Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets 11/12/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets
Date: Friday, November 12, 2021
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
TV: ROOT SPORTS
The Houston Rockets (1-10) will play the Portland Trail Blazers (5-7) at Toyota Center on Friday.
The Trail Blazers stepped onto the hardwood against the Suns and went home with a loss by a final score of 119-109 in their last contest. Portland walked away from the game having earned a 48.4% field goal percentage (44 of 91) and made 7 out of their 30 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Trail Blazers converted 14 of their 16 tries for a percentage of 87.5%. When talking about hauling in boards, they collected 46 with 14 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 24 assists in the game while creating 6 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In reference to the defense, Portland allowed their opponent to shoot 52.1% from the field on 49 out of 94 shooting. Phoenix totaled 39 dimes and had 27 steals for this game. In addition, Phoenix totaled 30 rebounds (9 offensive, 21 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Phoenix finished the contest at 83.3% when shooting free throws by making 10 of their 12 shots. They converted 11 out of their 28 attempts from 3-point land. Concerning personal fouls, the Trail Blazers ended up finishing with 21 and the Suns recorded 10 personal fouls.
Damian Lillard is one guy who was a major factor in the matchup. He ended up finishing with 28 points on 12 out of 23 shooting. He played 38 mins played and also snagged 7 rebounds. Lillard finished the contest at 52.2% from the field and also distributed 7 assists.
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Portland steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 5-7 on the campaign. They are losing possession via turnover 14.0 times per contest and as a team they commit 18.2 fouls per game. As a unit, Portland is collecting 47.4 boards per game and is sitting with 284 dimes this season, which ranks 8th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Trail Blazers are connecting on 35.1% on shots from beyond the arc (170 of 485) and 75.1% from the free throw line. They average 110.1 pts per game (9th in the NBA) while hitting 45.6% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Trail Blazers are able to force 13.7 turnovers per game and they draw 18.8 fouls. They give up 38.3% on shots from downtown and they are 20th in the league in PPG allowed (109.2). The Trail Blazers defense is allowing a FG percentage of 46.5% (493 of 1,060) and they concede 43.3 rebounds per game as a unit. They are ranked 29th in the league in giving up assists with 331 surrendered so far this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Rockets took a loss by a score of 112-104 when they played the Pistons. When discussing rebounding, Houston allowed Detroit to grab 33 in all (16 on the offensive glass). They finished 33.3% from distance by going 16 of 48 and finished the game at 12 out of 18 from the charity stripe (66.7%). The Rockets permitted the Pistons to make 42 out of their 97 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.3% for the game. When the final whistle blew, the Rockets shot 35 out of 82 from the field which gave them a percentage of 42.7%. In relation to shots from beyond the arc, Houston knocked down 12 of 34 attempts (35.3%). They were able to knock down 22 of the free throw tries for a rate of 64.7%. The Pistons committed 14 personal fouls in the game which got the Rockets to the free throw line for a total of 34 attempts. They gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while earning 5 steals in the matchup. The Rockets were able to pull down 34 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 42 for the matchup.
Christian Wood ended up being a major contributor for the Rockets in this game. He buried 7 out of 14 for the matchup giving him a rate of 50.0%, and added 9 rebounds. Wood earned 20 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and had 3 assists in the matchup.
Houston has a mark of 1-10 on the campaign. As an offensive unit, the Rockets are connecting on 44.2% from the field, which ranks 20th in basketball. Houston has scored 1,142 points on the campaign (103.8 per contest) and they collect 44.7 rebounds per game. They are getting an assist 21.1 times per game (24th in basketball) and they turn it over 19.5 times per contest. The Rockets are committing 20.0 fouls every game and they hit 69.6% from the free throw line.
The Houston defense gives up 32.4% on shots from 3-point land (142 of 438) and their opponents are making 76.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 24.5 dimes and 45.7 total rebounds per game, which is 21st and 16th in the NBA. The Rockets on defense are ranked 24th in the league in PPG surrendered with 111.3. They are forcing their opponents into 15.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 45.4% from the field (21st in the NBA).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Houston and under the total points
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