Raptors vs. Rockets - 3/6/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Rockets (30-32) at Toronto Raptors (41-19)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 6:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -6 -- Over/Under: 214.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sportsnet One
The Houston Rockets and Toronto Raptors square off Sunday night at the Air Canada Centre.
The Houston Rockets could use a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 105.6 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 106.9 points on 46.4 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 28.7 points and seven assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 14.9 points and 12 rebounds. Trevor Ariza is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Patrick Beverley is dishing 2.7 assists. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 70 percent from the free throw line. The Rockets are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have lost five of their last seven road games.
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The Toronto Raptors look to keep rolling after winning 16 of their last 20 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 102.6 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 98.1 points on 44.6 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 23.5 points and 4.3 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 21.7 points and 6.4 assists. Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.2 rebounds and Cory Joseph is dishing 3.1 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Raptors are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors haven’t lost a home game since January 3.
The Rockets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest. The Raptors are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Southwest. The Rockets are 1-11 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Toronto and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Rockets continue to be one of the tougher teams to figure out, as they're capable of being a very good team, but when they're bad and sloppy, they're extremely bad and sloppy. The Raptors have been a rock for over two months now. I'll take the home team and the reasonable number.