Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers odds, injury report, starters - December 17

Houston Rockets v Portland Trail Blazers
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The Houston Rockets face the Portland Trail Blazers at home on Saturday, December 17. The Rockets lost to the Miami Heat 111-108 to fall to 9-19. The loss ended a five-game home winning streak. 

The Trail Blazers lost to the Dallas Mavericks 130-110 on Friday night. Their loss ended a three-game winning streak These are the odds, injury reports, and starters for the Rockets vs Trail Blazers’ December 17 matchup.

Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers odds

Wynnbet has the Rockets as +3.5 underdogs against the Trail Blazers. The over/under for total points is 227.5 points. The Rockets’ over/under for points is 112.5, and the Trail Blazers’ over/under for points is 115.5. ESPN analytics gives the Trail Blazers a 53.1% chance to win the game. 

Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers injury report

The Rockets have listed Jae’Sean Tate as out. He recently returned to running on the court in his comeback from a recurring ankle injury. There is still no timetable for a return. Alperen Sengun and Tari Eason are listed as day-to-day, but both are probable to play.

Gary Payton II and Nassir Little are listed as out by the Trail Blazers. Josh Hart, Jerami Grant, and Trendon Watford are listed as day-to-day. Hart and Watford are both probable.

Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers starters

The Rockets started Jalen Green, Eric Gordon, Alperen Sengun, Jabari Smith Jr., and Kevin Porter Jr. against the Heat. If Sengun is not ready to play, the Rockets will likely start Bruno Fernando at center, but Usman Garuba could also get the nod. 

The Trail Blazers started Damian Lillard, Anfernee Simons, Jerami Grant, Jusuf Nurkic, and Josh Hart against the Mavericks. If Grant and Hart are unable to play, Justice Winslow and Trendon Watford are the most likely to slot in their place. 

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