The Philadelphia 76ers and Houston Rockets meet Friday in NBA action at the Toyota Center.
|Date:||Friday January 3, 2020|
|Time:||8:00 PM (EST)|
|Location:||Toyota Center, 1510, Polk Street, Houston, Harris County, Texas, 77002, USA|
|Odds/Point Spread:||HOU -4.5|
CONSENSUSFROM 184 PREDICTIONS
COMPUTER PREDICTIONSTATS MODELED SCORE PREDICTION
|23-13 (16-19-1 ATS) this season||23-11 (17-17 ATS) this season|
|Philadelphia o/u is 7-3 the last 10 games||Houston o/u is 5-5 the last 10 games|
|Philadelphia are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.||Houston are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.|
|The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia’s last 8 games.||Houston are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games.|
|Philadelphia are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games.||The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games against Philadelphia.|
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
Houston Rockets Injuries
|James Ennis III (Illness) is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs Houston|
|Joel Embiid (Knee) is upgraded to probable Friday vs Houston|
New York Knicks
The Philadelphia 76ers go to the Toyota Center on Friday to take on the Houston Rockets in Houston, Texas. The 76ers are on a three-game losing streak right now. Philadelphia has lost to the Orlando Magic, Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers in their losing streak.
The 76ers are having an uncommon slip, as they are regularly probably the best group in b-ball. The desires started to increment for the 76ers when they crushed the Milwaukee Bucks on Christmas Day, however they have not had the option to meet desires for most games after that matchup. The 76ers experience experienced issues separating this season, as they have Joell Embiid, Al Horford, and Ben Simmons for extensive stretches in-game.
The Houston Rockets are coming off of a win over the Denver Nuggets. The Rockets have won three of their last five games.
The Houston Rockets are 23-11 on the season and are fourth in Western Conference. The Houston Rockets are perhaps the best group on offense, as they create the second-most focuses per game in the NBA. Be that as it may, the Rockets have done very well on guard too, as the Rockets are ninth in the NBA, and with the blend of their offense and resistance, they are one of the most risky groups in the NBA.
- Philadelphia is 15-17 ATS this season
- 76ers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games following a straight-up loss.
- Houston is 17-17 ATS this season
- Rockets are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games playing on two days rest.
The Philadelphia 76ers and the Houston Rockets have had a very similar season so far. Many could argue that they have similar issues as well on the court, as James Harden and Russell Westbrook struggle to find continuity on the court together at times, and Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons seem to deal with similar issues as well. I think the winner is whoever’s best two players have better performances, that will be enough to pull a win out. I don’t see the Philadelphia 76ers having such a long losing streak, so I think that they bounce back in this one and win a close game in Houston. Final Score Prediction, Philadelphia 76ers win 111 – 108.