Rockets vs. 76ers Prediction

Are the 76ers a good bet to cover as home underdog vs. Rockets? 1/27/17

The Sixers are relatively large home underdog tonight against the Rockets at 8:00PM ET. Will they cover?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book, the 76ers are an 8-point home underdog versus the Rockets while the over/under is currently sitting at 219.5 points. As of this writing, neither the total nor the point spread have moved off the original numbers.

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The Rockets are in a bit of a funk. They're lost two in a row and three of their last four, covering just once (in that lone victory) over that same span. In their latest loss, a 120-109 defeat in Boston, James Harden scored 30 points, grabbed six rebounds and finished with a team-high 12 assists. Trevor Ariza also contributed with 12 points and two rebounds, while Ryan Anderson had 19 points and five boards.

The Sixers have won five of their last six games and covered the spread in five of those games during that span. In their 114-109 win at Milwaukee, Nerlens Noel finished with 16 points with 13 boards, one steal and a block. He hit a clutch jumper to help seal the victory and he's now 8-of-16 from beyond the 3-point line this year. With Jahlil Okafor (knee) and Joel Embiid (left knee) doubtful for tonight, Noel will be counted on heavily again if the Sixers are going to pull off this upset.

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OUR PREDICTION: The Rockets are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games in Philadelphia while the home team has cashed in eight of the last 11 meetings between these two teams. The Rockets have now failed to cover in seven of their last 10 games overall and are 0-4 against the number in their last four games playing on one day of rest as well. The Sixers, meanwhile, are a perfect 6-0 against the spread in their last six home games and 11-2 against the number in their last 13 games overall.



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