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Houston Rockets vs Toronto Raptors 2/26/2021 NBA Picks and Previews

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Houston Rockets vs Toronto Raptors 2-26-2021 NBA Picks and Previews

Houston Rockets vs Toronto Raptors 2/26/2021 – The Toronto Raptors managed to climb back as one of the top five teams in the NBA Eastern Conference. Their next game will be against the Houston Rockets who seem to be rebuilding at the middle of the season. This inter-conference battle is set to happen on Friday, February 26 and it will be at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. TSN and AT&T Sportsnet – Southwest shares the broadcast rights and will be airing live at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. NBA League Pass is the way for basketball fans to watch via online live stream. NBA Vegas Odds have the Houston Rockets as the underdogs against the Toronto Raptors.

Houston Rockets vs Toronto Raptors 2/26/2021

When: February 26, 2021 7:30 PM ET
Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida
TV: TSN | AT&T Sportsnet – Southwest
Stream: NBA League Pass

Houston Rockets vs Toronto Raptors 2/26/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Houston Rockets +8 (-110) 218 o (-110) +300
Toronto Raptors -8 (-110) 218 u (-110) -400
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Houston Rockets Betting

The Houston Rockets have been slipping very fast as they carry a nine-game losing streak heading to this match against the Toronto Raptors. The team parted ways with DeMarcus Cousins and P.J. Tucker is also another player that they will release soon. Their most recent game was against the Cleveland Cavaliers in which they lost by a wide margin of 16 points, 96-112. John Wall has been the best player for the team as he contributed 20 points while Victor Oladipo and Eric Gordon each scored 17. Danuel House has done well as another scoring option with 14 points.

Players to watch: C. Wood C 17 GP 17 GS 31.2 MIN 22 PTS 1.8 OR 8.4 DR 10.2 REB 1.3 AST 0.9 STL 1.5 BLK 1.8 TO 1.9 PF 0.7 AST/TO 24.24 PER

J. Wall PG 21 GP 21 GS 30.9 MIN 20.1 PTS 0.5 OR 3 DR 3.5 REB 6.1 AST 1 STL 0.7 BLK 3.3 TO 1.3 PF 1.8 AST/TO 17.17 PER

E. Gordon SG 24 GP 11 GS 29.5 MIN 18.4 PTS 0.3 OR 1.9 DR 2.2 REB 2.8 AST 0.6 STL 0.5 BLK 1.9 TO 1.5 PF 1.5 AST/TO 15.96 PER.

Toronto Raptors Betting

The Toronto Raptors have been going under the radar and managed to pull themselves up in the NBA Eastern Conference standings. Their record is two games below .500 but they hope to turn things around like they always do. This team is now on back-to-back losses against NBA Eastern Conference titans Philadelphia 76ers and the Miami Heat. Kyle Lowry is back in the game and he tied Fred VanVleet’s contribution of 24 points to lead the team. Norman Powell has been stepping up well by doing 17 while OG Anunoby tallied 14 as the starting forward. Chris Boucher came off the bench with 11 points and six rebounds.

Players to Watch: P. Siakam PF 30 GP 30 GS 35.8 MIN 20.1 PTS 1.9 OR 5.5 DR 7.5 REB 4.8 AST 1.2 STL 0.7 BLK 2.2 TO 3.1 PF 2.2 AST/TO 17.64 PER

F. VanVleet SG 33 GP 33 GS 36.7 MIN 20 PTS 0.7 OR 3.8 DR 4.5 REB 6.7 AST 1.7 STL 0.8 BLK 2 TO 2.4 PF 3.3 AST/TO 17.9 PER

K. Lowry PG 26 GP 26 GS 34.4 MIN 18 PTS 0.7 OR 4.7 DR 5.5 REB 6.5 AST 1.2 STL 0.2 BLK 2.9 TO 3.2 PF 2.3 AST/TO 16.89 PER.

Houston Rockets vs Toronto Raptors 2/26/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Houston Rockets

Houston are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games.
Rockets are 0-9 SU in their last 9 games.
Houston are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games against Toronto.
Houston are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games against Toronto.
Rockets are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
Houston are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto.
Houston are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games this season.
Rockets are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Houston’s last 18 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.

Toronto Raptors

Toronto are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games.
Toronto are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto’s last 9 games against Houston.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Toronto’s last 9 games at home.
Toronto are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against Houston.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto’s last 7 games this season.
Toronto are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Raptors are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games played in February.
Toronto are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games played on a Friday.

Injuries

Houston Rockets

Dante Exum PG Calf is OUT 1-2 months
Christian Wood PF Ankle is out indefinitely

Toronto Raptors

No Injuries

Head-to-Head
Houston Rockets Toronto Raptors
11-19-0 Against the Spread 15-18-0
11-18-1 Straight Up 18-15-0
109 Points per Game 113
112 Points Allowed per Game 110
44.36 Offensive FG% 45.19
75.04 Offensive FT% 82.7
33.86 Offensive 3PT% 38.31
45.97 Defensive FG% 45.25
76.77 Defensive FT% 79.55
36.75 Defensive 3PT% 37.32

Houston Rockets vs Toronto Raptors Betting Picks

The Houston Rockets have been struggling and it isn’t surprising that Top Online Sportsbook has them as the riskier bet against the Toronto Raptors. One team seems to be tanking while the other is seeking to climb up the standings. Raptors are fighting and will give the Rockets their 10th consecutive loss.

Moneyline: The Rockets as the underdog is handed an ML of +300 if they pull an upset. Raptors are at -400.

ATS: It is a very wide eight points on the ATS for this match. Rockets are at the far +8 while the Raptors take the +8.

TOTALs: The given total is at 218 points. The Rockets are the team being over and the Raptors are under.

Score Prediction: 113 – 109, Raptors