Toronto Raptors vs Houston Rockets NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/26/21

Toronto Raptors vs Houston Rockets NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/26/21 Photo by John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Rockets (11-19) at Toronto Raptors (16-17)

NBA Basketball: Friday, February 26, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Amalie Arena)

The Line: Toronto Raptors -8 -- Over/Under: 218 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Houston Rockets and Toronto Raptors meet Friday in NBA action at the Amalie Arena.

The Houston Rockets nee a win to snap a nine game losing streak. The Houston Rockets are averaging 108.6 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 111.6 points on 46 percent shooting. Christian Wood is averaging 22 points and 10.2 rebounds while John Wall is averaging 20.1 points and 6.1 assists. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Victor Oladipo is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game.

The Toronto Raptors look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 112.6 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 110.4 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 20.1 points and 4.8 assists while Fred VanVleet is averaging 20 points and 4.5 rebounds. Kyle Lowry is the third double-digit scorer and Norman Powell is grabbing three rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 82.7 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game.

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The Rockets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Raptors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 5-14 ATS in their last 19 home games. The under is 18-8-1 in Rockets last 27 overall. The under is 4-1 in Raptors last 5 overall. The Rockets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Toronto.

The Houston Rockets remain a tough team to get behind, as they've been awful since the injury to Wood, which includes losing their last five games by an average of 15 points while shooting 41.8 percent from the field. The Toronto Raptors haven't had a ton of success against the spread this season, but they're playing their best ball of the season and have the ability to beat up on lesser competition. I have a hard time getting behind the Rockets in their current form. I'll lay the chalk.  

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Randy’s Pick Toronto Raptors -8

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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