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Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers 12/26/2020 NBA Odds and Picks

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Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers 12-26-2020 NBA Odds and Picks

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

When: December 26, 2020 10:00 PM ET
Where: Moda Center at the Rose Quarter, Portland, Oregon
TV: NBATV
Stream: NBA League Pass

Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers 12/26/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Houston Rockets +9 (-110) 225 o (-110) +337

Portland Trail Blazers
-9 (-110) 225 u (-110) -430
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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

Trends

Houston Rockets

Houston are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston’s last 8 games.
Houston are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
Houston are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against Portland.
Rockets are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Portland.
Houston are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games on the road.
Houston are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Portland.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston’s last 8 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Houston’s last 12 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.
Houston are 15-5 SU in their last 20 games played in December.

Portland Trail Blazers

Portland are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Portland’s last 18 games.
Portland are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Portland’s last 8 games against Houston.
Portland are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games at home.
Trail Blazers are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games when playing at home against Houston.
Portland are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Southwest Division division.
Portland are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games played in December.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Portland’s last 8 games played on a Saturday.

Injuries

Houston Rockets

Eric Gordon SG Quarantine available to return Thursday vs Sacramento Kings
James Harden SG Quarantine is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Portland
DeMarcus Cousins PF Quarantine available to return Thursday vs Sacramento Kings
John Wall PG Quarantine available to return Thursday vs Sacramento Kings
Ben McLemore SG Quarantine is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Portland
Danuel House Jr. SG Personal is out for season
Chris Clemons PG Achilles is out indefinitely
KJ Martin Jr. SF Quarantine is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Portland
Mason Jones SG Quarantine available to return Thursday vs Sacramento Kings

Portland Trail Blazers

Zach Collins PF Ankle is out indefinitely
Anfernee Simons SG Hamstring is “?” Saturday vs Houston
Nassir Little SF Quarantine is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Houston

Head-to-Head
Houston Rockets Portland Trail Blazers
0-0-0 Against the Spread 0-1-0
0-0-0 Straight Up 0-1-0
0 Points per Game 100
0 Points Allowed per Game 120
0 Offensive FG% 40.22
0 Offensive FT% 82.35
0 Offensive 3PT% 36.36
0 Defensive FG% 45.74
0 Defensive FT% 78.95
0 Defensive 3PT% 38

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