Toronto at Houston
Here we are , at the last game at the month , with the chance to come close to even. Another free pick, hope fully a winning pick !
Toronto ( 31-26) are on a road trip , facing a couple of the good teams in the NBA. Last game in San Antonio showed that Raptors are have still a lot to to improve. They lost at 16 points , after they trailed back from almost 30 points down. Chris Bosh averages 23.1 points, but was held to 14 on Monday, matching his lowest output in the last 22 contests. Andrea Bargnani, the No. 1 pick in the 2006 draft, tried to pick up the slack with 17 points and Rasho Nesterovic added a season-high 16 on 8-of-10 shooting. Anthony Parker sprained his right ankle in the first half. He is the only Toronto player to start every game this season, averaging 11.6 points, but will miss tonight s game 80% .
Houston (35-21) played the last game , against Boston , without Tracy McGrady. The game went crazy in the last quart , when Rockets blew a double-digit fourth-quarter lead and set season lows for points, field-goal percentage (32.1) and 3-pointers made with just one on 22 attempts. Bonzi Wells, who started for McGrady had a season-high 27 points with nine rebounds.
McGrady is averaging 27.5 points in 17 career games against the Raptors . The He is averaging 24.6 points this season, but that number has jumped to 34.3 in his last three games.
Houston is 20-8 at home this season, holding opponents to 88.2 points per game, and has won nine of 11 all-time meetings with Toronto .
Considering these facts , and TMac s return , my pick for today goes to :
Houston -5,5 @ 1,97 bet placed at Pinnacle
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