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Philadelphia 76ers vs Houston Rockets 5/5/2021 NBA Picks and Previews

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Philadelphia 76ers vs Houston Rockets 5-5-2021 NBA Picks and Previews

Philadelphia 76ers vs Houston Rockets 5/5/2021 – The Philadelphia 76ers are giving their all to maintain their best record in the NBA Easteron Conference status. This team is set to visit the NBA lottery bound Houston Rockets this Wednesday, May 5 at the Toyota Center located in Houston, Texas. The game will be featured in ATTSN-SW-Alt and NBC Sports Philadelphia live at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. NBA League Pass is set to put both feeds on their online live streaming platform for their subscribers. The Philadelphia 76ers are accepted in NBA Game Odds to dominate this road game against the Houston Rockets.

Philadelphia 76ers vs Houston Rockets 5/5/2021

When: May 5, 2021 8:00 PM ET
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
TV: ATTSN-SW-Alt | NBC Sports Philadelphia
Stream: NBA League Pass

Philadelphia 76ers vs Houston Rockets 5/5/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Philadelphia 76ers -15 (-111) 224.5 o (-110) -1600
Houston Rockets +15 (-111) 224.5 u (-110) +850
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Philadelphia 76ers Betting

The Philadelphia 76ers manage to secure a victory over the Chicago Bulls by a dozen points, 106-94. That win helped them reclaim the NBA Eastern Conference best record but they are still not out of the woods. Tobias Harris was the team’s best scorer against the Bulls with 21 points along with nine rebounds, three assists and two steals. Seth Curry is not far behind doing 20 points, four rebounds and four assists. Ben Simmons tallied 15 points, six rebounds and five assists while Joel Emibiid had a tough night shooting just 4-of-13 from the field finishing with just a subpar 13 points.

Players to watch: J. Embiid C 46 GP 46 GS 31.7 MIN 29 PTS 2.2 OR 8.5 DR 10.8 REB 3 AST 1 STL 1.4 BLK 3.1 TO 2.5 PF 0.9 AST/TO 30.55 PER

T. Harris PF 56 GP 56 GS 32.7 MIN 19.7 PTS 1 OR 6 DR 7 REB 3.6 AST 0.9 STL 0.9 BLK 1.8 TO 2 PF 2 AST/TO 20.59 PER

B. Simmons PG 53 GP 53 GS 32.6 MIN 14.5 PTS 1.6 OR 5.8 DR 7.4 REB 6.9 AST 1.7 STL 0.6 BLK 3.1 TO 3 PF 2.2 AST/TO 18.55 PER.

Houston Rockets Betting

The Houston Rockets have only won once in the last eight games and that was even against the mighty Milwaukee Bucks. Since then, they have lost back-to-back games. The first one was against the Golden State Warriors while the most recent was with the surging New York Knicks by 25 points, 97-122. Christian Wood led the team in scoring with 19 points, eight rebounds, three assists and a block while Kelly Olynyk stuffed teh stat sheet with 17 points, ten rebounds, seven assists, three steals and a block. Kevin Porter Jr. also had a notable night with 14 points, six rebounds and six assists.

Players to Watch: C. Wood C 41 GP 41 GS 32.3 MIN 21 PTS 1.9 OR 7.8 DR 9.6 REB 1.7 AST 0.8 STL 1.2 BLK 2 TO 2.1 PF 0.9 AST/TO 20.23 PER

J. Wall PG 40 GP 40 GS 32.2 MIN 20.6 PTS 0.4 OR 2.8 DR 3.2 REB 6.9 AST 1.1 STL 0.8 BLK 3.5 TO 1.2 PF 2 AST/TO 15.63 PER

K. Olynyk PF * 21 GP 19 GS 31.4 MIN 18.2 PTS 1.6 OR 6.8 DR 8.4 REB 3.2 AST 1.3 STL 0.5 BLK 2.5 TO 2.9 PF 1.3 AST/TO 21.04 PER.

Philadelphia 76ers vs Houston Rockets 5/5/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Philadelphia’s last 16 games.
Philadelphia are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.
Philadelphia are 4-10 SU in their last 14 games against Houston.
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Philadelphia’s last 15 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston.
Philadelphia are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games this season.
76ers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Philadelphia are 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 games against an opponent in the Southwest Division division.

Houston Rockets

Houston are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games against Philadelphia.
Houston are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia.
Houston are 2-12 SU in their last 14 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Houston are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.
Houston are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games played on a Wednesday.

Injuries

Philadelphia 76ers

Furkan Korkmaz SG Ankle is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Houston

Houston Rockets

Eric Gordon SG Groin is out indefinitely
D.J. Augustin PG Ankle is upgraded to “?” Wednesday vs Philadelphia
John Wall PG Hamstring is out for season
Dante Exum PG Calf is out indefinitely
Christian Wood PF Knee is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs Philadelphia
Danuel House Jr. SG Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs Philadelphia
David Nwaba SG Wrist is out indefinitely
Sterling Brown SG Knee is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Philadelphia
D.J. Wilson PF Quarantine is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Philadelphia

Head-to-Head
Philadelphia 76ers Houston Rockets
34-28-3 Against the Spread 22-43-0
30-35-0 Straight Up 28-36-1
114 Points per Game 108
108 Points Allowed per Game 115
47.63 Offensive FG% 44.12
76.2 Offensive FT% 73.83
37.12 Offensive 3PT% 33.31
45.32 Defensive FG% 47.41
75.94 Defensive FT% 78.01
36.31 Defensive 3PT% 38.05

Philadelphia 76ers vs Houston Rockets Betting Picks

The Philadelphia 76ers even as the road team are seen by the online sportsbook to dominate this game against the Houston Rockets. This should be a blowout win as the Sixers are out to polish their playoff form.

Moneyline: The Sixers as the favorites are having an ML of -1600 while the Rockets are at +850 in their home court.

ATS: It is a very wide 15 points on the ATS with the Sixers getting the -15 while the Rockets are on the far end with +15.

TOTALs: The given total for both teams in this game is set at 224.5 with the Sixers going over and the Rockets are under.

Score Prediction: 111 – 96, Sixers