Houston Rockets vs Philadelphia 76ers 2/17/2021 NBA Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Houston Rockets vs Philadelphia 76ers 2/17/2021 – The Philadelphia 76ers have been struggling on their NBA Western Conference swing and they are glad to be back at home for their next game. The Houston Rockets are going to visit them at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this Wednesday, February 17. NBA TV will be taking care of the broadcast and will go live at exactly 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time while NBA League Pass will be taking the same feed for their subscribers. The Houston Rockets have been struggling to pick up a win for the past weeks and NBA Game Odds just don’t see them taking a win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
Houston Rockets vs Philadelphia 76ers 2/17/2021
Houston Rockets vs Philadelphia 76ers 2/17/2021 Betting Odds
Houston Rockets Betting
This has been a very mediocre season for the Houston Rockets and they will be bringing a six-game losing streak when they face the Philadelphia 76ers on the road. Their most recent loss was against one of the worst teams in the NBA. The Washington Wizards had their number and won by 12 points in a high scoring affair, 119-131. The team has been struggling without Christian Wood and Victor Oladipo. DeMarcus Cousins and John Wall have been showing their age and have not been carrying the team well. Eric Gordon has been very helpful in adding offense but he is also doubtful coming to this next matchup.
Players to watch: C. Wood C 17 GP 17 GS 31.2 MIN 22 PTS 1.8 OR 8.4 DR 10.2 REB 1.3 AST 0.9 STL 1.5 BLK 1.8 TO 1.9 PF 0.7 AST/TO 24.21 PER
J. Wall PG 18 GP 18 GS 30.8 MIN 20 PTS 0.6 OR 3.2 DR 3.7 REB 6.2 AST 0.9 STL 0.7 BLK 3.3 TO 1.3 PF 1.9 AST/TO 17.48 PER
E. Gordon SG 21 GP 9 GS 29.2 MIN 18.8 PTS 0.3 OR 2 DR 2.3 REB 2.6 AST 0.6 STL 0.5 BLK 1.9 TO 1.4 PF 1.4 AST/TO 17.2 PER.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting
The Philadelphia 76ers have been exposed during their recent trip to the NBA Western Conference and hopes to snap the slump at home. This is going to be a team coming out hungry to get back on their winning groove after losing to the league’s best Utah Jazz by 11 points, 123-134. They didn’t have Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons’ 42-point performance cannot bail them out. Tobias Harris also had a good night doing 32 points and ten rebounds but their lack of depth in the middle has been showing. Dwight Howard tried to fill in Embiid’s shoes and finished with just 14 points and 12 boards.
Players to Watch: J. Embiid C 22 GP 22 GS 32.3 MIN 29.6 PTS 2 OR 8.8 DR 10.8 REB 2.8 AST 1.3 STL 1.2 BLK 3.3 TO 2.5 PF 0.8 AST/TO 31.15 PER
T. Harris PF 25 GP 25 GS 34.4 MIN 20.7 PTS 1.3 OR 6.2 DR 7.4 REB 3 AST 0.8 STL 0.8 BLK 2.1 TO 2.1 PF 1.4 AST/TO 19.47 PER
B. Simmons PG 25 GP 25 GS 33.4 MIN 15.2 PTS 1.6 OR 6.7 DR 8.3 REB 8 AST 1.7 STL 0.8 BLK 3.4 TO 3.2 PF 2.4 AST/TO 19.97 PER.
Houston Rockets vs Philadelphia 76ers 2/17/2021 Betting Numbers
Houston are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games.
Philadelphia are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
P.J. Tucker PF Quad is “?” Wednesday vs Philadelphia
Joel Embiid C Back is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs Houston
Houston Rockets vs Philadelphia 76ers Betting Picks
The Philadelphia 76ers are not rushing to bring back Joel Embiid into the roster but nonetheless, with or without the All-Star center, they should be the best bet to win over the Houston Rockets according to Sports Gambling.
Moneyline: Sixers are the favorites to win and are handed an ML of -800 while the Rockets are +550.
ATS: A very wide 10.5 points is what separates both teams in between. Sixers take the -10.5 while the Rockets are on the far side with +10.5.
TOTALs: 225.5 is the total for this game with the Sixers going under while the Rockets the team over.
Score Prediction: 125 – 112, Sixers