Rockets vs. Raptors Prediction

Will Rockets cover vs. a Raptors team playing on back-to-back nights? 1/8/17

With the Raptors playing on back-to-back nights, will the red-hot Rockets cover at 6:00PM ET tonight in Toronto?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Raptors are now 2.5-point home underdogs versus the Rockets after opening as a 3-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 227 but has dropped all the way down to 223.5 at the majority of sports books.

Bet Tonight's NBA Action

James Harden scored 14 points on 5-of-15 from the field in a 100-93 win over the Magic on Friday. He added seven rebounds, 10 assists and one steal in 34 minutes as the Rockets were playing on a road back-to-back. Harden missed all eight attempts from the 3-point line in a down performance, but it was still a big win for Houston.

The Raptors blew a double-digit halftime lead in Chicago on Saturday night, falling to the Bulls 123-118 in overtime. Kyle Lowry scored 27 points with 12 assists, nine rebounds, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 44 minutes while DeMar DeRozan scored 36 points with eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in the loss.

NBA Quick Links: Free Matchup Reports|Injuries|Odds Comparison|Scoreboard|Betting Trends

OUR PREDICTION: The Raptors played in Chicago last night, blew a big halftime lead, played in overtime, traveled back to Toronto and now have to play a red-hot Rockets team that has won eight of its last 10 games. Houston is 12-3 against the spread in its last 15 road games, is 5-2 against the number in its last seven games and is 16-5 ATS in its last 21 games playing on one days of rest. The Raptors, meanwhile, are just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last four games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.

 

SUNDAY NBA PREDICTION: HOUSTON ROCKETS -2.5

Loading...

NBA Headlines

NBA Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Celtics vs. Heat Game 4 Prediction The Celtics picked up their first victory in their NBA Eastern Conference Finals matchup with the Heat but will they make it two in a row and even their series...
Thumbnail Lakers vs. Nuggets Game 3 Prediction The Lakers have jumped out to a 2-0 series lead versus the Nuggets but failed to cover as a large favorite on Sunday in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals....
Thumbnail Celtics vs. Heat Game 3 Prediction The Miami Heat will look to take a commanding 3-0 series lead against the Boston Celtics tonight when the two teams meet in Game 3 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference...
Thumbnail Nuggets vs. Lakers Game 1 Prediction Following their upset series win over the Clippers, the Nuggets will attempt the same feat against the NBA’s predominant L.A. team, the Lakers, in the Western...
Thumbnail Heat vs. Celtics Game 2 Prediction Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals will take place tonight in Orlando where the Celtics will look to even their series versus the Heat at 7:00 p.m. ET. Listed...