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2023 NBA Handicapping
(23-30) Toronto Raptors vs. Houston Rockets (13-38)
Date: Friday, February 3rd
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Moneyline NBA Odds: Raptors -270 | Rockets +220 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Raptors -5.5
Today’s NBA Betting Total: 230
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First thing of note is both teams last played Wednesday with the Raptors losing 128-131 to the Jazz while the Rockets beat the Thunder 112-106.
The Raptors are 26-27 overall against the spread on the season. Also, they are 8-18 ATS as the away team and 15-14 ATS as the favorite.
Additionally, the Rockets are 19-29-3 against the spread this season. Also, they are 8-17 ATS as the home team and 13-35 ATS as the underdog.
Friday, February 3rd, finds the Toronto Raptors facing the Houston Rockets for the second and final time this season. Toronto won the initial contest 116-109 on November 9th.
Last season the clubs played twice with the Raptors sweeping the regular-season series. The Rockets hold the all-time record with 29 wins in 53 matches versus the Raptors.
*Editor’s Note: Statistics and rankings are current as of this writing, Thursday, February 2nd. Numbers may vary slightly entering games on Friday, February 3rd.
Although there were numerous reserve snubs perhaps none was more insulting than Pascal Siakam who becomes the first player to average 25 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists not to make an All-Star team.
In truth, his play has fallen off, with Scottie Barnes, Precious Achiuwa, OG Anunoby, and Fred VanVleet more frequently impacting the wins.
It also didn’t help the East gave three teams two reps (Celtics, Bucks, Nets) whereas the West only gave the Grizz two reps.
Diving deeper, Bam Adebayo and Julius Randle are on teams seeded higher and ironically, the player who likely took his spot is former Raptors star DeMar DeRozan.
On offense, the Raptors score 113.1 points per game ranking 19th while shooting 45.3% from the field and 33.4% from the perimeter ranking 27th and 28th respectively.
Defensively, the Raptors allow 112.6 points per game ranking 11th best with opponents shooting 49.0% from the field and 37.4% from deep ranking 28th and 29th respectively.
OG Anunoby (wrist) is out indefinitely. Otto Porter Jr (toe surgery) is shut down for the season.
To summarize the injury report…
- Otto Porter Jr., SF (OUT for season, — foot)
- OG Anunoby, SF (OUT indefinitely— wrist)
You never want to question a team’s actions but because the Rockets are tanking seeing their best two to four players routinely on the injury report begs the question if it’s a purposeful decision.
Then again the Rockets beat the Thunder who are now trying (we think?) to get into the play-in so not all best-laid plans work if that’s what they’re doing.
Offensively, the Rockets score 109.6 points per game ranking 29th overall. Houston shoots 44.9% from the field which is the worst in the league and 32.7% from the perimeter ranking 29th overall.
Defensively, the Rockets allow opponents to score 116.9 points per game which ranks 24th overall, while Houston’s foes shoot 47.2% and 36.5% from the perimeter ranking 14th and 22nd respectively.
To summarize the injury report…
- Kevin Porter Jr, SG (OUT indefinitely — foot)
- Jalen Green SG (Downgraded to OUT—calf)
- Jabari Smith, PF (upgraded to Probable — undisclosed)
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Toronto Raptors vs. Houston Rockets NBA Betting Trends:
- At this point, the Raptors are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games.
- Also, the Raptors are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games against Houston.
- By comparison, the Rockets are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games.
- Finally, the Rockets are 3-15 SU in their last 18 games.
Free Toronto Raptors vs. Houston Rockets NBA Prediction:
With the Rockets starting backcourt out it should be a romp by the Raptors –however, it will be interesting to see how Siakam in particular responds to the snub. He’s been looking absolutely exhausted so it might be a great game to give him the night off.
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