Philadelphia 76ers vs Houston Rockets NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/17/21

Philadelphia 76ers vs Houston Rockets NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/17/21 Photo by Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Rockets (11-16) at Philadelphia 76ers (18-10)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Wells Fargo Center)

The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -10.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Houston Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Houston Rockets need a win to snap a six-game losing streak. The Houston Rockets are averaging 109.2 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 111 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Christian Wood is averaging 22 points and 10.2 rebounds while John Wall is averaging 20 points and 6.2 assists. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Victor Oladipo is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game.

The Philadelphia 76ers need a win to snap a three-game losing streak. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 114.5 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 111.6 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 29.6 points and 10.8 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 20.7 points and three assists. Ben Simmons is the third double-digit scorer and Shake Milton is dishing three assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game.

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The Rockets are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The 76ers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games. The under is 16-7-1 in Rockets last 24 overall. The over is 6-2 in 76ers last 8 overall. The Rockets are 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Philadelphia and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Houston Rockets are watching a lot of they key players get hurt, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 19 points while shooting 41.2 percent from the field. The Philadelphia 76ers play their best ball at home where they're also 9-4 against the spread. Thick line, but the Rockets are in no positioned to be backed in their current form and with all of their injuries. It's the 76ers or pass.

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Randy’s Pick Philadelphia 76ers -10.5

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