We take a look at Friday’s (6/12/2019) NBA 2019 match which is between the Houston Rockets and Toronto Raptors which you can Watch For Free Online via our site.
When: Friday, December 6th at 11:40 AM
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Toronto have been as good as anyone expected this season, racing out to a 15-5 start. Houston are also going relatively strong out West, sitting nicely in 5th with a 13-7 record.
The Raptors are currently listed as 2-point favourites in this one and I like them to cover this relatively small line. They’ve been excellent while undermanned of late and the recent returns of Lowry and Ibaka should be very helpful.
Their defence has been outstanding recently and I think they match up quite well with the duo of Harden and Westbrook. They’ve got several solid wing defenders on the roster and will likely force Westbrook to shoot from deep here.
They also enter this clash relatively well rested, playing the third and final game of this homestand. An overtime loss to Miami last time out may actually help them here, as they’ve been 4-0 following a loss thus far.
Although Houston have a solid 13-7 record, most of their damage has come against some of the NBA’s dregs. They’ve struggled against better opponents, losing recently to the Nuggets, Clippers, and Mavericks.
It also isn’t a great spot for them, getting on the flight from Houston to Toronto after a gruelling Overtime loss. They enter this clash almost completely healthy, but we’ll see how Capela responds to getting 45 minutes in his first game back.
Ultimately, I think Toronto has a great home court, solid coaching edge, and several key matchup advantages here. Especially in such a high-profile game, I think they put on a show and get the win and cover.
Tip: Houston Rockets at $2.16
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change