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Rockets Have Not Relished Their Trips To Canada

The Great White North has not been very kind to the Houston Rockets, as James Harden are company are 1-8 SU and ATS in their past nine games visiting the Toronto Raptors. These two teams met earlier this season, though it was in Houston, with the Raptors picking up an 115-102 victory behind DeMar DeRozan’s 24 points.

Shark Bites
  • The Rockets are 12-3 ATS in their past 15 games on the road.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of the past 7 meetings between the Rockets and Raptors.
  • The Raptors are 8-4-1 ATS in their past 13 games against the Rockets.

The Rockets take a seven-game winning streak, a span that has seen the team average 120.3 points per game, into this contest. Not surprisingly, Harden has been an offensive juggernaut during Houston’s winning streak, as the guard has averaged 30.3 points and 11.7 assists while shooting over 46 percent from the floor.

The Raptors haven’t exactly been lighting the world on fire as of late with the club going 2-4 SU in their past six. The most impactful loss may have come Saturday night, as the Raptors lost in overtime in Chicago while the Rockets had the day off.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Houston Rockets betting line opened this morning as 3-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 227 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Rockets to win this game 113-104. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Houston Rockets vs Toronto Raptors Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Toronto battles the Houston Rockets, currently with a 29-9 mark (25-13 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 23-13 for the Toronto Raptors and 21-17 for the Houston Rockets. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Houston injuries news.

This game pits the Toronto Raptors, currently No. 4 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Houston Rockets, who rate No. 1 in the most recent survey update.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Houston Rockets rank No. 8 in the league with 45 per game. That compares with Toronto's No. 24 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Toronto is the NBA's No. 12-ranked team at 9.42 per game, while the Houston Rockets rate No. 1 with 15 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rockets grabbed a 100-93 win over the Magic on Friday, behind a 19-point effort from Ryan Anderson at Amway Center.

DeMar DeRozan chucked in 36 points for Toronto on Saturday, but they still came up short in losing 123-118 at United Center.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 9 games
  • Houston is 12-3 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • Toronto is 15-8 ATS in its last 23 games
  • Toronto is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Toronto is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games
  • Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to Charlotte, Tuesday, January 10th
Toronto home to Boston, Tuesday, January 10th

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