Houston Rockets VS Philadelphia 76ers

NBA Basketball 08:00 PM EST

Saturday

01/03/2020

ESPN

Spread: Houston Rockets -4.5

Over/Under: 224.5

Philadelphia 76ers vs Houston Rockets 1/3/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Philadelphia 76ers vs Houston Rockets 1/3/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Philadelphia 76ers vs Houston Rockets 1/3/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Philadelphia 76ers are on a 3-game losing slide for the 2nd time this season after its 3rd road match in a row. The 76ers succumbed to another dreadful loss in the hands of the Pacers to a score of 97-115 at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana, Tuesday night. 76ers SG Josh Richardson brought in 20 points and PG Ben Simmons delivered 18 points with 10 boards off the rim to lead Philadelphia in the loss from the Pacers. The 76ers are on 5th place at 23-15 in the Eastern Conference and 3rd in the Atlantic Division.

Philadelphia found it difficult to climb out of a 36-point pileup without their All Star Center Joel Embiid out on a sore left knee. The 76ers will face the Rockets with Embiid back and 109.6 ppg at 47.0% from the field while capping competition at 105.4 ppg. The 76ers have 46.2 rebounds, 26.4 assists 5.8 blocks, and 8.4 steals per encounter. Embiid is the team’s highest pointer with 23.7 ppg at 47.7% FG shooting and 83.4% from the free throw area. Philadelphia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 matches with the Rockets and 2-9 SU in its last 11 games versus Houston.

Philadelphia 76ers vs Houston Rockets Predictions 1/3/2020

The Houston Rockets fired up its projectiles to bring down the Denver Nuggets to a score of 130-104 at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX, Tuesday night. Harden, Capela, and Westbrook were absent in their recent loss to the Pelicans, Sunday night. The Rockets were in full strength against Indiana with Harden leading the charge with 35 points and 6 dimes followed by Westbrook with 28, PF Clint Capela made 16 points with 10 boards, and SG Eric Gordon had 12 to help the Rockets bounce back.

Houston comes to this game at 4th place at 24-11 in the Western Conference and on top of the Southwest Division with 119.4 ppg at 45.5% from the field while plugging opponents at 114.0 ppg. The Rockets energize with 47.1 rebounds, 21.6 assists, 5.0 blocks, and 8.2 steals per game. Harden is the top gunner for the Rockets with 38.2 ppg at46.2% FG shooting and 86% from the free throw area. Houston is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home and 7-1 SU in its last 8 home games with the 76ers.

Philadelphia 76ers vs Houston Rockets. The NBA pick for this game is the Houston Rockets -4.5. Philadelphia SF James Ennis III is not sure to play with an illness but Center Joel Embiid (knee) may play. Houston is in full strength and determined to win the day over Philadelphia. Houston shot at 52.9% from the field and 47.1% from 3-point territory to route the Nuggets in its recent victory and will surely be no stopping over the 76ers in their next match. Rockets win this round to a predicted score of 114-112.

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Philadelphia 76ers vs Houston Rockets 1/3/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 8:00 PM EST

Location: TD Garden, Boston,Massachusetts

Date: January 3, 2020

TV: ESPN

NBA Odds: Houston Rockets -4.5

NBA Total Odds: 224.5

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