Two of the top-5 teams of each conference are clashing in this high caliber duel, when the second in the East Toronto Raptors (46-18), looking to bounce back after their latest defeat, are hosting the fifth in the West Houston Rockets (38-25), who on the other hand want to extend their current winning streak.

Date/Time: 03-05-2019, 20:00 EDT

Spread: Toronto Raptors -3.5

Total: +226.5

Toronto Raptors have a 46-18 record (27-37 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the second place of the East. In their last game they saw a two-game winning streak getting snapped by losing on the road against the Pistons with a 107-112 score in overtime, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Kawhi Leonard with 27 ppg, adding 7.5 boards per game. He is followed by Pascal Siakam with 16.3 ppg and 7 boards per game.

Houston Rockets have a 38-25 record (28-33-2 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 5th place of the West. They have five consecutive wins and in their last game they won on the road against the Celtics with a 115-104 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by James Harden with 36.7 ppg, adding 6.6 boards and 7.6 dimes per game. He is followed by Clint Capela with 16.8 ppg and a team high 12.5 boards per game.

In their previous meeting earlier this season the Rockets won at home with a 121-119 score. Raptors have a 27-6 home record, while the Rockets are 16-16 on the road. Raptors are better both offensively, scoring 114.2 ppg to Rockets’ 113.4 ppg and defensively, allowing 108.9 ppg to Rockets’ 111.1. They also have better percentages both in field goals (46.9% to 44.7%) and in 3-pointers (35.1% to 34.8%). Raptors are better in boards grabbed (45 to 41.5) and in dimes made (24.9 to 20.9), while both teams commit exactly 13 turnovers per game. Raptors are the favorite at home and Vegas odds give them a -3.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds against a mediocre on the road Rockets team.

Houston Rockets vs Toronto Raptors Prediction: Toronto Raptors -3.5 (-107)

 

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Nikos Lagouretos

My name is Nikos Lagouretos, I am 35 years old from Greece and I have been a basketball enthusiast for almost 25 years, having played semi-pro myself. All those years i have seen countless games, done a ton of reading and statistical analysis and I thought it was about time to put them to some good use. I provide analysis, predictions and specialize in NBA, WNBA and almost every domestic and international club league of Europe.

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