Philadelphia 76ers at Houston Rockets NBA Picks & Predictions 10/30/2017
Monday, October 30, 2017
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The Philadelphia 76ers head to Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets on Monday, October 30, 2017. The opening line for this game has Houston as 7 point favorites.
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The 76ers head into this matchup with a mark of 2-4. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.2 as they are averaging 102.3 points per contest while giving up 108.5 per game. The Rockets have an overall mark of 5-2. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 103.9 points per contest and giving up 101.4, which is a point differential of 2.5.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 4-2-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 3-3-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 3-4-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 1-6-0 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/29/17 C Joel Embiid Hand injured last game, is probable Monday vs. Houston
10/28/17 G J.J. Redick Back is "?" Monday vs Houston
10/25/17 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
10/28/17 G Eric Gordon Illness is "?" Monday vs Philadelphia
10/20/17 PG Chris Paul Knee is out indefinitely
Joel Embiid comes into this game averaging 20.6 points per contest while playing 27.6 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 10.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 85%. J.J. Redick averages 13.2 points per contest in 32.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.2 assists per game and 3.2 rebounds per contest for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 100%.
James Harden has scored 25.6 points per contest while playing 36 minutes per game this season for the Rockets. He hauls in 4.9 rebounds per contest and has 9.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Eric Gordon averages 24.8 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 33.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.7 rebounds per game and 3.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 102.3 points per contest this year, which is 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.17 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 20th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 45 boards per contest and 23.7 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 4th with 17.5 per game. The 76ers allow 108.5 points per contest which is 21st in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 8th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45 rebounds a game which ranks 20th, and they allow 19.7 assists per game which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 14th in the NBA with 103.9 points per contest this season. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 2.43. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 26th in the league. They are 13th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.7 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 21.4. The Rockets are 11th in turnovers per contest with 16.4. The Rockets give up 101.4 points per game, which ranks them 12th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 44% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 12th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 22.7 dimes allowed per game and 7th with 41.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Rockets are 4th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per contest this year.
The 76ers are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 101.8, and their defensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 17th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league. Philadelphia is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 13th in the league.
Houston is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 14th in the NBA. The Rockets are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 104.7, and their offensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 18th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 7th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 53% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia +7
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