Toronoto Raptors vs Houston Rockets NBA betting prediction

NBA Toronto Raptors vs Houston Rockets Prediction 2/2/2024

The Toronto Raptors (17-30) travel to face off against the Houston Rockets (22-25) on Friday, February 2nd. This game will be played at Toyota Center in Houston and televised on Spac. The Raptors are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Rockets are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Bulls. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

Raptors vs Rockets

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The Raptors Are Coming Off A Win

In the game against the Bulls, Gary Trent Jr. was the top scorer for Toronto, recording 24 points. His field goal percentage for the game was 51.8%. Bruce Brown also contributed 19 points as the Raptors won by a score of 118-107 vs. the Bulls.

Coming into today, the Raptors are 17-30 overall and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. On the road, they are 7-17 compared to 10-13 at home.

So far, Toronto is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 23-24. In their last three home games, Toronto has been unable to cover the spread, and they maintain an ATS record of 10-13 at home compared to 13-11 on the road.

The Rockets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Rockets’ most recent game versus the Pelicans saw Jalen Green lead the Rockets with 31 points while shooting 11/20 from the field. Cam Whitmore finished 2nd on the team with 17 points, but Houston ended the game with a 110-99 loss.

Currently, the Rockets are 11th in the Western Conference and 3rd in the Southwest division. Heading into today’s game vs. the Raptors, they are 22-25 overall and are looking to reach .500.

Houston comes in with an overall ATS record of 25-21 so far this season. The Rockets are in the midst of a three game ATS win streak as underdogs, and they come in with a 10-6 record against the spread as favorites.

Raptors Offense Breakdown

The Raptors come into today’s game as the 18th ranked scoring offense at 114.5 points per game.

On the season, the Raptors are averaging 114.5 points per game, which is 18th in the NBA. However, when playing on the road, they are averaging 117.1 points per game, which is 9th in the league.

So far, Toronto has outscored the NBA scoring average in 46.8% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 14th in the league at 98.7 possessions per game.

When it comes to field goal percentage, the Raptors are shooting 48%, which is 10th in the NBA. In terms of two-point shooting, they are 13th in the league at 55%.

Rockets Offense Breakdown

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Through 47 games the Rockets are averaging 113.4 points per contest, placing them 21st in the NBA.

At home, the Rockets are averaging 114.9 points per game, which is 20th in the NBA. Overall, they are 21st in scoring at 113.4 points per game. In terms of pace, Houston is 13th in the league at 99.2 possessions per game.

So far this season, the Rockets have made an average of 12 three-pointers per game, which is 20th in the NBA. They are shooting 35% from beyond the arc, which is 27th in the league.

When it comes to two-point shooting, Houston is 25th in the league with a 53% success rate. In terms of free throws, the Rockets are 13th in both attempts (23.7) and makes (18.5) per game.

Raptors Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Raptors’ defense is giving up an average of 116.6 points per contest. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Raptors are forcing 12.8 per game, which is 15th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 20th in blocked shots at 4.8 per game.

Rockets Team Defense

At present, the Rockets’ defense is ranked 10th, allowing 112.5 points per game. Opponents are hitting 54.0% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 34.1% of their three-point attempts.

Key Players For The Raptors And Rockets

Our game forecasts for today suggest that RJ Barrett is set to be the main scorer for the Raptors, recording 19 points and shooting 7/15 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 19.2 points per game, along with 5.2 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Alperen Sengün to be the top scorer for the Rockets. Our projection has him finishing the game with 19, and he is expected to secure 9 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 54.1%, and he is contributing 21.7 points per game on average.

Raptors vs Rockets Trends

  • Across their last five road contests, Toronto has a 3-2 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-4, while averaging 115 points per game.
  • In their last five games at home, the Rockets have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 2-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 112 points per game in this stretch.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Raptors have gone 2-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Rockets have a straight up record of 1-2 and an ATS mark of 1-2.

Raptors vs Rockets Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +5.5, the Raptors is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 228.5, and our model projects the Raptors and Rockets to reach a combined total of 225 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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