lillard only shot 4-of-12 from the field and finished with only 9 points and seven assists. It was C.J. McCollum leading the team with 23 points along with four rebounds, three assists and three triples. Carmelo Anthony came off the bench with 15 points to help out in the scoring load while Enes Kanter got more minutes than starter Jusuf Nurkic. Not the way the Blazers wanted to start their season and expect Nurkic and Lillard to come out strong against the depleted Houston Rockets.
Players to Watch: C. McCollum SG GP 1 GS 1 MIN 34 PTS 23 OR 1 DR 3 REB 4 AST 3 STL 0 BLK 1 TO 0 PF 3 AST/TO INF PER 19.51
C. Anthony PF GP 1 GS 0 MIN 24 PTS 15 OR 1 DR 3 REB 4 AST 0 STL 1 BLK 0 TO 1 PF 2 AST/TO 0 PER 15.21
E. Kanter C GP 1 GS 0 MIN 26 PTS 14 OR 1 DR 7 REB 8 AST 0 STL 0 BLK 0 TO 0 PF 0 AST/TO 0 PER 26.8.
Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers 12/26/2020 Betting Numbers
Houston are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games.
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Eric Gordon SG Quarantine available to return Thursday vs Sacramento Kings
Portland Trail Blazers
Zach Collins PF Ankle is out indefinitely
Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers Betting Picks
The Houston Rockets are just barely bringing a roster in this road game. This should be a good chance for the Portland Trail Blazers to tighten up on their system as Online Betting has them winning this game.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Blazers for this game is -430 while the Rockets are at +337 if they pull a miracle.
ATS: It is a wide nine points between both teams. Blazers get the -9 while the Rockets are on the far side with +9.
TOTALs: The expected total for both teams to reach is 225. Rockets are over and the Blazers are under.
Score Prediction: 115 – 109 Trail Blazers