Raptors Vs. Rockets At The Toyota Center

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The Toronto Raptors take a trip to Texas this Tuesday evening, November 27 for a betting matchup against the Houston Rockets that will take place at the Toyota Center, with tip off scheduled for 8:05 PM EST. The Oddsmakers have listed the home team Rockets as a -5 1/2 point favorite in this contest, while posting the over/under total at 201 points. The Raptors enter this matchup with a woeful 3-11 straight up record after 14 games played so far this season. However, they are much better against the point spread with seven ATS covers. They are 4-4 against the spread when playing on the road and 5-6 when listed as the underdog. Meanwhile, the Rockets own a 6-7 straight up record and are 6-6-1 against the spread. They are 4-3 ATS when playing at home this season, but only 2-3 when listed as the favorite. Houston is the fifth best scoring team in the league, dropping in 101.3 points per game. Betting Trends The Raptors are 12-3-2 against the spread in their last 17 games versus teams in the Southwest Division, but only 1-4 ATS in their last five played on a Tuesday. They have gone over the posted total in 8 of their last 9 games played on a Tuesday. The Rockets are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games played at home and a perfect 6-0 ATS in their last six versus teams in the Eastern Conference. They have gone over the posted total in five of their last seven games overall. Prediction The Raptors are a bad team and although Houston is off to a poor start, they should make easy work of the visitors in this contest for the straight up win and point spread cover. Rockets -5 1/2 Follow us on Twitter @ bballbet PJ Laferla is a practicing freelance writer, professional handicapper, and the founder of SportsInput.com. If you are interested in hiring PJ Laferla for freelance writing or for winning picks against the spread, please submit all inquires to PJ@sportsinput.com.