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Raptors host Rockets in basketball action

Houston RocketsToronto Raptors
49-24April 02, 2014, 07:00 | Air Canada Centre42-32

Air Canada Centre features an NBA battle between the host Toronto Raptors and the visiting Houston Rockets in betting action on Wednesday.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Raptors currently sport a record of 42-32, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 44-29-1 ATS. The Rockets are 49-24 and 37-33-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Raptors post a 38-36 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Rockets have gone 36-35-2 against the number.View Houston Rockets vs Toronto Raptors Odds and Stats.

This game pits the Raptors, currently No. 3 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Rockets, who rate No. 4 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 99-97 victory for the Rockets.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 105-96 loser as they battled the Nets on the road. The Rockets failed to cover in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 201 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Rockets wasted a 26-point performance from James Harden as Brooklyn ran past them 105-96 on Tuesday at Barclays Center.

Toronto lost its last outing, a 93-83 result against the Heat on March 31. The Raptors failed to cover in that game as a 6-point underdog, while the 176 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Toronto got 17 points from Greivis Vasquez but lost anyway 93-83 against the Heat on Monday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 16-ranked offense (100.69 PPG) against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 18 at 101.97 PPG. The Raptors have averaged 44.39% from the field per game, less than the Rockets have managed so far this season (47.43% on average).

A few Rockets at Raptors trends to consider:
Houston is 18-6-1 SU in its last 25 games
Houston is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Houston is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Toronto
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games
Toronto is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Toronto is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Houston home to Oklahoma City, Friday, April 4th
Toronto home to Indiana, Friday, April 4th