Houston Rockets at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 10/25/2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Wells Fargo Center
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The Houston Rockets head to Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has Houston as 4 point favorites.
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The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 3-1. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.5 as they are averaging 106.0 points per game while giving up 102.5 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 1-3. They currently are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 99.5 points per game and surrendering 109.0, good for a point differential of -9.5.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 2-2-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 1-3-0 against the over/under
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 2-2-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 2-2-0 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
10/24/17 C Nene Hilario Achilles is doubtful Wednesday vs. Philadelphia
10/24/17 F Trevor Ariza Foot is OUT Wednesday vs. Philadelphia
10/20/17 PG Chris Paul Knee is out indefinitely
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
No key injuries to report
James Harden comes into this game averaging 26.3 points per contest while playing 35 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 8.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 71%. Eric Gordon averages 23.5 points per contest in 30.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.3 assists per game and 2.5 rebounds per contest for Houston. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Joel Embiid has scored 19.7 points per contest while playing 27.7 minutes per game this season for the 76ers. He hauls in 12 rebounds per contest and has 2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 93%. J.J. Redick averages 11 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 32 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.8 rebounds per game and 3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 100%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 106 points per contest this year, which is 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 18th. From 3-point territory they shoot 28%, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 44.8 boards per contest and 22.3 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 18th with 15.3 per game. The Rockets allow 102.5 points per contest which is 14th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 42% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 28th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 40.5 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they allow 22 assists per game which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 23rd in the NBA with 99.5 points per contest this season. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -9.5. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 9th in the league. They are 11th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.3 boards per contest and 14th in assists per game with 22. The 76ers are 5th in turnovers per contest with 18.8. The 76ers give up 109 points per game, which ranks them 20th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 43% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 7th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 18.5 dimes allowed per game and 27th with 49.3 boards surrendered per contest. The 76ers are 6th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14 per contest this year.
The Rockets are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 105.5, and their offensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 16th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 12th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 51% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA. Houston is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 9th in the NBA.
Philadelphia is 6th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 24th in the NBA. The 76ers are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 106.5, and their offensive rating of 97.3 is ranked 14th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 102.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 22nd. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Houston -4
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