Philadelphia 76ers vs Houston Rockets Prediction, 8/14/2020 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Houston Rockets
Date: Friday, August 14, 2020
Location: AdventHealth Arena in Orlando, Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Houston -4.5
AdventHealth Arena is the site where James Harden and the Houston Rockets (44-27, 1st in the Southwest Division) will take on the Philadelphia 76ers (42-30, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) on Friday. Philadelphia opens this matchup as 4.5-point dogs. The O/U opens at 228.
The 76ers are covering 44.1% of the time, having gone 30-38-4 ATS. Houston is covering the spread 46.5% of the time, going 33-38-0 against the spread.
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
08/12/20 PF Joel Embiid Hand is questionable Friday vs Houston
08/12/20 SG Glenn Robinson III Hip is questionable Friday vs Houston
08/12/20 SG Alec Burks Foot is questionable Friday vs Houston
08/06/20 SG Ben Simmons Knee is out for season
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
08/13/20 PG Russell Westbrook Quad is out indefinitely
08/12/20 G Danuel House Toe is questionable Friday vs Philadelphia
07/21/20 SF Thabo Sefolosha Personal is out for season
Al Horford averages 11.9 points per contest in 30.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.0 assists per game and 6.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%. Tobias Harris comes into this game averaging 19.6 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per night. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Eric Gordon averages 14.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.4 minutes per game. He also hauls in 2.0 rebounds per game and dishes 1.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 76%. James Harden scores 34.4 points per contest while playing 36.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.6 rebounds per contest and has 7.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers allow 108.5 points per contest which is 8th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 15th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.0 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they allow 22.7 assists per game which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Philadelphia averages 110.4 points per contest, which is 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 11th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 45.4 boards per contest and 25.7 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 21st with 14.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets give up 114.6 points per game, which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 14th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 25.2 dimes allowed per game and 30th with 47.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Rockets are 28th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per contest. Houston is 2nd in the NBA with 118.1 points per contest this season. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.5. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 23rd in the league. They are 17th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.5 boards per contest and 29th in assists per game with 21.6. The Rockets are 16th in turnovers per contest with 14.6.
The 76ers are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 109.2, and their offensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 8th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 14th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA. Philadelphia is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA.
Houston is 21st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 17th in the NBA. The Rockets are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 109.8, and their offensive rating of 113.2 is ranked 13th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 103.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 6th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 50% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Houston -4.5 and over 228 total points
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