Blazers vs Rockets Game Info
2022 NBA Summer League Game
Portland Trail Blazers (2-1) vs. Houston Rockets (2-1)
Date: Thursday, July 14, 2022
Time: 9:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Thomas & Mack Center — Las Vegas, NV
The Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets meet head-to-head in Summer League action on Thursday night. Portland is coming off of an 88-77 win over the New York Knicks on Monday. Rookie Jabari Walker (16 points, 13 rebounds) and second-year pro Trendon Watford (18 points) were the driving forces.
Meanwhile, the Rockets secured their second win with a 97-84 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday. 2022 No. 17 overall pick Tari Eason balled out with a double-double (22 points, 10 rebounds) as four Houston players scored at least 18 points. The team also shot 40.0% from beyond the arc.
Blazers vs Rockets Odds & Spread
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Moneyline: POR: (-124) | HOU: (+102)
Spread: POR: -1.5 (-110) | HOU: +1.5 (-110)
Total: 171.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Odds to Win Summer League Championship: POR: (+700) | HOU: (+13000)
Portland enters this contest as a slight favorite on the moneyline and spread. This 9:30 p.m. ET clash also features the lowest total of Thursday's eight-game slate.
Blazers vs Rockets Prediction & Pick
The Blazers have bounced back over the last few days in a big way. Since turning the ball over 20 times in an opening loss to the Detroit Pistons, Portland has beat the New Orleans Pelicans and New York Knicks. Those two teams currently lead in the odds to win Summer League.
Rockets rookies have wasted no time becoming popular with the fan base. No. 3 overall pick Jabari Smith is averaging 13.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game while Eason is dropping 16.7 points on his own. The emergence of second-year pro Josh Christopher (19.7 PPG) creates a scary trio.
I'll take a chance on the a young Rockets squad to pull off an upset here (+102).
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