At 8:00 ET, the Houston Rockets (-223) will host the Toronto Raptors (+182) in a non-conference matchup. The Rockets are favored by 5.5 points, and the over/under line is 228.5.

This game will take place at the Toyota Center in Houston. The Rockets are currently 11th in the Western Conference with a record of 22-25, while the Raptors are 12th in the East at 17-30.

TORONTO RAPTORS VS HOUSTON ROCKETS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Toronto Raptors +5.5

This game will be played at Toyota Center at 8:00 ET on Friday, February 2nd.

WHY BET THE TORONTO RAPTORS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 113-112 in favor of the Raptors.
  • Our projections have RJ Barrett finishing with RJ Barrett points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Raptors finishing with a field goal percentage of 45.8% and knocking down 12 threes.

Can the Raptors Pull the Upset on the Road?

The Raptors have an O/U record of 24-22-1 this season, and their games have averaged 231.1 points per game. Today’s O/U line of 228.5 is lower than their season average of 227.6.

Toronto has gone 16-15 ATS as the underdog this season and are 9-22 as the underdog. On the road, they have an ATS record of 13-11 compared to 10-13 ATS at home. The Raptors have covered the spread in two straight games on the road.

In their win over the Bulls, the teams scored a combined 225 points, which was below the O/U line of 228. The Raptors were 6.5-point underdogs in the game.

In the Eastern Conference, the Raptors are in 12th place with a record of 17-30. Against the East, they are 11-21 and 0-11 against their division. On the road, their record is 7-17.

So far this season, the Raptors are averaging 114.5 points per game, which is 18th in the NBA. However, they have been better on the road, averaging 117.1 points per game compared to 111.8 at home.

In terms of pace, Toronto is 14th in the league, averaging 98.7 possessions per game. They are also 2nd in the NBA in assists at 29.6 per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Raptors are 10th in field goal percentage at 48%. From three-point range, they are 21st in both three-point percentage (35%) and three-point makes per game (11.8).

On defense, the Raptors come into the game ranked 17th in the league in points allowed at 116.6 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 120 points per contest (21st). In the terms of takeaways, Raptors are causing 12.8 turnovers per game, ranking 15th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 20th in rejections, averaging 4.8 blocked shots each game.

Do the Rockets Stand a Chance at Home?

The Rockets are 10.5-point favorites at home today against the Raptors. This season, Houston has been favored in 16 of their 47 games and has gone 12-4 straight-up and 10-6 against the spread in those games. As the favorite, they have a scoring differential of +8.1 points per game.

Houston’s O/U record for the season is 22-25, and 39 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today’s (228.5). On average, Rockets games have seen 225.9 points scored this year.

When looking at their ATS record, the Rockets are 25-21 overall and 17-9 at home. However, they have failed to cover the spread in their last three games as the underdog at home and are 15-15 vs. the spread as the underdog.

In their most recent game, the Rockets lost to the Pelicans by a score of 110-99. The O/U line for that game was 230.5, and Houston was favored by 1 point going into the game.

This season, the Rockets are 22-25 overall and are currently in 11th place in the Western Conference. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 16-12 and 7-3 against division opponents.

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

When it comes to field goal percentage, the Rockets are 24th in the league at 46%. In terms of three-point shooting, Houston is 27th in the NBA at 35%. Overall, they are 25th in true shooting percentage.

So far this season, the Rockets have outscored the NBA scoring average in 40.4% of their games. In terms of assists, Houston is 23rd in the league at 25.1 per game.

This season, the Rockets defense has been impressive, holding the 10th position in the league while permitting an average of 112.5 points per contest. On two point field goal attempts, the Rockets’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 54.0% and allowing 34.1% from beyond the arc.