Toronto Raptors vs Houston Rockets Predictions & Betting Odds - NBA Picks

Defending NBA champions, the Toronto Raptors (15-5), take on one of the pretenders to their crown when the Houston Rockets (13-7) visit the Scotiabank Arena on Thursday night.
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Toronto Raptors vs Houston Rockets
December 06,2019
7.30PM (Local time)

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

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.

The Money Line sees Toronto as marginal favourites at odds of -120.48 (1.83) with bet365 Sportsbook, with Houston Rockets available at +105 (2.05) with Betway Sports.

NBA Predictions: Money Line - Toronto Raptors to Win @ -120.48 (1.83) with bet365

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