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Houston Rockets at Toronto Raptors Preview & Picks – Raptors To Win Back-To-Back NBA Games

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09 Feb 2024
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Leigh Copson 09 Feb 2024
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  • Houston Rockets at Toronto Raptors picks for Friday, February 9
  • NBA matchup is taking place at Scotiabank Arena
  • Preview, predictions, stats & form
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    Houston Rockets at Toronto Raptors Preview & Picks
  • Houston Rockets at Toronto Raptors Preview & Picks
  • Head To Head
  • Houston Rockets Form
  • Toronto Raptors Form

Houston Rockets at Toronto Raptors Preview & Picks

Toronto are tipped to cover a small spread in a home win.

Neither team is in great form, but Houston's miserable road record makes them a tough team to back.

  • Houston Rockets are 2-18 as a road betting underdog
  • Houston Rockets are 5-18 in their last 23 road games overall
  • The Over has cashed in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games
  • The Over has hit in 6 of Houston's last 10 road games

Head To Head

  • Houston Rockets lead the all-time series 30-25
  • Houston Rockets won 30-25 when the two teams last met on February 2

Houston Rockets Form

Houston head North of the border having lost their last two games and six of the last nine.

The Rockets have struggled for much of 2024 so far and have not strung together wins since the very start of January.

They ended a three-game losing sequence with a 127-126 overtime win over Utah, only to then lost 116-107 to Boston and 137-131 to Portland in overtime.

Houston then sandwiched a 106-104 defeat in Brooklyn with a 138-104 victory in Charlotte and a 135-119 win against the Los Angeles Lakers, but they have won just once since then.

The Rockets rebounded from a 110-99 defeat to New Orleans with a 135-106 blowout of Toronto, but they failed to back that up as they then lost 111-90 in Minnesota and 132-129 in Indiana.

Toronto Raptors Form

Toronto return home looking to build on a victory that brought a close to a six-game road trip.

The Raptors went out on the road on a four-game losing skid and dropped the opening game that trip, 126-125, in Atlanta.

They rebounded from that narrow loss and finally ended their skid a couple of nights later as they won 118-107 in Chicago, but they were unable to follow that up.

Toronto were beaten 135-106 when they paid a visit to Houston, and that was followed by a 135-127 double overtime loss to Oklahoma City and a 138-100 defeat in New Orleans.

The Raptors avoided a fourth straight loss though, winning 123-117 in Charlotte on Wednesday night.

Verdict

Houston's road record makes for ugly reading, so we expect Toronto to make home advantage count in this one.

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