76ers vs. Rockets Pick
Oddsmakers at sports book Bovada.lv have made the Rockets a 7-point favorite to win on the spread line. The over-under sits at 215 points.
The 76ers enter with a 2-4 record after a 112-110 win at the Mavericks. Houston is 5-2 following a 103-89 loss at Memphis. The Rockets stunned the 76ers 105-104 in Philadelphia on Oct. 25 as Eric Gordon hit a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer. Houston has won the last three meetings straight up since the start of last season, but Philadelphia has covered the spread twice. The total has gone under two times.
Ryan Anderson led the way in the loss to Memphis as he tallied 22 points and seven rebounds. James Harden accounted for 20 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Clint Capela had 12 points and 12 rebounds. Trevor Ariza added 10 points, seven boards and five assists. The Rockets were outscored 49-40 in the second half.
Philadelphia was led by Joel Embiid as he had 23 points, nine rebounds and four assists in the win at Dallas. Ben Simmons accounted for 23 points, eight assists and seven rebounds. T.J. McConnell had 15 points and eight assists off the bench.
The 76ers are 5-3 ATS in the last eight meetings. The under is 6-0 in the Rockets' last six games overall.
The Rockets' totals seem to have be set too high lately and oddsmakers are slow to react. These two teams combined for 211 points last week and it will be difficult to reach the total set for this game considering both teams are improved defensively this season.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: 76ERS/ROCKETS UNDER 216