I was correct in my 2nd NBA pick (on this site) as the Jazz (+7.5) only lost by 3 at Atlanta, 100-97. Tonight I like the 76ers-Rockets match-up.
The Philadelphia 76ers are 0-8 to start the season. They have allowed their opponents to score 114 or more points in 4 games this season. The team is averaging 90.4 points per game, which is dead last in the league. They are giving up 108.3 points per game, 28th in the league. They are 0-4 on the road this season. They are 0-2 versus Western Conference opponents. They have failed to score 100 points in all but one game so far this season. Tonight is the 2nd of a 3 game road trip through Texas. The Houston Rockets are 7-1 to start the season. They have allowed opponents to score 100 or more points only once. The team is averaging 103.3 points per game, 10th in the league. They are giving up 92.1 points per game, 2nd in the league. They are 2-1 at home this season. They are 3-0 versus Eastern Conference opponents. Including tonight they play 6 of their next 8 games at home.
On November 3rd Houston was victorious 104-93 in their first meeting with Philadelphia this season.
76ers vs Rockets Prediction
Last night the Sixers lost by 53 in Dallas, how much will they be crushed by tonight?
Take the Rockets -17