Philadelphia 76ers at Houston Rockets NBA Betting Tips 3/8/2019
Friday, March 8, 2019
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Friday, March 8, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 7 point favorites.
The 76ers head into this matchup with a mark of 41-24. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 3.3 as they average 115.4 points per contest while giving up 112.1 per game. The Rockets have an overall mark of 39-25. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They total 113.3 points per contest and give up 110.8, which is a point differential of 2.5.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 31-34-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 31-33-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 29-33-2 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 34-29-0 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
02/20/19 F Joel Embiid Knee is out indefinitely
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
03/06/19 F Kenneth Faried Hip is questionable Friday vs Philadelphia
03/06/19 G Iman Shumpert Calf is questionable Friday vs Philadelphia
Ben Simmons comes into this contest averaging 17.0 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 60%. Jimmy Butler averages 19.1 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.0 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
James Harden averages 36.7 points per game while playing 37.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 7.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Chris Paul averages 15.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 8.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 115.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 47.0 rebounds per game and 27.3 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 15.5 per game. The 76ers allow 112.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.4 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 11th in the league with 113.3 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 41.5 boards per game, and 29th in assists per contest with 20.9. The Rockets are 23rd in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Rockets surrender 110.8 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 23.4 assists allowed per contest and 13th with 44.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game.
The 76ers are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 109.3, and their offensive rating of 112.5 is ranked 12th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 101.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 3rd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Philadelphia is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 28th in the NBA.
Houston is 18th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 7th in the NBA. The Rockets are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 112.5, and their offensive rating of 115 is ranked 25th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 52% 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 Houston -7
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