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Houston favored by 3 against Philadelphia on Wednesday

Philadelphia 76ersHouston Rockets
Feb 22, 8:00 PM | Toyota Center

Philadelphia 76ers vs Houston Rockets Odds

20-13TEAM RECORD19-14

The Rockets will hit the floor running against the visiting Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

Houston will face the 20-13 76ers, who own a 19-14 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Rockets are 12-21 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the 76ers are 13-20 favoring the OVER.

View Philadelphia vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Rockets sat as 3-point favorites. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 186.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Rockets, currently No. 13 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the 76ers, who rate No. 3 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 101-95 victory for the 76ers.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 97.7 PPG, against a 76ers defense that ranks No. 1 at 87.4 PPG. The Rockets field goal percentage has averaged 45.1% so far, more than the 76ers shooters have achieved on the year, 45% per game.

Defensively, the 76ers feature the league's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 92.6 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Philadelphia was an 89-76 loser on the road against the Grizzlies. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (165) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Jrue Holiday scored 22 points in a failed effort to lead the 76ers to victory (they lost 89-76 to Memphis at FedExForum on Tuesday).

The Rockets were a 97-93 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Grizzlies. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (190) made winners of OVER bettors. Houston got 24 points from Kyle Lowry en route to a 97-93 victory over Memphis on Monday at Toyota Center.

Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Memphis are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Memphis are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few 76ers at Rockets trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Houston
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 11 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Houston's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Houston's last 11 games when playing Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia at Detroit, Tuesday, February 28
Houston home to Toronto, Tuesday, February 28

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