February 26, 2024

Raptors vs Rockets NBA betting odds, trends and predictions

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With Houston listed as a 4.5-point home favorite and a combined score of 227.5, what's the best bet on Friday night's Raptors vs. Rockets matchup at 8:00 PM ET?

Chances of playing and betting

519 Toronto Raptors (+4.5) at 520 Houston Rockets (-4.5); o/u 227.5

7:30 PM ET, Friday, February 2, 2024

Madison Square Garden, New York, New York

Raptors vs. Rockets: Public bettors on Houston

Our NBA Public Betting Information page shows that 58% of public bettors are currently backing the Rockets. However, this information may change throughout the day, so be sure to check the link for the most up-to-date public betting data.

Poeltl participate fully in practice

Jacob Poltel (left ankle sprain) and Emmanuel Quickley (right quadriceps contusion) were full participants in Thursday's practice, and RJ Barrett practiced without contact.

Potel has missed 11 straight games, but he has a chance to return to the lineup on Friday against Houston. Todd Young and Johnty Porter (ret.) have been holding things down at center and both will see their minutes reduced once Poltel returns to the court. Quickley has missed three straight, but if he returns on Friday, Gary Trent Jr. and Dennis Schroder will likely see reduced playing time. Schroeder and GTJ could still be involved if Brett misses a third straight game Friday. Bruce Brown and Jordan Nora will benefit the most from Barrett's absence.

VanVleet had 16 points in the loss to the Pelicans

Fred Venolit Played 37 minutes in Wednesday's 110-99 loss to the Pelicans and had 16 points (6-of-12 FG, 2-of-2 FT), three rebounds, five assists, two steals and two 3-pointers. VanVleet was relatively quiet until the fourth quarter, when he shot 3-of-5 from the field to double-digit points. While the Rockets didn't need their point guard to score in Monday's win over the Lakers, he entered Wednesday shooting 4-for-16 from the field over his previous two games. Despite shooting 42.5 percent from the field, VanVleet has been a third-round pick the past two weeks. While the field goal percentage is on the low side, Mr. Bet on Yourself does enough to provide great value to fantasy managers.

Over is 4-1 in Rockets last 5 home games against a team with a road winning percentage under .400.

Over is 4-0 in Rockets last 4 straight games

Under is 7-1 in Raptors last 8 games overall

Over is 6-2 in Raptors last 8 road games

Raptors vs Rockets NBA Prediction:

Take Toronto. The Rockets are just 4-9 in their last 13 games overall against the spread, 1-4 in their last five games as favorites and are 10-21 in their last 31 games in the betting window. Over 10 points on the other hand, the Raptors are 5-2 in their last 7 road games against the spread.

Raptors vs. Rockets betting prediction: Toronto Raptors +4.5

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