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Rockets Struggling ATS in Home Games

James Harden Houston Rockets NBA

Neither the Toronto Raptors nor the Houston Rockets are at the top of their respective games entering Friday’s meeting at the Toyota Center, but the Rockets have been an ice-cold wager on their home floor recently. Both clubs have plenty at stake entering the stretch run of the regular season so Friday’s game promises to be a tightly contested game.

Shark Bites
  • Rockets are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games versus teams with a winning road record.
  • The UNDER is 5-0 in Toronto’s last five games overall.
  • Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall.

The Rockets have lost three-straight games and are coming off an 89-87 loss to the Utah Jazz on their home floor Wednesday. They failed to cover the spread as 1.5-point home favorites and have now gone 1-6 against the spread (3-4 straight up) in their past seven home games. As they try to fend off the Utah Jazz for that eight-seed in the Western Conference playoff picture, they will be buoyed by the fact that they defeated the Raptors 113-107 and covered as 7.5-point road pups when the two played at the Air Canada Centre back on March 6 in the last meeting. Furthermore, Houston has gone 5-0 SU in the last five meetings versus the Raps at the Toyota Center.

The Raps began their three-game road trip with a disappointing 91-79 loss at the Boston Celtics Wednesday. The loss ended Toronto’s four-game winning streak but they enter Friday’s slate having already clinched a playoff spot in the East, but still have plenty to play for as they sit two games back of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Raptors have been a solid wager versus the NBA’s Southwest Division this year and bring a 5-1 SU (4-2 ATS) mark versus the division into Friday’s contest.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Rockets to win this game 105-101. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Toronto Raptors vs Houston Rockets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Rockets currently sport a record of 35-37, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 30-41-1 ATS. The Toronto Raptors are 48-22 and 37-32-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Rockets post a 42-30 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Raptors have gone 36-33-1 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Toronto injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the Houston Rockets rated this week at No. 16 and the Toronto Raptors sitting at No. 6.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Toronto Raptors rank No. 17 in the league with 43.31 per game. That compares with Houston's No. 21 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Houston is the NBA's No. 2-ranked team at 10.64 per game, while the Toronto Raptors rate No. 15 with 8.46 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Toronto got 21 points from DeMar DeRozan but lost anyway 91-79 against the Celtics on Wednesday at TD Garden.

The Rockets wasted a 26-point performance from James Harden as Utah ran past them 89-87 on Wednesday at Toyota Center.

Betting Trends
  • Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games
  • Toronto is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • Toronto is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Houston
  • Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Houston's last 18 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Toronto at New Orleans, Saturday, March 26th
Houston at Indiana, Sunday, March 27th