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    Toronto Raptors versus Houston Rockets Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 12-16-2012


    by tonytssportsbets

    The 11-11 Houston Rockets will travel to face the 5-19 Toronto Raptors in an NBA pro basketball game on Sunday afternoon. Kick off time from Toronto is scheduled for 1PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

    The current NBA betting odds from this game has the road club Houston Rockets favored by -3 ½ points with an over under line of 197 ½ points. There has been no line movement since the odds opened up a few hours ago.

    The teams met back on November 27th and it was Houston with the 117-101 win as a -6 point home favorite. The game flew over 203 points.

    The Rockets are 2-6 on the road this season. They conclude a four game home stand going 2-2 with wins in their final two games against Washington and on Friday they earn the 101-89 win against the Boston Celtics as a -2 ½ point home favorite. Houston struggles with the small size and it impacts their defense as the club allows 104 points a game ranking 30th in the league. James Harden leads the team with 24 points a game with 43% shooting. Point guard Jeremy Lin dishes 6 assists per game with 39% shooting.

    Toronto is 4-5 on their home court on the year. On Friday the team broke a six game losing streak in a 95-74 home win against the Dallas Mavericks as a +5 point underdog. Offense has been an issue for this Raptors team as the have averaged just 87 points a game over their past five games. The Raptors have been hit with major injuries as Andrea Bargnani and Kyle Lowry join Landry Fields sidelined with injuries. That’s the numbers two and three scorers out for Toronto. DeMar DeRozan is healthy and leads the team with 18 points a game.