Houston Rockets vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 2/13/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Houston Rockets vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Monday, February 13, 2023
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (+16)
The Philadelphia 76ers are hosting the Houston Rockets at Wells Fargo Center on Monday. Houston opens as 16-point dogs. The betting total comes in at 230.
The Rockets took the court against the Heat and ended up losing by a score of 97-95 in their last contest. In reference to fouls, the Rockets ended up finishing with 21 while the Heat had 23 fouls. They converted 12 of their 38 attempts from distance. Miami ended up shooting 95.5% from the free throw line by making 21 of their 22 tries. Moreover, Miami snagged 40 boards (6 offensive, 34 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Miami recorded 21 dimes and had 11 steals for this game. When it comes to defense, Houston allowed the other team to go 41.6% from the field on 32 of 77 shooting. They also doled out 23 assists in this contest as well as forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and getting 11 steals. In terms of pulling down rebounds, they earned 47 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. At the charity stripe, the Rockets converted 18 of 24 tries for a percentage of 75.0%. Houston walked away from the contest with a 41.7% field goal percentage (35 out of 84) and knocked down 7 out of their 30 three-point shots.
Kenyon Martin Jr. is one player who was a major factor in this matchup. He recorded 17 points on 6 of 9 shooting. He was on the court for 38 mins and also snagged 6 rebounds. Martin finished the contest at 66.7% from the floor and also totaled 3 assists.
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Houston heads into this one with a win-loss record of 13-43 on the season. They are averaging 110.1 pts per game (29th in basketball) while connecting on 45.3% from the field. The Rockets are hitting 32.8% from downtown (613 of 1,868) and 75.3% from the free throw line. As a team, Houston is collecting 46.6 boards per game and has accounted for 1,262 dimes this season, which ranks 30th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are giving up possession 17.0 times per contest and as a group they are committing 20.5 fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Rockets are able to force 13.3 turnovers every game while drawing 21.3 fouls. They give up 36.9% on shots from downtown while they are 25th in the NBA in points per game allowed (117.8). The Rockets defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 47.5% (2,359 of 4,964) and they surrender 41.6 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are 17th in the league in giving up assists with 1,445 conceded for the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the 76ers got the victory with a final of 101-98 against the Nets. In the matter of rebounding, Philadelphia allowed Brooklyn to snag 42 in total (12 on the offensive glass). They finished 32.5% from three-point range by shooting 13 out of 40 and ended up going 11 of 13 from the charity stripe (84.6%). The 76ers permitted the Nets to convert 37 out of 92 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 40.2% for this contest. When the final whistle blew, the 76ers finished 33 for 75 from the field which had them at 44.0%. When talking about 3-point shots, Philadelphia converted 6 of 23 attempts (26.1%). They were able to knock down 29 of those for a percentage of 96.7%. The Nets committed 20 fouls in this matchup which got the 76ers to the free throw line for 30 tries. They gave up possession 10 times, while getting 4 steals for the contest. The 76ers collected 33 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards totaling 41 in the matchup.
Joel Embiid was important for the 76ers for the game. He converted 12 of 18 for this contest giving him a rate of 66.7%, and accounted for 13 rebounds. Embiid totaled 37 points in his 37 mins on the court and tallied 2 assists for the contest.
Philadelphia has a win-loss mark of 36-19 for the season. The 76ers commit 20.3 fouls per contest while shooting 82.6% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 25.1 times per game (14th in the league) and they turn it over 13.8 times per game. Philadelphia has 6,277 pts for the season (114.1 per contest) and they pull down 40.6 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the 76ers are connecting on 48.1% from the field, which has them ranked 10th in the NBA.
The Philadelphia defense allows 34.6% on three-point shots (623 of 1,802) and opponents are connecting on 78.2% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 24.0 assists and 42.1 boards per contest, ranking them 7th and 8th in the league. The 76ers on the defensive end are ranked 3rd in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 110.5. They are able to force 15.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 47.3% from the field (14th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Houston (+16)
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