Toronto Raptors at Houston Rockets Point Spread Pick - Odds - Free NBA Prediction
The Houston Rockets (11-3) host the Toronto Raptors (7-5) in a non-conference match up that will take place at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX at 8 PM ET. The Rockets are the 6.5-point home favorite with the total on the board at 219.
The Raptors were on the road in their latest where they lost to the Boston Celtics 95-94. DeMar DeRozan was the high scorer for Toronto with 24 points on 8/22 shooting. Al Horford was the high scorer for Boston picking up 21 points on 8/9 shooting. Four of five Celtics starters scored in double figures while only two did so for the Raptors. For the game the Raptors shot a better FG% (46.4% to 40.2%), but they were sloppy with the ball with 17 turnovers and gave up 15 offensive rebounds while only grabbing six. Toronto failed to cover the spread as a 3.5-point favorite with the total going UNDER. The Raps were the road favorite due to Boston’s Kyrie Irving being out with a concussion. The Raptors had won two in a row before the loss to the Celtics.
In their last game the Rockets were on the road and they went into Indiana and crushed the Pacers 118-95. James Harden led Houston in scoring with 26 points on 9/21 shooting and he also had 15 assists with Clint Capela going for 20 points and 17 rebounds. Victor Oladipo was the high scorer for Indiana picking up 28 points on 11.17 shooting and he was one of only two starters for the Pacers to score in double figures. The Rockets got off to a great start outscoring Indiana 35-18 in the first quarter and for the game they shot 47.8% and the Pacers shot 44.6%. Houston easily covered the spread as a 3.5-point favorite with the combined 213 falling well short of the closing total line of 226..
The Raptors are 3-4 on the road this season and they rank tied for 7th in ppg, 27th in 3-pt FG%, and 9th in free throw percentage. On defense Toronto ranks 11th in ppg allowed, 18th in 3-pt FG% allowed, and 5th in free-throw percentage allowed.
The Rockets are 4-2 at home this season and they rank 3rd in ppg, 23rd in 3-pt FG%, and 5th in free throw percentage. On defense Houston ranks 8th in ppg allowed, 25th in 3-pt FG% allowed, and 21st in free-throw percentage allowed.
This is the first game between these teams this season. Last season they split the two games with each club picking up a win on the road.
Key Betting Trend
- The Raptors are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games.
- The Raptors are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games after an ATS loss.
- The Raptors have an Under record of 24-9 in their last 33 road games.
- The Rockets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
- The Rockets are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 home games.
- The Rockets have an Over record of 5-2 in their last 7 games.
Toronto vs. Houston Betting Angles
The home team is 14-5-1 ATS in the last 20 games between these teams.
In the last 4 games between these teams the total has gone Over every time.
In the last 5 games between these teams in Houston the Over record is 4-1.
Raptors at Rockets Prediction 11/14/2017
Toronto is only 3-4 on the road this season, but Are a positive 4-3 against the spread and 3-2 ATS as a dog in those games. That said, Houston comes into this game on a roll winning six straight and getting the money for their backers in five of those contests. The margin of victory in five of the six games matched or exceeded 15 points with the lowest MOV being the four points against the Cavs.
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