NBA:Houston Rockets - Portland Trail Blazers
- Title : NBA:Houston Rockets - Portland Trail Blazers
Christian Wood is coming back tonight and he will boosting Rockets that's won three straight and has new life sans James Harden. Wood had 31 points and 13 rebounds at Portland on Dec. 26. In John Wall and Victor Oladipo, Houston has two elite defenders to throw at Damian Lillard. With Portland still missing two of its three best players here.
Portland remains without three starters in CJ McCollum, Jusuf Nurkic and Robert Covington so short of Damian Lillard hanging 50 and Carmelo Anthony 30, it's hard to see this game being super competitive
The Rockets have trended strongly ). One reason for that is the Rockets have the league’s fifth best defensive effective field goal percentage. The Trail Blazers still have excellent scoring ability, but the bottom of the rotation is a little suspect. I think the Rockets will control the pace in this one,they are a superior shooting and rebounding team and it will be consequently, and not permitting in excess of 109 points in every one of their last four games, that will lead Houston to triumph.
The key detail that will decide result is Portland's 3-point shooting, both in number of endeavors and the rate at which the Blazers hit them.
We can't anticipate the last mentioned, yet it's the previous number that stresses me for Portland. Houston isn't allowing adversaries to shoot away from profound, and the Blazers are not truly adept at scoring without the long-range shot.
I don't know the Blazers will have the option to discover enough offense to balance the terrible guard here, and that is a protection that Wall and Oladipo ought to have the option to dismantle for simple bushels and get Houston's offense moving.
I will take Houston in this one!
|Prediction||Houston Rockets -2 Line - Including Overtime|
|Start Time||03:40 : 29-Jan-21|