Houston Rockets vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, 11/9/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Houston Rockets vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
The Houston Rockets are en route to Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday where they will play the Toronto Raptors.
The Rockets took the court against the Magic and earned the victory with a final of 134-127 in their last game. Houston wrapped up the game with a 52.9% field goal percentage (46 out of 87) and made 24 of 48 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Rockets made 18 of 25 shots for a percentage of 72.0%. Pertaining to rebounding, they collected a total of 40 with 14 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 31 assists in this matchup in addition to forcing 19 turnovers and getting 9 steals. In relation to defense, Houston allowed the other team to shoot 54.9% from the floor on 45 of 82 shooting. Orlando recorded 27 dimes and had 7 steals in the matchup. Additionally, Orlando grabbed 37 boards (11 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 6 rejections. Orlando walked away from this one shooting 80.6% when shooting free throws by knocking down 25 of 31 tries. They also knocked down 12 of 25 shots from three-point range. With respect to fouls, the Rockets walked away with 23 while the Magic recorded 25 fouls.
Jalen Green is one guy who was a contributor in the matchup. Green finished the game at 66.7% from the floor and also earned 3 dimes. He was on the court for 38 mins played and snagged 3 rebounds. He scored 34 points on 12 of 18 shooting.
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Houston comes into this contest with a mark of 2-9 so far this season. They turn it over 17.3 times per game and as a team they are committing 21.5 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Houston is snagging 45.2 boards per contest and is sitting with 232 assists for the campaign, which ranks 27th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Rockets are shooting 36.2% on 3-point shots (147 of 406) and 75.9% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 110.4 pts per game (21st in the NBA) while shooting 43.3% from the floor.
Defensively, the Rockets are able to force 15.8 turnovers per game while drawing 22.5 fouls. They are currently ranked 27th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 303 surrendered for the year. The Rockets defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 50.4% (485 of 963) and they surrender 43.6 boards per contest as a unit. They are giving up 36.9% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 27th in the league in points per game allowed (117.9).
The last time they took the court, the Raptors took a defeat with a final score of 111-97 when they faced the Bulls. The Raptors were able to collect 26 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 31 for this contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 14 times, while getting 10 steals for this contest. The Bulls committed 21 fouls in this matchup which took the Raptors to the free throw line for a total of 22 tries. They were able to make 16 of the free throw tries for a rate of 72.7%. In the matter of shooting from downtown, Toronto made 9 out of 28 tries (32.1%). In all, the Raptors shot 36 out of 85 from the floor which gave them a rate of 42.4%. The Raptors permitted the Bulls to make 42 out of their 80 tries from the floor which had them shooting 52.5% for the matchup. They went 32.1% from beyond the arc by going 9 out of 28 and walked away from this one shooting 18 of 22 at the free throw line (81.8%). In relation to team rebounding, Toronto allowed Chicago to get 49 overall (9 offensive).
Fred VanVleet pitched in for the Raptors for the contest. VanVleet scored 27 points in his 34 minutes on the court and had 4 assists in the game. He knocked down 10 out of 19 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 52.6%, and totaled 3 rebounds.
Toronto has a record of 6-5 for the campaign. As an offensive team, the Raptors are shooting 45.5% from the floor, which has them ranked 22nd in the NBA. Toronto has scored 1,231 points for the year (111.9 per game) and they grab 43.3 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 24.5 times per game (17th in basketball) and they turn it over 12.1 times per game. The Raptors are responsible for committing 20.4 personal fouls every game and they connect on 76.4% from the charity stripe.
The Toronto defense allows 35.8% on shots from beyond the arc (133 of 371) and opponents are connecting on 82.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 26.3 assists and 41.5 boards per contest, which ranks 19th and 6th in the league. The Raptors on defense are ranked 4th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 106.5. They are forcing 16.8 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 47.0% from the field (21st in the NBA).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Toronto and under the total points
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