Toronto Raptors to Face Houston Rockets: Updated Odds for Feb. 2 Matchup

The Toronto Raptors will be facing the Houston Rockets on Friday at the Toyota Center, looking to secure back-to-back wins for the first time in a month. This comes after a 118-107 comeback victory over the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday, breaking a five-game losing streak for the team. Despite being shorthanded due to injuries to RJ Barrett, Immanuel Quickley, and Jakob Poeltl, the Raptors managed to secure the win.

Houston, on the other hand, is coming off a tough loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, dropping to a season-worst three games below .500. They have only secured three wins in their last ten games and will be looking to bounce back with a win against the Raptors.

The odds for the matchup have been released via bet365. The banged-up Raptors stand at 17-30 SU, 23-24 ATS, and 24-23 O/U. They are on a season-long six-game road trip and will subsequently visit Oklahoma City, New Orleans, and Charlotte. The Raptors have been performing despite the injuries, with Gary Trent Jr. and Thaddeus Young stepping up to fill the gaps. The Raptors have a good track record against the Rockets, having won four straight games against them.

The Rockets, with a record of 22-25 SU, 25-21-1 ATS, and 22-25 O/U, are being led by Fred VanVleet, who will face his former team for the first time since leaving the Raptors in the summer. The Rockets, coming off a streak of 11 straight home wins, have had a rough patch recently, with only six wins in their last 14 home games.

Both teams have injury concerns, with key players listed as questionable or doubtful for the matchup. The under is favored for the Raptors, while the Rockets have been performing well against the spread in their recent games.

Both teams have players with impressive scoring stats, and prop bets are expected to be available closer to the game once the players’ statuses are confirmed. The status of the injured players will have a significant impact on the game, making it a tough one to handicap. If you believe in a classic revenge spot, taking a look at the overs on VanVleet’s points and assists lines could be a good option for wagering.