At 7:30 ET, the Toronto Raptors (-142) will host the Houston Rockets (+117) in a non-conference matchup. The Rockets are currently 12th in the Western Conference with a 23-27 record, while the Raptors are 12th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 18-33.

The over/under line for the game is 232.5, and the Raptors are favored by 3 points. The game will be played at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto and can be seen on SN.

HOUSTON ROCKETS VS TORONTO RAPTORS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Houston Rockets +3

This game will be played at Scotiabank Arena at 7:30 ET on Friday, February 9th.

WHY BET THE HOUSTON ROCKETS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 115-113 in favor of the Rockets.
  • Our projections have Alperen Sengün finishing with Alperen Sengün points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Rockets finishing with a field goal percentage of 46.8% and knocking down 9 threes.

Will the Rockets Come Through as Road Underdogs?

Houston is 24-26 on the over/under this season, and 43 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today’s (232.5). The average O/U line in their games is 223.9, and their games have averaged 226.4 points.

The Rockets have an ATS record of 27-22 this season, going 9-13 ATS on the road and 18-9 ATS at home. As the underdog, they are 16-16 ATS and have failed to cover the spread in their last two games.

In their last game, the Rockets lost to the Pacers by a score of 132-129. The O/U line for that game was 244.5, and Houston covered the spread as 8.5-point underdogs.

Currently, the Rockets are 12th in the Western Conference with a record of 23-27. In non-conference games, they are 7-14 and 16-13 against other Western Conference teams.

As the underdog this season, Houston is 10-23 straight-up and 16-16 vs. the spread. On the road, they are 5-18 for the season, and their average scoring differential is -5.5 points per game.

When it comes to scoring, the Rockets have been below the NBA average in 58% of their games this season. Overall, they are 21st in scoring at 113.7 points per game. On the road, Houston is averaging 111.4 points per game.

In terms of pace, the Rockets are 13th in the league at 99.4 possessions per game. This has led to them being 13th in two-point field goal attempts.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Houston is 26th in the league at 35%. Overall, they are 20th in three-pointers made at 12 per game.

This season, the Rockets defense has been impressive, holding the 10th position in the league while permitting an average of 112.7 points per contest. In their previous matchup vs. the Pacers, the Rockets’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 51% leading to 132 points.

Does Toronto Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?

The Raptors have a record of 28-22-1 against the over/under this season, and the over has hit in their last four games. Today’s O/U line is set at 232.5, which is just slightly higher than their season average of 228.

In their last game against the Hornets, the Raptors won by a score of 123-117. The O/U line for that game was 226.5, and Toronto was favored by 7 points. This improved their ATS record to 24-27 for the season.

Toronto’s record of 18-33 has them in 12th place in the Eastern Conference. As the favorite, the Raptors are 9-8 this season and have gone 7-10 ATS as the favorite. Today, they are favored by 3 points.

In non-conference games, the Raptors are 6-12 compared to 12-21 against the Eastern Conference. Against other teams in the Atlantic Division, they are winless at 0-11.

On average, the Raptors’ games have seen a combined scoring total of 232.2 points per game. This is just below today’s O/U line of 232.5.

This season, the Raptors’ offense has been one of the most efficient in the league, ranking 12th in field goal percentage and 6th in two-point field goals made per game. However, they are just 24th in three-point shooting at 36%.

When playing at home, the Raptors are averaging 111.8 points per game, which is 28th in the NBA. Overall, they are 19th in scoring at 114.5 points per game.

So far this season, Toronto has outscored the NBA scoring average in 47.1% of their games. In terms of pace, the Raptors are 14th in the league at 98.9 possessions per game.

So far, the Raptors’ defense is ranked 19th in the league at 117.7 points per contest. Inside the arc, the Raptors defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 56.0% and 37.5% from three-point territory.