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Rockets take on 76ers in hoops contest

Houston RocketsPhiladelphia 76ers
5-3November 13, 2013, 07:00 | Wells Fargo Center4-4

The Rockets will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the 76ers in Philadelphia at Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday in NBA action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The 76ers are 4-4 so far on the season, and 5-3 ATS vs. the number. The Rockets, meanwhile, are 5-3 and 3-4-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Philadelphia go 5-3 and the Rockets go 4-4 on the totals.

View Houston Rockets vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds and Stats.

The 76ers were listed as a 9-point underdogs at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), while the total was listed at 207 over at 5Dimes earlier.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 24-rated 76ers and the No. 10-rated Rockets in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 99-94 win for the Rockets on Wednesday.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 110-104 winner as they battled the Raptors at home. The Rockets failed to cover in the match as a 7-point favorite, while 214 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Jeremy Lin poured in 31 points for Houston on Monday, as they defeated Toronto 110-104 at Toyota Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Rockets rank No. 1 in the league with 47.88 per game. That compares with Philadelphia’s No. 9 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Philadelphia is the NBA’s No. 18-ranked team at 7.38 per game, while the Rockets rate No. 12 with 7.88 per contest.

A few Rockets at 76ers trends to consider:
Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Houston's last 15 games
Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Houston is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Philadelphia is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 10 games
Philadelphia is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
Houston at New York, Thursday, November 14th
Philadelphia at Atlanta, Friday, November 15th