Houston Rockets at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Betting Tips 1/21/2019
Monday, January 21, 2019
Wells Fargo Center
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The Houston Rockets travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday, January 21, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 6 point favorites.
The Rockets have a record of 26-19. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 2.1 as they average 112.6 points per game while giving up 110.5 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 30-17 this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They average 115.4 points per game and surrender 112.2, good for a point differential of 3.3.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 22-21-1 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 24-19-0 against the over/under
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 22-24-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 26-19-0 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
12/21/18 PG Chris Paul Hamstring is out indefinitely
11/15/18 SF Carmelo Anthony Possible Trade is out indefinitely
01/14/19 C Clint Capela Thumb is out indefinitely
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
11/20/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/20/19 F Joel Embiid Back is probable Monday vs Houston
Austin Rivers comes into this contest averaging 8.9 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 54%. James Harden averages 35.7 points per game in 37.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.5 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Jimmy Butler averages 19.6 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Ben Simmons averages 16.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.5 rebounds per contest and 8.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 57%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 112.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 42.0 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 13.5 per game. The Rockets allow 110.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 4th in the league with 115.4 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.3. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 47.6 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 27.5. The 76ers are 3rd in turnovers per game with 15.4. The 76ers surrender 112.2 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 22.4 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 43.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game.
The Rockets are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 115.4, and their defensive rating of 113.3 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 52% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. Houston is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league.
Philadelphia is 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 27th in the league. The 76ers are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.6, and their defensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 3rd. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia -6
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