Toronto Raptors vs Houston Rockets Predictions & Betting Odds - NBA Picks
December 05, 2019
Toronto Raptors Form
After a nine-game home-court winning streak this season, the Raptors finally went down to a first home loss when they were beaten 121-110 in overtime by the Miami Heat on Tuesday night. The loss also snapped the Raptors’ season-high winning streak at seven games.
Norman Powell scored 23 points and Fred VanVleet had 19 for Toronto, while Pascal Siakam had 15 points and 12 rebounds. One big positive for the Raptors was that, after missing 11 games because of a fractured left thumb, Kyle Lowry returned to action.
Betting Odds - Winner
- Toronto Raptors to win at -120.48 (1.83) $200 Free Bet
- Houston Rockets to win at +100 (2.00) $200 Free Bet
- Toronto Raptors to win at -125 (1.80) $250 Free Bet
- Houston Rockets to win at +105 (2.05) $250 Free Bet
- Toronto Raptors to win at -126.58 (1.79) $200 Free Bet
- Houston Rockets to win at +105 (2.05) $200 Free Bet
Houston Rockets Form
The Rockets were also beaten on Tuesday night, going down to a 135-133 loss in double overtime at the San Antonio Spurs. It was a game that the Rockets looked to have won when they led by 22 points in the second half.
As usual, James Harden led the way for the Rockets with 50 points, while Clint Capela added 22 and Russell Westbrook and Austin Rivers each scored 19.
On the stats front, the Raptors are averaging 113.1 Points per Game (PPG) and allowing 105.0 (PA) this season, while Houston are averaging 120.9 PPG, with 115.5 PA.
Player Matchup – Siakam vs Harden
The main matchup in this game is between Pascal Siakam and James Harden. Siakam is currently averaging 25.1 Points per Game (PPG), 46.7 Field Goal Percentage (FG%) and 81.3 Free Throw Percentage (FT%).
Harden is shooting a phenomenal 39.5 PPG, 43.3 FG% and 87.6 FT%.
Raptors vs Rockets Betting Lines & Pick
If the Toronto Raptors can restrict James Harden, they will almost certainly win this game and our NBA betting tip is for them to regain the winning habit at home.