Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets Prediction, 1/28/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets
Date: Friday, January 28, 2022
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
TV: ROOT SPORTS
The Houston Rockets (14-34) host the Portland Trail Blazers (20-28) at Toyota Center on Friday.
The Trail Blazers stepped onto the hardwood against the Mavericks and took a loss by a score of 132-112 in their last game. In reference to personal fouls, the Trail Blazers walked away with 21 while the Mavericks accumulated 8 personal fouls. They also buried 16 out of their 36 attempts from 3-point land. Dallas finished the contest at 76.9% from the charity stripe by knocking down 20 of their 26 attempts. On top of that, Dallas grabbed 39 rebounds (6 offensive, 33 defensive) and earned 1 block. Dallas distributed 45 dimes and had 35 steals for this contest. With respect to the defense, Portland allowed the other team to go 54.5% from the floor on 48 out of 88 shooting. They also dished out 27 assists in the game in addition to forcing 6 turnovers and getting 4 steals. In the matter of getting rebounds, they collected a total of 38 with 3 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Trail Blazers made 14 of 23 attempts for a percentage of 60.9%. Portland walked away from the game with a 51.2% field goal percentage (42 out of 82) and made 14 of their 38 3-point shots.
Anfernee Simons is a guy who was a factor in this matchup. Simons walked away from this one shooting 64.3% from the floor and also earned 7 dimes. He saw the court for 36 mins and also collected 2 rebounds. He was able to score 23 points on 9 out of 14 shooting.
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Portland will enter this matchup with a win-loss record of 20-28 on the campaign. They are giving up possession 13.9 times per contest and as a unit they commit 20.0 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Portland is snagging 43.8 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,097 assists this season, which has them ranked 24th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Trail Blazers are shooting 36.0% on shots beyond the perimeter (655 of 1,821) and 76.8% from the free throw line. They average 108.5 points per outing (16th in the league) while connecting on 44.8% from the field.
Defensively, the Trail Blazers are able to force 13.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.9 personal fouls. They are 28th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,237 relinquished this season. The Trail Blazers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 47.5% (1,972 of 4,155) and they surrender 43.5 rebounds per contest as a group. They give up 37.2% from 3-point land and they rank 27th in basketball in PPG allowed (112.4).
In their last game, the Rockets walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 134-104 against the Spurs. The Rockets snagged 27 defensive rebounds and 18 offensive boards for a total of 45 in this matchup. They also coughed up the ball 15 times, while getting 8 steals in this contest. The Spurs earned 13 fouls for the game which took the Rockets to the free throw line for a total of 25 attempts. They were able to make 17 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 68.0%. With respect to shots from downtown, Houston converted 9 out of 34 tries (26.5%). When this game wrapped up, the Rockets went 39 for 95 from the field which gave them a rate of 41.1%. The Rockets permitted the Spurs to bury 58 out of 101 attempts from the field which had them shooting 57.4% for the matchup. They finished 37.5% from behind the 3-point line by going 12 out of 32 and walked away from this one shooting 6 out of 6 at the free throw line (100.0%). In the matter of rebounds, Houston allowed San Antonio to pull down 38 in total (11 offensive).
Kenyon Martin Jr. ended up having an impact for the Rockets for the matchup. He made 6 out of 7 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 85.7%, and had 8 rebounds. Martin totaled 13 points in his 29 minutes on the hardwood and had 2 dimes for the matchup.
Houston has a win-loss record of 14-34 for the year. When it comes to offensive execution, the Rockets are connecting on 45.1% from the field, which ranks 19th in the NBA. Houston has totaled 5,196 points for the season (108.3 per game) and they grab 43.1 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 22.9 times per game (22nd in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 16.9 times per game. The Rockets are responsible for committing 20.0 fouls every game and they go 71.6% from the free throw line.
The Rockets on the defensive end are ranked 30th in the league in points allowed per game with 116.7. They are forcing 13.8 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 47.2% from the floor (28th in the league). The Houston defense allows 34.7% from downtown (635 of 1,831) and their opposition knocks down 78.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 25.3 dimes and 45.6 rebounds per game, which is ranked 25th and 21st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Portland
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