It was a big surprise: the Houston Rockets won the game with Utah. We are looking forward for the match against the Portland Trail Blazers, which won at home against Indiana. However, the Blazers get victories in hard confrontation. This game was only the second success in the last five matches.
James Harden, Clint Capela, and Russell Westbrook did not play in the last match of Rockets. The first two are in doubt now. Westbrook is likely to play against the Blazers. Stotts has no players without having been injured in recent games.
During the championship, the clubs played with each other twice. Both matches took place in Houston, and if in the first the Rockets smashed the opponent (132:108), then in January, Portland took away the victory in Texas (117:107).
Defenders Damian Lillard and CJ McCallum played excellently. It seems Portland looks like a clear favorite in the confrontation with the guests. However, Utah has been the same favorite in the match with the Rockets the day before. Eric Gordon gained 50 points, set a career record.
Bet on the victory of Portland with a handicap of (-2.5) points with a rate of 2.11.