Toronto Raptors at Houston Rockets Expert NBA Picks Against the Spread 1/25/2019
Friday, January 25, 2019
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Friday, January 25, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 3 point favorites.
The Raptors have a record of 36-14. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 5.6 as they average 113.8 points per game while giving up 108.2 per contest. The Rockets have an overall mark of 27-20. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They total 112.2 points per contest and give up 110.7, which is a point differential of 1.5.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 23-26-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 28-22-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 22-24-1 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 25-21-0 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
12/14/18 C Jonas Valanciunas Thumb is out 4-6 weeks
01/23/19 SF OG Anunoby Personal is questionable Friday vs Houston
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
12/21/18 PG Chris Paul Hamstring is out indefinitely
11/15/18 SF Carmelo Anthony Possible Trade is out indefinitely
01/14/19 C Clint Capela Thumb is out indefinitely
Kyle Lowry comes into this contest averaging 14.2 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Kawhi Leonard averages 27.6 points per game in 35.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Austin Rivers averages 8.6 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 53%. James Harden averages 36.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 8.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 113.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 45.0 rebounds per game and 24.4 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 13.2 per game. The Raptors allow 108.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 24.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 13th in the league with 112.2 points per game this year. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 42.0 boards per game, and 28th in assists per contest with 20.8. The Rockets are 20th in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Rockets surrender 110.7 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 23.0 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 44.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets are 18th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game.
The Raptors are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 107.9, and their offensive rating of 113.5 is ranked 6th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA. Toronto is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA.
Houston is 16th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 7th in the NBA. The Rockets are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 113.3, and their offensive rating of 114.8 is ranked 27th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 52% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Houston +3
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