Houston Rockets vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 2/17/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Rockets vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (+10.5)
The Philadelphia 76ers (18-10) play the Houston Rockets (11-16) at Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday. Philadelphia opens this game as 10.5-point favorites. The total opens at 222.5.
The Houston Rockets faced the Washington Wizards and went home with a loss by a final score of 131-119 in their last contest. Houston finished having earned a 47.3% FG percentage (43 out of 91) and made 8 out of their 37 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Rockets made 25 of 34 attempts for a rate of 73.5%. In reference to getting rebounds, they compiled 41 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 23 dimes in this game as well as earning 9 steals and 5 blocks. In reference to the defense, Houston allowed the other team to go 52.2% from the field on 48 of 92 shooting. Washington doled out 25 dimes and had 14 steals for this contest. Moreover, the Wizards totaled 47 rebounds (10 offensive, 37 defensive) and added 2 rejections. Washington walked away from this one shooting 74.2% at the free throw line by making 23 of 31 shots. They also converted 12 out of their 30 attempts from beyond the arc.
John Wall is one player who was important for the matchup. He finished with 29 points on 10 of 26 shooting. He was on the court for 34:55 mins and totaled 3 boards. Wall finished the contest at 38.5% from the floor and earned 11 dimes. An additional guy that came through in the game for the Rockets was David Nwaba. He grabbed 11 rebounds and had 2 dimes. He finished shooting 70.0% from the floor in the matchup by going 7-of-10 (19 points). When all was said and done, Nwaba saw the court for 40:58 minutes.
Houston heads into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 11-16 on the year. The Rockets are hitting 34.1% on three-point shots (373 of 1,094) and 75.0% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 109.2 points per outing (23rd in the NBA) while shooting 44.7% from the field. They are turning it over 15.2 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 20.3 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Houston is pulling in 43.7 boards per game and has racked up 620 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 24th in the league in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Rockets are forcing their opponents into 15.3 turnovers every game and they draw 19.3 fouls. The Rockets are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.4% (413 of 521) and they concede 47.4 rebounds per contest as a team. They are 5th in the league in allowing assists with 614 conceded so far this season. They concede 36.0% on 3-point attempts while they are 9th in the NBA in points per game allowed (111.0).
In their last game, the Philadelphia 76ers went home defeated by a final of 134-123 when they faced the Utah Jazz. The 76ers were able to collect 30 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards for a total of 42 for this contest. They also blocked 4 shots while earning 6 steals in the matchup. The Jazz had 18 personal fouls for this game which got the 76ers to the free throw line for a total of 24 attempts. They were able to knock down 21 of them for a clip of 87.5%. When talking about 3-point shots, Philadelphia buried 8 of 23 attempts (34.8%). Overall, the 76ers finished shooting 47 out of 94 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 50.0%. The 76ers allowed the Jazz to bury 45 out of 86 tries from the floor which had them at 52.3% in this contest. They went 40.0% from distance by connecting on 18 of 45 and finished the game at 26 of 31 from the free throw line (83.9%). When talking about team rebounding, Philadelphia permitted Utah to grab 36 in all (7 on the offensive side).
Ben Simmons pitched in for the 76ers in the game. He made 15 of 26 for the matchup for a rate of 57.7%, which got him 42 points. Simmons pulled down 9 rebounds in his 38:09 mins of time on the court and accumulated 12 assists in the matchup. An additional guy that was pivotal for Philadelphia was Tobias Harris. He totaled 36 points in his 37:28 minutes on the hardwood by way of 14 of 24 from the floor in the game. Harris walked away from this one going 58.3% from the field while collecting 2 dimes and 10 total rebounds.
Philadelphia has a win-loss record of 18-10 this year. The 76ers commit 20.2 fouls per game and they connect on 78.0% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 23.1 times per contest (23rd in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.6 times per contest. Philadelphia has 3,205 pts this season (114.5 per contest) and they grab 45.5 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offense, the 76ers are shooting 48.1% from the field, which is ranked 5th in the league. The 76ers are ranked 13th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 111.6. They relinquish 23.9 assists and 42.4 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 11th and 6th in the league. The Philadelphia defense allows 37.3% on shots from behind the 3-point line (363 of 974) and their opposition makes 77.1% of their free throw attempts. They are able to force 14.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 45.3% from the floor (6th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Houston (+10.5)
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