Houston Rockets vs Toronto Raptors 4/8/2022 Odds Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Houston Rockets vs Toronto Raptors 4/8/2022 – The Toronto Raptors are on back-to-back wins and will now aim to secure their current spot in the upcoming NBA playoffs. This team is about to host the visiting Houston Rockets this coming Friday, April 8 and it will be held at the Scotiabank Arena located up north in Toronto, Ontario. The tip-off begins at exactly 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time and it will be shown live on television through TSN. NBA League Pass subscribers can enjoy the game through an online live stream. The Houston Rockets are seen as the huge underdogs in NBA game odds in this matchup against the Toronto Raptors.
Houston Rockets vs Toronto Raptors 4/8/2022
Houston Rockets vs Toronto Raptors 4/8/2022 Betting Odds
Houston Rockets Betting
The Houston Rockets are already looking forward to the offseason and seek their chances on a few ping pong balls during the NBA draft lottery. This team is set to have the biggest odds to secure the top pick owning the worst record in the NBA and just above them are the Orlando Magic by just one game. This team needs to lose more and as much as possible in their last two games to secure their odds. Winning is not a priority for the Rockets right now and this is going to be a practice game for their players especially the young ones that need to boost their confidence heading to next season.
Players to watch: C. Wood C 68 GP 67 GS 30.8 MIN 17.9 PTS 1.6 OR 8.5 DR 10.1 REB 2.3 AST 0.8 STL 1 BLK 1.9 TO 2.5 PF 1.2 AST/TO 19.20 PER
J. Green SG 65 GP 65 GS 31.7 MIN 17 PTS 0.5 OR 2.9 DR 3.4 REB 2.6 AST 0.7 STL 0.3 BLK 2 TO 1.6 PF 1.3 AST/TO 12.48 PER
K. Porter Jr. SG 59 GP 59 GS 31 MIN 15.1 PTS 0.7 OR 3.5 DR 4.2 REB 6.2 AST 1.1 STL 0.4 BLK 3.2 TO 2.6 PF 1.9 AST/TO 13.13 PER.
Toronto Raptors Betting
The Toronto Raptors have the fifth-best team in the NBA Eastern Conference right now with their record of 47-33 and another win will make them secure the spot. After losing to the Miami Heat, the Raptors were able to win their next two games. The first was against the Atlanta Hawks while the most recent one was with the Philadelphia 76ers, 119-114. Pascal Siakam had a strong game finishing with 37 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds while Gary Trent Jr. provided 30 points as well. Precious Achiuwa manned the center position to provide 20 points and rookie Scottie Barnes also had a double-double of 13 points and 10 boards.
Players to Watch: P. Siakam PF 66 GP 66 GS 37.9 MIN 22.5 PTS 1.8 OR 6.6 DR 8.5 REB 5.2 AST 1.2 STL 0.6 BLK 2.7 TO 3.3 PF 1.9 AST/TO 19.95 PER
F. VanVleet SG 65 GP 65 GS 37.9 MIN 20.3 PTS 0.7 OR 3.8 DR 4.4 REB 6.7 AST 1.7 STL 0.5 BLK 2.6 TO 2.5 PF 2.6 AST/TO 17.44 PER
G. Trent Jr. SG 67 GP 66 GS 34.9 MIN 18.1 PTS 0.4 OR 2.4 DR 2.7 REB 2 AST 1.8 STL 0.3 BLK 1 TO 2.1 PF 1.9 AST/TO 14.57 PER.
Houston Rockets vs Toronto Raptors 4/8/2022 Betting Numbers
Houston are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
Toronto are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Eric Gordon SG Groin is out indefinitely
Fred VanVleet PG Possible Rest is “?” Friday vs Houston
Houston Rockets vs Toronto Raptors Betting Picks
With not much at stake for the Houston Rockets to force a win, the Toronto Raptors are forecasted in the top online sportsbook to win this matchup. This should be a blowout victory in the making as the Raptors are looking to land their strongest punches to secure their playoff spot.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Rockets if they pull a huge upset is +1075 while the Raptors are -1425.
ATS: A huge 15 points separate both teams on the ATS with the Raptors going under while the Rockets are over.
TOTALs: The total set for this game is at 228.5 points with the Rockets going over while the Raptors are under.
Score Prediction: 123 – 105, Raptors