Raptors vs Rockets NBA Game Preview

Toronto Raptors Houston Rockets
3-4 November 11, 2013, 08:00 | Toyota Center 4-3



Houston will look to improve on its 4-3 record on Monday when they host Toronto in NBA odds action at Toyota Center.

The Rockets sport a record of 4-3 and 3-3-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Raptors sit at 3-4 and 3-4 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-4 for the Rockets and 3-4 for the Raptors. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Toronto Raptors vs Houston Rockets Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Rockets installed as -9.5-point Favorite in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 202.

This game pits the Rockets, currently No. 10 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Raptors, who rate No. 13 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 96-94 victory for the Rockets.

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Toronto won its last outing, a 115-91 result against the Jazz on November 9. The Raptors covered in that game as a 9-point favorite, while the 206 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Raptors blew out Utah on Saturday, running up the score in a 115-91 win at Air Canada Centre.

In their last action, Houston was a 107-94 loser at home against the Clippers. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (201) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Houston suffered a 107-94 loss against Los Angeles on Saturday, getting 23 points from Chandler Parsons in a losing effort at Toyota Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 105.57 PPG, against a Raptors defense that ranks No. 4 at 93.86 PPG. The Rockets field goal percentage has averaged 47.35% so far, more than the Raptors shooters have achieved on the year, 43.56% per game.

Next up:
Toronto at Vancouver, Wednesday, November 13th
Houston at Philadelphia, Wednesday, November 13th
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