Toronto Raptors vs. Houston Rockets - 12/5/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Houston Rockets at Toronto Raptors

Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 7:30 PM (Scotiabank Arena)

Toronto Raptors -1.5 . Total 231.0 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Houston Rockets are on the road for a battle with the Toronto Raptors.  The Rockets are (13-7), coming off a 135-133 double OT loss to the San Antonio Spurs.  The Raptors are (15-5), after falling in OT to the Miami Heat, 121-110.

In the Rockets loss to the Spurs, Houston was led on offense by James Harden.  Harden contributed 50 points in the game, registering 9 rebounds, 6 assists, and also snagging 4 steals on defense. The Rockets netted 38% from the floor, while shooting 29% from 3-point range.  Houston out rebounded San Antonio, 60 to 56. The Rockets stayed in the game, thanks to their foul shooting.  The Rockets out scored the Spurs from the line, 34 to 22. 

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In the Raptors loss to the Heat, Toronto was guided throughout the game by Kyle Lowry.  Lowry snagged a double-double in the loss, scoring 12 points and dishing out 11 assists.  The Raptors shot 38% from the floor and 26% from distance.  The Raptors allowed the Heat to shoot 46% from the floor.  Toronto was out scored in the extra frame, 13 to 2.

Recent Betting Trends:

Rockets are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall.

The over is 4-1 in Rockets last 5 overall.

Raptors are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 home games.

The over is 7-1 in Raptors last 8 home games.

The Rockets have the best scoring offense in the league, while also giving up the 25th most points per game.  The Raptors are averaging 113 points per game, which is less than what the rockets give up.  The Rockets give up 115 on average.  However, when the Rockets are on the road, their defense is even worse, giving up almost 119 per game.  The Raptors have the 4th ranked offense when playing at home, averaging 119.5 per game.  The over has been profitable in both teams situations, I'll stick with the trends and take the over here.  Final score prediction, Raptors win and the total goes over, 121-116.    

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Chris’s Pick Over 231.0

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