Houston Rockets at Toronto Raptors Basketball Betting Tips 3/5/2019
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
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The Houston Rockets travel to Scotiabank Arena to play the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 4 point favorites.
The Rockets have a record of 38-25. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 2.3 as they average 113.4 points per game while giving up 111.1 per contest. The Raptors have an overall mark of 46-18. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They total 114.2 points per contest and give up 108.9, which is a point differential of 5.3.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 27-33-2 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 34-27-0 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 27-34-2 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 34-29-0 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
03/03/19 F Kenneth Faried Hip is questionable Tuesday vs Toronto
03/03/19 G Iman Shumpert Calf is questionable Tuesday vs Toronto
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
02/13/19 PG Fred VanVleet Thumb is out indefinitely
Chris Paul averages 16.1 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest. He averages 8.3 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. James Harden comes into this contest averaging 36.7 points per game while playing 37.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Kyle Lowry averages 14.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 9.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Kawhi Leonard averages 27.0 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets allow 111.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.6 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league. Houston averages 113.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 41.5 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 27th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors surrender 108.9 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 24.5 assists allowed per contest, and 13th with 44.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game. Toronto is 6th in the league with 114.2 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 18th in the league in rebounding with 45.0 boards per game and 14th in assists per contest with 24.9. The Raptors are 21st in turnovers per game with 13.8.
The Rockets are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 115, and their defensive rating of 112.6 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 28th in the league with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 52% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. Houston is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 7th in the league.
Toronto is 22nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the NBA. The Raptors are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 107.6, and their offensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 7th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 7th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Houston +4
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