Raptors at Rockets 11/14/17 - NBA Picks & Predictions
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Toronto Raptors vs. Houston Rockets
NBA: 8:00 PM EST
Nov. 14, 2017
TV: NBA TV
Latest Odds : HOU -6.5 Total 219
NBA TV will feature a Tuesday night matchup between the Toronto Raptors and the Houston Rockets from the Toyota Center. The Raptors are two games above .500 overall and rank 7th in the league in scoring at 108.8 points per game. On Sunday, Toronto was unable to make the plays down the stretch of a 95-94 road loss at Boston. The Raptors shot 46 percent from the field and were outrebounded by a 56-40 margin on the afternoon.
All-Star G DeMar DeRozan led all scorers with 24 points on an inefficient 8-for-22 shooting performance. Kyle Lowry added 19 points and seven assists in a losing effort for the Raptors.
The Houston Rockets have won 11 of their first 14 games and own the best record in the Western Conference to start the season. The Rockets enter this contest riding a six-game winning streak and rank 3rd in the league in scoring at 111.1 points per game. On Sunday, Houston raced out to a 17-point lead after one quarter and cruised to a 118-95 road triumph over Indiana. The Rockets connected on 17-for-47 from long range and shot 48 percent overall.
James Harden tallied a game high 26 points and dished out 15 assists for the Rockets. Clint Capela is looking like an early season All-Star and finished with 20 points to go along with 17 rebounds.
Recent Betting Trends:
Raptors are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
Rockets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Under is 24-9 in Raptors last 33 road games.
Over is 5-2 in Rockets last 7 overall.
Home team is 14-5-1 ATS in the last 20 meetings.
Free Betting Pick: Houston Rockets -6.5
Houston G Chris Paul (knee) is looking to return to the lineup on Thursday versus Phoenix. These two teams rank in the top five in offensive efficiency, so the over is worth a look. However, I am going to recommend a play on the red hot Rockets. Final Score Prediction, Houston Rockets win and cover ATS 117-104.