Portland faces Houston, aims to stop road losing streak

Wed, Jan 24, 2024
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Portland faces Houston, aims to stop road losing streak

Portland Trail Blazers (12-31, 14th in the Western Conference) vs. Houston Rockets (20-22, 11th in the Western Conference)

Houston; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Rockets -9.5; over/under is 221

BOTTOM LINE: Portland travels to Houston looking to end its five-game road slide.

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The Rockets are 15-10 against Western Conference opponents. Houston is sixth in the league with 45.2 rebounds led by Alperen Sengun averaging 9.2.

The Trail Blazers are 5-25 against Western Conference opponents. Portland is 8-9 when it wins the turnover battle and averages 14.3 turnovers per game.

The Rockets are shooting 45.9% from the field this season, 3.7 percentage points lower than the 49.6% the Trail Blazers allow to opponents. The Trail Blazers average 107.6 points per game, 4.5 fewer than the 112.1 the Rockets allow to opponents.

TOP PERFORMERS: Sengun is scoring 22.0 points per game with 9.2 rebounds and 5.0 assists for the Rockets. Jalen Green is averaging 16.1 points and 4.6 rebounds while shooting 37.5% over the last 10 games for Houston.

Malcolm Brogdon is scoring 15.6 points per game and averaging 3.6 rebounds for the Trail Blazers. Anfernee Simons is averaging 2.6 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Portland.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rockets: 3-7, averaging 110.7 points, 45.6 rebounds, 22.7 assists, 8.2 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 43.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 120.4 points per game.

Trail Blazers: 3-7, averaging 104.9 points, 40.8 rebounds, 21.4 assists, 6.4 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 42.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 122.3 points.

INJURIES: Rockets: Victor Oladipo: out (knee), Tari Eason: out (leg), Reggie Bullock: day to day (back), Jalen Green: day to day (illness).

Trail Blazers: Moses Brown: out (wrist), Robert Williams III: out for season (knee), Shaedon Sharpe: out (abdominal).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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