Betting on the Toronto vs Houston NBA Match Up

Posted by Aaron . on March 24, 2016 in

On Friday, the Toronto Raptors visit the Houston Rockets in NBA online betting action. The Raptors (48-22) are in first place in the Atlantic Division, but they lost on Wednesday in Boston, 91-79. The Rockets (35-37) are in fourth place in the Southwest Division and fell at home to Utah on Wednesday, 89-87.

Betting on the Toronto Raptors vs Houston Rockets NBA Match Up

When: Friday, March 25, 2016, 8:00 PM ET
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
TV: RTSW
Radio: Sports Talk 790 KBME AM
Live Stream: NBA-Stream.com
NBA Odds: TBA

Why should you bet on the Raptors?

Houston was up 49-34 at halftime of their loss to Utah. The Rockets had not held anyone to 34 points or fewer in a first half this season. Then, though, they gave up 55 points in the second half, while only scoring 38. It’s that type of inconsistency that has plagued Houston this year. So as long as DeMar DeRozan can keep his offensive game going, they should have enough to frustrate Houston, which has gone into a tailspin since knocking off Boston and Toronto on the road a couple of weeks ago.

Why should you put your money on Houston?

Kyle Lowry is having problems with a sore elbow, which is why he sat out the Raptors’ loss in Boston. Without their point guard, the Raptors were not able to negotiate the Celtics’ stout defense. If he can’t take the floor against Houston, the Raptors could have similar problems. It’s true that the Rockets do not play defense nearly as consistently as the Celtics do, but occasionally the Rockets will put the clamps on — and the Rockets have already beaten Toronto once this season.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I’m picking the Raptors to get revenge in their trip to Houston and knock off the Rockets, 104-97.