Rockets vs Blazers Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/29/2020
Game: Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers
Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Houston -4
Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers (20-27, 4th in the Northwest Division) play the Houston Rockets (29-17, 2nd in the Southwest Division) at Moda Center on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Portland opens this matchup as 4 point dogs. The O/U opens at 228.
The Rockets are covering 47.8% of the time, having gone 22-24-0 ATS. Portland is covering 37.8% of the time, going 17-28-2 against the spread.
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
01/27/20 C Clint Capela Heel is questionable Wednesday vs Portland
01/27/20 SG James Harden Thigh is questionable Wednesday vs Portland
Key Portland Trail Blazers Injuries
12/25/19 PF Zach Collins Shoulder is out indefinitely
12/06/19 SG Rodney Hood Achilles is out indefinitely
10/19/19 C Jusuf Nurkic Leg is out indefinitely
01/05/20 PF Skal Labissiere Knee is out indefinitely
Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 26.0 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. James Harden averages 36.1 points per game in 37.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.3 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Damian Lillard averages 28.8 points per game while playing 37.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 7.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. Hassan Whiteside averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 14.0 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 118.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 46.9 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 15.1 per game. The Rockets allow 114.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 16th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.2 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 25.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland is 10th in the league with 112.8 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.1. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 46.0 boards per game, and 30th in assists per contest with 19.9. The Blazers are 26th in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Blazers surrender 114.9 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 23.9 assists allowed per contest and 30th with 47.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blazers are 2nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per game.
The Rockets are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 109.7, and their offensive rating of 113.9 is ranked 15th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 103.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 6th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA. Houston is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA.
Portland is 29th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 19th in the NBA. The Blazers are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 113.4, and their offensive rating of 111.3 is ranked 28th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 20th. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Blazers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Houston -4
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