Houston Rockets vs Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 5/5/21

Houston Rockets vs Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 5/5/21 Photo by Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia 76ers (44-21) at Houston Rockets (16-49)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)

The Line: Houston Rockets +15.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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

The Philadelphia 76ers look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 113.6 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 108.2 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 29 points and 10.8 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 19.7 points and 3.6 assists. Ben Simmons is the third double-digit scorer and Shake Milton is dishing three assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game.

The Houston Rockets need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 107.7 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 115.4 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Christian Wood is averaging 21 points and 9.6 rebounds while Kelly Olynyk is averaging 18.2 points and 3.2 assists. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Porter Jr. is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.

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The 76ers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Rockets are 15-36 ATS in their last 51 home games and 22-47 ATS in their last 69 games overall. The under is 16-7 in 76ers last 23 overall. The under is 35-15-1 in Rockets last 51 home games. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Houston and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Philadelphia 76ers are competing for the top position in the East and are winning their last five games by an average of 22.2 points on 50.3 percent shooting from the field. The Houston Rockets continue to lose and fail to cover numbers, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 12.8 points. The Rockets are 8-26 against the spread at home. This number is insane, but the numbers and trends say it's legitimate. Give me the 76ers in a blowout victory.

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Randy’s Pick Philadelphia 76ers -15.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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