It figures to be a high-scoring affair as the Toronto Raptors (7-5), 6-point underdogs, travel to Houston to play the Rockets (11-3). The game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 219 points and it will air on NBATV at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.
Toronto Raptors vs. Houston Rockets ATS Odds
In their last contest, the Rockets won big over the Indiana Pacers, 118-95, while the Raptors lost a close one to the Boston Celtics, 95-94.
Houston played a flawless game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 22.7 (above their season average of 22.0) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.572 (above their season average of 0.549). Indiana had marks of 15.9 and 0.494, respectively, for those same stats. Toronto, meanwhile, did a terrific job of making free throws (20-23; 87.0 percent). James Harden played well for Houston with 26 points, 15 assists and five rebounds. Meanwhile, DeMar DeRozan led the way for Toronto, recording 24 points.
It might turn into a high-scoring affair as two of the league’s premier offenses face off. Houston ranks second with 110.7 points per 100 possessions and Toronto is fifth (108.7).
Vegas has been spot on when setting the total of Raptors games, with an even split between overs and unders. Toronto holds records of 7-5 straight up (SU) and 6-6 against the spread (ATS).
Of the Rockets’ 14 games, 8 have finished under the total. Further, Houston is 11-3 SU and 8-6 ATS.
Harden has really been playing well as of late for Houston, averaging 37.8 points, 10.8 assists and 1.6 steals over the last five games.
This was a highly competitive series last year. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. In the last matchup, the Rockets won 129-122. Houston had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (22.2 vs. 12.1). Toronto, on the other hand, did a great job of getting and making free throws (27-30; 90.0 percent). This is the first time these teams will meet this year.
Toronto Raptors at Houston Rockets Free Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Rockets, ATS Winner – Rockets, O/U – Under
The Rockets average 4.9 blocks per game, which ranks 12th in the league. The Raptors rank 14th in blocks allowed per game (4.8).
Toronto averages 20.8 points off turnovers per game, which ranks third in the NBA. Houston ranks 23rd in points off turnovers allowed per game (19.4).
The Raptors rank seventh in three pointers attempted per game (31.1) while the Rockets rank 14th in three pointers allowed per game (27.7).
Toronto averages 47.2 points in the paint per game, which ranks seventh in the league. Houston ranks 14th in points allowed in the paint per game (43.6).
Houston ranks second in rebounds allowed per game (40.2) while Toronto ranks sixth (41.8).
The Rockets rank third in second chance points allowed per game (9.6) while the Raptors rank 20th (13.2).
The Rockets rank fourth in steals per game (9.2) while the Raptors rank ninth (8.5).
Toronto averages 22.0 assists per game, which ranks 12th in the NBA. Houston ranks 14th in assists allowed per game (22.3).
Houston averages 11.0 fast break points per game, which ranks 11th in the NBA. Toronto ranks 25th in fast break points allowed per game (13.5).
Toronto is 3-1 when they allow under 100 points, while Houston is 5-1.
The Raptors are 6-2 when they reach the century mark, while the Rockets are 11-1.
Toronto is 4-3 ATS on the road, while Houston is 3-3 ATS at home.
The Raptors have 5 unders and 2 overs in 7 road games.
The Rockets have 3 overs and 3 unders in 6 home games.
In their last five games, Toronto and Houston have both had 3 overs and 2 unders.
The Rockets are 4-1 ATS over their last five games, while the Raptors are 1-4.
During their last five games, the Rockets have scored an average of 120.4 points per game (9.3 above their season average) and allowed an average of 103.6 points per game (0.7 above their season average).
The Raptors’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 1.2, down from 4.4 for the season.