Houston Rockets vs Toronto Raptors Prediction & Match Preview – October 11th, 2021 | NBA Preseason 2021-22
The Houston Rockets and Toronto Raptors will meet in a 2021-22 NBA preseason game at Scotiabank Arena on Monday.
The Toronto Raptors have lost two of their three preseason matchups so far, while the Houston Rockets have lost one of two. Both teams will look to get back on the winning track with changed game lineups.
Fixture: Houston Rockets vs Toronto Raptors | NBA Preseason 2021-22.
Date & Time: Monday, October 11th; 7:00 PM ET (Tuesday, October 12th; 4:30 AM IST).
Venue: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON.
Houston Rockets preview
After finishing last in the Western Conference last season, the Houston Rockets took away talented rookie Jalen Green as the second overall pick in the 2021 NBA draft.
Their new-age lineup includes Daniel Theis and Christian Wood guarding the paint, and Kevin Porter Jr. and Jalen Green handle backcourt duties.
The Houston Rockets have had a total playstyle makeover with coach Mika D’Antoni and James Harden. The team’s current style of play is a breath of fresh air for fans. Things can only get better after his dismal 17-55 season last year.
Toronto Raptors preview
The Toronto Raptors have now lost consecutive preseason games. They only have two exhibition matchups left to fix things before the regular season begins.
Fred VanVleet and OG Anunoby have taken on most of the team’s offensive load. But the team’s collective effort doesn’t look promising enough to inspire a deep playoff run.
For the team’s sustained success, Goran Dragic and Scottie Barnes will need to consistently produce at a high rate. That’s especially because Pascal Siakam (left shoulder surgery) and Chris Boucher (dislocated finger) are expected to lose considerable time to the Toronto Raptors.
Rockets vs Raptors match prediction
Both teams and their respective coaches have yet to find their ideal combinations. But it seems the Rockets are further away than the Raptors. The exciting duo of Jalen Green and Kevin Porter Jr. could rain double-doubles throughout the season.
When it comes to this preseason showdown, it could be a tight game, but the visitors could come out triumphant.
Where to watch Rockets vs Raptors?
The NBA preseason game between the Houston Rockets and the Toronto Raptors will be televised locally on Rockets.com and TSN4. You can also stream this preseason matchup live via NBA League Pass.