James Harden is in Raptor territory tonight taking on Spicey P and his squad. The Rockets are 5th in the West taking on the Eastern 3rd place seed Raptors who are looking to end their 3 game home stand on a winning note before heading on a two game road trip to Philadelphia and Chicago. Toronto suffered a tough O/T loss and first loss at home to the Miami Heat on Tuesday night while the Rockets also lost in O/T on Tuesday in a nail biting finish to the Spurs. James Harden and his crew are looking to steal a big road game tonight and go back home to battle the Suns Saturday night.
Injury Report : Houston Rockets
-Gerald Green will miss the next six months after undergoing surgery on his foot Monday.
-Nene Hilario is out for tonight’s game against the Raptors.
-Eric Gordon is expected to require knee surgery and miss 4-to-6 weeks while rehabbing.
Injury Report : Toronto Raptors
-Stanley Johnson is out with a Groin injury for Thursday’s game against the Rockets.
-Patrick McCaw was able to participate in some live work in Monday’s practice but remains a ways away from returning with a Knee injury.
– Matt Thomas is expected to miss roughly four weeks due to a broken left ring finger.
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Weekly Odds Keys To The Game
-The Raptors Kyle Lowry has got to make those good look shots and get back into a groove.
-Getting in James Harden’s shooting lane from behind the ark is going to be key.
-The Rockets will need to draw fouls in the paint and be consistent with free throws.
-Houston will need to win the rebounds off both sides of the glass.
Weekly Odds Report
With the Rockets being .500 on the road this year and Raptors 9-1 at home, our pick for this game is going to be the Toronto Raptors over the Houston Rockets. The odds are Raptors 1.76 & Rockets 2.23 for Moneyline. The Raptors are the favorite with Home Advantage.
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