The Houston Rockets (19-19) travel to face off against the Philadelphia 76ers (24-13) on Monday, January 15th. This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and televised on NBCS. The 76ers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Rockets are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Kings. Tip-off is set for 1:00 ET.
Rockets vs 76ers
The Rockets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Cam Whitmore scored 22 for Houston against the Celtics which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 40.4%. While Alperen Sengün was 2nd on the team with 19 points, Houston fell short in the game with a final score of 145-113.
In their last five games, the Rockets are 2-3 and have an overall record of 19-19. Currently, they are in 10th place in the Western Conference and are in 3rd place in the Southwest division.
Houston has an overall ATS record of 21-16 for the season so far. During this season, Houston has a 9-3 record against the spread as favorites and 12-13 as underdogs.
The 76ers Are Coming Off A Win
The 76ers notched a win against the Kings in their most recent game, concluding with a score of 112-93. 76ers’ victory in this game wasn’t just a straight-up win; they also covered the spread as -1-point favorites. When it comes to the over/under, the total of 205 points ended up falling short of the over/under line set at 242.
When looking at the 76ers record of 24-13, it’s clear they are above .500. When playing at home, the 76ers are 14-6 compared to their 10-7 record on the road.
Philadelphia comes in with an overall ATS record of 25-12 so far this season. Philadelphia has gone 21-7 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 4-5 when playing as underdogs.
Rockets Offense Breakdown
The Rockets come into today’s game as the 22nd ranked scoring offense at 112.7 points per game.
This season, the Rockets are averaging 112.7 points per game, which is 22nd in the NBA. On the road, they are scoring 111.4 points per game.
So far, the Rockets have outscored the NBA scoring average in 39.5% of their games. In terms of pace, Houston is 19th in the league with 98.6 possessions per game.
When it comes to field goal percentage, the Rockets are shooting 46%, which is 24th in the NBA. In terms of two-point field goal percentage, they are 24th at 52%.
76ers Offense Breakdown
The Philadelphia offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 6th ranked offense at 119.6 points per game.
The 76ers come into this game ranked 6th in the NBA in scoring at 119.6 points per game. At home, they are averaging 120.0 points per game. Overall, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 56.8% of their games.
Philadelphia is one of the top teams in the league in getting to the free-throw line, leading the NBA in both free throws made and attempted per game. They are also 13th in field goal percentage and 10th in true shooting percentage.
In terms of pace, the 76ers are 14th in the NBA at 99.3 possessions per game. When it comes to assists, they are 22nd in the league.
Rockets Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the Rockets’ defense is giving up an average of 111.4 points per contest. Houston’s defense is currently forcing 12.4 turnovers per game, which is 8th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 26th in blocked shots, with an average of 4 rejections per game.
76ers Team Defense
Philadelphia’s defense has been playing well, ranking 6th in the NBA with 111.5 points allowed per game. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the 76ers defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 53.7% while allowing 33.6% from downtown.
Key Players For The Rockets And 76ers
For today’s matchup, we project Jalen Green to lead the scoring for the Rockets, putting up 18 points and shooting at a rate of 6/15. For the season, he has been averaging 17.4 points per game, in addition to 4.6 rebounds.
On the other side, Joel Embiid is our projected leading scorer for the 76ers. We have him ending the game with a team-high 30 and grabbing 10 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 53.5% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 34.6 points per game.
Rockets vs 76ers Trends
- In their last three games away from home, the Rockets have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 0-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 114 points per game in these contests.
- When looking at their past ten home matchups, Philadelphia has an ATS record of 6-4 while averaging 120 per game. The team went 5-5 overall in these games.
- The last ten games that Houston was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 2-8 while going 2-8 straight up.
- As the betting favorite, the 76ers have an ATS record of 3-2 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 3-2.
Rockets vs 76ers Prediction
The Rockets come in as the underdog at +7.5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 228, and our model projects the Rockets and 76ers to reach a combined total of 224 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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