NBA: Toronto Raptors vs. Houston Rockets Predictions, Odds for Feb. 9

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NBA: Toronto Raptors vs. Houston Rockets Predictions, Odds for Feb. 9

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The Toronto Raptors (18-33) will play four consecutive games at home prior to the NBA All-Star break starting with the Rockets (23-27) tonight. The Raptors enter Fridayโ€™s contest having won three straight games at home against Houston. Toronto returns to Scotiabank Arena following a six-game road trip which included the only visit to Houston (a 135-106 loss), and 18 of Torontoโ€™s remaining 30 games will be played at home.

Raptors vs. Rockets Details

Date: Feb. 9, 2024

Time: 7:30 p.m. EST

Location: Scotiabank Arena (Toronto, ON)

How to watch: TV: Sportsnet; Radio: Sportsnet 590 The Fan

Raptors Insights

The NBA trade deadline came and went yesterday, with the Raptors making a few moves, just not the ones that were expected. The Raptors sent Otto Porter, Kira Lewis, and a 2024 first round pick to the Utah Jazz for 6-foot-11, 240-pound Canadian PF Kelly Olynyk (8.1 point average, 5.1 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 56.2 FG%) and G Ochai Agbaji (5.4 points per game, 2.5 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 42.6 FG%) then traded point guard Dennis Schroder and forward Thad Young to the Brooklyn Nets for Spencer Dinwiddie, who was then waived by the team. 

๐Ÿ€ Bet on Rockets vs. Raptors at FanDuel ๐Ÿ€

SF Bruce Brown and PF Chris Boucher, rumored to be heading out, were retained. Probable starters for tonight are SG RJ Barrett - who scored a team-high 23 points, with six rebounds, five assists, and one block Wednesday night in the teamโ€™s last game, a 123-117 win over Charlotte โ€“ SF Scottie Barnes, C Jakob Poeltl, SG Gary Trent Jr., and PG Immanuel Quickley. Not yet sure if Olynyk and Agbaji will suit up tonight.

Rockets Insights

The Rockets will be without former Raptor PG Fred VanVleet tonight, out with a thigh injury, in whatโ€™s his first game back in Toronto since signing with the Rockets as a free agent last summer. F Tony Eason (lower leg) and C Steve Adams (knee) also wonโ€™t play tonight.

๐Ÿ€ Bet on Rockets vs. Raptors at DraftKings ๐Ÿ€

The Rockets still sit out of a playoff spot, losers of two in a row, 4-6 in their last ten games.

Player Props

On the sports betting front, according to FanDuel, Jalen Green 4+ Made Threes (7.00), Dillon Brooks Over 13.5 Points (1.98), and Green Over 28.5 Points + Rebounds + Assists (1.82) are the most bet player props.

At DraftKings, Brooks Over 13.5 Points (1.91), Alperen Sengun Over 5.5 Assists (1.80), Quickley Under 3.5 Rebounds (2.05) are getting the most attention.

Raptors vs. Rockets Betting Odds: Our Picks & Predictions

Moneyline 1.80 (Raptors), 2.05 (Rockets)

Spread -1.5 1.91 (Raptors), +1.5 1.91 (Rockets)

Over/Under 233.5 

On the NBA betting front, take the Raptors to win, factoring in a healthy lineup, the missing VanVleet, key player performances, home court, and a thirst to avenge the beatdown the last time these teams met.

888 SportRaptors 1.75, Rockets 2.05Raptors -2.5 (1.95), Rockets +2.5 (1.85)233.5, 1.85 on the Over, 1.90 on the Under
BetMGMRaptors 1.80, Rockets 2.05Raptors -1.5 (1.91), Rockets +1.5 (1.91)233.5, 1.87 on the Over, 1.95 on the Under
theScore BetRaptors 1.80, Rockets 32.05Raptors -1.5 (1.91), Rockets +1.5 (1.91)233.5, 1.87 on the Over, 1.95 on the Under

Odds as 11:45 a.m. EST