76ers vs. Rockets - 3/9/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Rockets (31-32) at Philadelphia 76ers (8-55)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Houston Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers square off Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Houston Rockets could use a win after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 105.6 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 106.9 points on 46.5 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 29 points and 7.1 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 14.9 points and 12 rebounds. Trevor Ariza is grabbing 4.6 rebounds and Patrick Beverley is dishing 2.7 assists. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 69.9 percent from the free throw line. The Rockets are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have lost five of their last eight road games. Terrence Jones is questionable.
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The Philadelphia 76ers haven’t won a single game since February 6. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 96.5 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 107.2 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Ish Smith is averaging 15.3 points and 7.2 assists while Robert Covington is averaging 11.8 points and 5.9 rebounds. Isaiah Canaan is dishing 1.8 assists and Hollis Thompson is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 68.6 percent from the free throw line. The 76ers are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.3 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have lost six straight home games. Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel are questionable.
The Rockets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The 76ers are 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 vs. Western Conference and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Rockets are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Philadelphia and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
If the Rockets can't win this game by double digits, there's some serious problems. The 76ers are banged up, lack talent and should be wanting to lose at this point.