Friday, January 27, 2017
Wells Fargo Center
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The Houston Rockets travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, January 27, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 9 point favorites.
The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 34-15. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 6.3 as they are averaging 114.3 points per game while giving up 108.1 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 17-27. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 99.9 points per game and surrendering 105.0, good for a point differential of -5.1.
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 28.6 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 8.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 11.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Eric Gordon averages 17.4 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
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Joel Embiid averages 19.8 points per game while playing 25.3 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Ersan Ilyasova averages 14.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Houston averages 114.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 25.7 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 15.5 per game. The Rockets allow 108.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Philadelphia averages 99.9 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.1 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 36% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the 76ers rank 30th with 17 per game. The 76ers allow 105 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.6 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The 76ers force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
The Rockets have an offensive rating of 114.9 and a defensive rating of 108.6. In terms of pace they average 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 55%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 46% of their shots. Houston turns the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The 76ers rating on offense is 101.8 and they have a defensive rating of 107. They get 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shot attempts. Philadelphia turns the ball over on 15.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 29-20-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 26-23-0 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 26-18-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 20-24-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
01/26/17 G Eric Gordon Back "?" Friday vs. Philadelphia
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/15/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist out for season
10/22/16 F Ben Simmons Knee out indefinitely
01/26/17 C Jahlil Okafor Knee "?" Friday vs. Houston
01/26/17 C Joel Embiid Knee "?" Friday vs. Houston
Tony's Pick: Take Houston -9
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