Toronto Raptors vs. Houston Rockets Prediction, NBA Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Feb 02, 2023

The Toronto Raptors have faced all potential playoff teams so far on their road trip through the Western Conference, but that changes Friday when they visit the Houston Rockets.

February 03, 2023, 8:00 PM ET
Toyota Center
Pointspread -7.5 -118
Moneyline -317
Over / Under o +223


Betting Action


Pointspread +7.5 -102
Moneyline +261
Over / Under u +223


Betting Action


The Rockets are 6-point underdogs on the NBA odds.

Raptors vs. Rockets NBA Betting Odds

Friday concludes the season series as Houston lost in Toronto 116-109 on Nov. 9. Fred VanVleet had 32 points, and OG Anunoby 27 with 10 rebounds. Anunoby remains out injured currently and may have played his last game for the Raptors with trade rumours swirling. Pascal Siakam was out injured in the first meeting but is healthy now. Jalen Green, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 draft, had 21 points for Houston. Jabari Smith, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2022 draft, had 15 points and 10 rebounds.

The Rockets are in full tank mode yet again and if they were to land the No. 1 overall pick this year and get Victor Wembanyama, look out next season and going forward as there’s some good untapped talent already on the team in Green, Smith and Alperen Sengun. The Rockets simply haven’t learned how to win yet. They usually are competitive at home but blown out on the road.

Houston leads the all-time series 29-24 and is 20-6 at home, but Toronto won there last season 139-120. The Rockets are 6-2 ATS in the past eight meetings.

Toronto Raptors

A tired Toronto team faded late Monday in a loss at Phoenix and much the same happened on Wednesday in a 131-128 loss at Utah as Jazz veteran guard Mike Conley had a three-point play and two clutch free throws in the closing minutes. He drew Pascal Siakam’s sixth foul with just over two minutes remaining. Fred VanVleet had his second career triple-double (both against Utah) with 34 points, a career-best 12 rebounds and 10 assists. He and Siakam are the only two Raptors ever to record multiple 30-point triple-doubles. VanVleet is the second undrafted player in league history to tally multiple 30-point triple-doubles, joining Connie Hawkins. Siakam had 21 points and 10 rebounds in the loss, and Scottie Barnes 18 points and 14 rebounds. Toronto had 110 shot attempts to Utah’s 83, but the Jazz shot 53.0 per cent overall. As noted above, OG Anunoby remains out injured. The Raptors are 2-5 ATS in their past seven road games.

Houston Rockets

Houston is on its third two-game winning streak of the season – but yet to win three in a row – following a 112-106 home upset of Oklahoma City on Wednesday. Eric Gordon had a season-high 25 points (the veteran is probably traded by next week’s deadline) and rookie Tari Eason a career-high 20 to go with 13 rebounds. Eason looks like a steal as the No. 17 overall pick in last year’s draft with three straight double-doubles. He’s the first Rockets rookie with three in a row since Patrick Patterson (a one-time Raptor) in March 2011. The team’s starting guards, Kevin Porter Jr. and Jalen Green, were both out injured and neither will apparently play Friday. Green leads the team in scoring at 21.7 ppg, and Porter is second at 19.2. Houston is 2-5 ATS in its past seven at home.

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