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Rockets face 76ers: NBA odds preview

Houston RocketsPhiladelphia 76ers
Jan 12, 7:30 PM | Wells Fargo Center

Houston Rockets vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds

21-16TEAM RECORD15-22

Houston pays a visit to Philadelphia on Saturday, hoping to send the 76ers to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Wells Fargo Center.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The 76ers are 15-22 so far on the season, and 15-22 ATS vs. the number. The Rockets, meanwhile, are 21-16 and 21-15-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Philadelphia go 20-17 and the Rockets go 21-16 on the totals.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The 76ers - Rockets odds would favor the Rockets if the lines were set according to power ranks. Philadelphia is rated No. 23 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Rockets sit at No. 12. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 102-95 win for the Rockets.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Rockets rank No. 11 in the league with 43 per game. That compares with Philadelphia’s No. 22 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Philadelphia is the NBA’s No. 19-ranked team at 6.5 per game, while the Rockets rate No. 2 with 9.9 per contest.

Defensively, the Rockets feature the league's No. 26-rated defense on the road, giving up 103.7 points per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 in the league in scoring at home.

Houston lost its last outing, a 103-91 result against the Celtics on January 11. The Rockets failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 194 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Rockets endured a 103-91 loss at the hands of the Celtics on Friday, despite a 24-point effort from James Harden at TD Garden.

The 76ers were a 90-72 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Raptors. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (162) made winners of UNDER bettors. Philadelphia suffered a 90-72 loss against Toronto on Wednesday, getting 16 points from Thaddeus Young in a losing effort at Air Canada Centre.

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing New Orleans are 4-6
After playing Toronto are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few Rockets at 76ers trends to consider:
Houston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Houston is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Houston's last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Houston's last 13 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Philadelphia's last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
Philadelphia is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Philadelphia's last 13 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston home to LA Clippers, Tuesday, January 15
Philadelphia home to New Orleans, Tuesday, January 15