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(1-4) Philadelphia 76ers vs. Houston Rockets (5-2)
Date: Monday October 30
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Rockets -6.5
NBA Betting Total: 216.5
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The Sixers and Rockets faced off recently in one of the early season’s best contests. Houston walked away with a 105-104 win in Philly, and now the Sixers have their shot at exacting revenge on the Rockets’ own court.
The Philadelphia 76ers, despite their 1-4 record and overall rough start, have become the darlings of the NBA. Everybody knows about “The Process” but watching it play out this year has officially earned them fans all over the country.
The problem for Philly—beyond the fact that it’s simply not winning—is that its prized No. 1 draft pick, Markelle Fultz, is out for the foreseeable future. He has a shoulder injury that has impacted the start to his carer in a negative way, and now he’ll be sidelined because of it.
Against Houston, the Sixers will need two big-time performances from their one-two punch of Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. But they’ll also need solid showings from role players such as TJ McConnel, Robert Covington and more.
After all, the 76ers have gotten big-time performances from Simmons and Embiid all season up to this point. Yet they only have a single victory to show for it.
When Chris Paul was sidelined with an injury after just his first game with the Houston Rockets, there was reason for concern. He’s one of the greatest point guards the league has ever seen, and you can’t simply replace that.
The catch to all of that is that the Rockets have been just fine. James Harden has gone about his business as you’d expect and he’s leading the team to plenty of success early in the year.
Against Philly, Houston shouldn’t worry about specifically stopping Simmons and Embiid. Those two will likely get their numbers, but the Rockets shouldn’t worry.
For starters, it’s a matter of making sure the role players don’t have big nights. Philadelphia needs more than just two big nights, and the Rockets need to make sure the Sixers don’t get it.
The other reason Houston shouldn’t worry about Embiid and Simmons is because they’re going to score plenty of points themselves. The last time these two squads met, the Rockets dropped 105 points. That should be an absolute minimum at home.
NBA Betting Trends:
- HOU are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss
- HOU are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game
Free Philadelphia 76ers vs. Houston Rockets NBA Prediction:
The Sixers are working through some things right now that have the start of their dream season off to a rough start. The Rockets, on the other hand, have everything going their way despite a bad 103-89 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies in their last outing.
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Houston is going to come out of the gate in this one and not let up. The Sixers, as previously mentioned, will likely get solid individual performances from Embiid and Simmons. But that won’t be enough against a team looking to eventually challenge the Golden State Warriors for top spot out West.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Houston Rockets 115 – Philadelphia 76ers 100
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