Houston vs Portland: prediction for the NBA match
One week ago Houston surprised everyone once again. Back then, Rockets recorded back-to-back victories. They managed to beat Sacramento (118:112) and Utah (116:111). Sometimes team from Texas performs well, but it never lasts long. Rockets are way too inconsistent.
In the next season we will probably see a different Houston. Team's board is looking to improve the squad. Even now Rockets are looking decent, so they have a room for the improvement.
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland deserved everyone's respect. Trail Blazers are playing without Damian Lillard now. Leader of the Blazers is down with an injury. But despite his absence, Oregon team is looking great and even has a chance to advance into the play-in. They are currently 10th in the Western Conference.
Aside from Lillard, previous match was also missed by Robert Covington and Nasir Little. Without these players Trail Blazers suffered a defeat to Dallas (112:132).
Blazers failed to beat that total in each of five most recent matches
Bosnian player averages 14,4 points per game on away matches
On November, Portland recorded an away victory over Houston. Blazers won the match by a 104:92 score. We think that Trail Blazers will record a victory in this match as well. Simons, McCollum and Nurkic will probably put up a great performance. It should be enough to record a victory.
Our prediction - Portland to win the match (Including OT)
Both teams are pretty high-scoring, but we don't think that they will beat the total of 236,5 points. In each of four most recent matches of Houston that total was not beaten. It also didn't happen in recent matches of Portland. We are not expecting something to change this time.
Our second bet is on total under 236,5 points