Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Wells Fargo Center
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The Houston Rockets travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has Houston as 11 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 31-32 and a road record of 14-18. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.3 as they are averaging 105.6 points per game while giving up 106.9 per contest. Houston is 7-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 22-19. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The 76ers have an overall record of 8-55 and a home record of 5-25. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 96.5 points per game and surrendering 107.2, good for a point differential of -10.6. Philadelphia has a division record of 1-10 and a conference record of 2-37. In their last 10 games they are 0-10.
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 29 points per game while playing 37.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Dwight Howard averages 14.9 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 12 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 61% for the year while his free throw percentage is 52%.
Jahlil Okafor averages 17.5 points per game while playing 30 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 7 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 69%. Nerlens Noel averages 10.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Houston averages 105.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 16.3 per game. The Rockets allow 106.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.7 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 24.6 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Philadelphia averages 96.5 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -10.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 50.3 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the 76ers rank 30th with 17.4 per game. The 76ers allow 107.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.9 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The 76ers force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
The Rockets average 107 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 104.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1 per contest. The Rockets have an offensive rating of 107.1 and a defensive rating of 108.4. In terms of pace they average 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Houston turns the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The 76ers score 97 ppg at home and they have averaged 99.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -11.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -10.6 points per game. The 76ers rating on offense is 98 and they have a defensive rating of 108.8. They get 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Philadelphia turns the ball over on 15.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 27-36-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 36-25-2 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 28-34-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 34-28-1 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
03/08/16 F Terrence Jones Respiratory "?" Wednesday vs. Philadelphia
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/23/15 C Joel Embiid Foot out for season
03/08/16 C Jahlil Okafor Shin "?" Wednesday vs. Houston
03/08/16 PG Kendall Marshall Respiratory "?" Wednesday vs. Houston
03/08/16 C Nerlens Noel Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Houston
03/08/16 G Nik Stauskas Respiratory "?" Wednesday vs. Houston
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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