Houston Rockets vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 1/3/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Rockets vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Monday, January 3, 2022
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Wells Fargo Center is where the Philadelphia 76ers (19-16) will attempt to beat the Houston Rockets (10-27) on Monday.
The Rockets faced the Nuggets and went home with a loss by a final score of 124-111 in their last contest. When discussing fouls, the Rockets ended up with 24 and the Nuggets totaled 18 fouls. They converted 10 of their 32 shots from three-point range. Denver ended up shooting 81.5% from the charity stripe by converting 22 of 27 shots. Additionally, Denver collected 33 boards (13 offensive, 20 defensive) and got 4 blocks. Denver earned 46 assists and had 33 steals in this matchup. Pertaining to defending, Houston allowed 53.5% from the field on 46 of 86 shooting. They also dished out 20 assists in this contest as well as forcing the opposition into 6 turnovers and having 10 steals. When talking about rebounding, they compiled 36 with 13 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Rockets made 21 of their 24 attempts for a percentage of 87.5%. Houston walked away from the game with a 43.5% FG percentage (37 out of 85) and buried 16 of their 42 3-pointers.
Jalen Green is one player who was a factor in this contest. He ended up scoring 29 points on 6 out of 13 shooting. He played for 28 mins and also snagged 1 rebound. Green ended up going 46.2% from the field and totaled 1 assist.
Get all of our NBA Picks
Houston enters this matchup with a mark of 10-27 for the season. They turn it over 17.3 times per contest and as a team are committing 20.6 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Houston is snagging 42.8 boards per contest and has accounted for 852 assists for the campaign, which is 16th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Rockets are shooting 34.5% on shots from downtown (486 of 1,408) and 71.4% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 107.2 points per game (19th in the league) while shooting 45.1% from the floor.
Defensively, the Rockets are able to force 13.9 turnovers per contest and they draw 22.3 fouls. They are ranked 22nd in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 894 relinquished on the season. The Rockets defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 46.6% (1,543 of 3,312) and they surrender 44.9 boards per game as a team. They surrender 34.7% on 3-point attempts and they are 29th in the NBA in points per game allowed (115.2).
When they last stepped on the court, the 76ers got the win with a final of 110-102 when they faced the Nets. In reference to attacking the glass, Philadelphia allowed Brooklyn to get 40 in total (12 on the offensive glass). They finished the game shooting 25.9% from downtown by connecting on 7 out of 27 and finished the contest at 21 out of 27 at the free throw line (77.8%). The 76ers permitted the Nets to bury 37 of their 81 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 45.7% in this contest. When all was said and done, the 76ers went 42 for 100 from the field which had them at 42.0%. In relation to shooting from 3-point land, Philadelphia converted 13 of their 32 tries (40.6%). They were able to bury 13 of those for a percentage of 65.0%. The Nets committed 17 personal fouls for the game which got the 76ers to the free throw line for a total of 20 attempts. They coughed it up 7 times, while getting 10 steals for this game. The 76ers collected 29 defensive boards and 14 offensive boards for a total of 43 for the matchup.
Joel Embiid ended up having an impact for the 76ers for the matchup. Embiid earned 34 points in his 32 minutes on the court and totaled 1 assist in this matchup. He knocked down 11 out of 23 in this contest for a rate of 47.8%, and added 7 rebounds.
Philadelphia has a record of 19-16 so far this year. In terms of offensive execution, the 76ers are hitting on 45.6% from the floor, which is 16th in the NBA. Philadelphia has earned 3,713 pts for the year (106.1 per game) and they pull in 41.7 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 22.3 times per contest (25th in the NBA) and they lose possession via turnover 12.3 times per contest. The 76ers are committing 19.2 fouls per contest and they go 81.8% from the charity stripe.
The Philadelphia defense gives up 34.9% on shots from beyond the arc (410 of 1,175) and their opposition makes 77.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 23.1 dimes and 45.9 rebounds on a nightly basis, ranking them 10th and 21st in basketball. The 76ers on defense are ranked 8th in the league in PPG given up with 105.9. They are forcing 13.7 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 45.1% from the floor (14th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Philadelphia
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Today's Free NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Expert Expert NBA Picks