Pick #1 – Houston Rockets at Philadelphia 76er's
While Houston is playing with everything they got to stay in the playoff hunt the faltering sixers are simply looking towards next year as they experiment with various players and lineups. The Rockets come into this game badly needing a win as they take a recent 4-6 struggling10 game run against the lowly 76'ers who rarely win as there last 10 game streak of 0-10 indicates. Despite Philadelphia never winning they are one of those NBA teams that puts up a fight every single night as young guys to compete for roster spots and contract positions. The Houston Rockets (31-32) and Philadelphia 76'ers (8-55) should give us a great show as Philly tries to put on the for the hometown crowd. Each team is without any major injuries of note making this a game where all offensive weapons will be on deck for both teams for the most part. The Rockets have no hurt players to report and Philadelphia shows Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid on the out of commission list. Currently Houston is bringing all they got every single night so there high powered offense should be in full force tonight. When the Rockets and 76er's get together they always play some speedy basketball as these two NBA teams over the last 10 heads up scenarios show a favorable 6-4 record towards the over side. Even though its a lot of points to cover here if we look deeper into the numbers I think we will find this to still be a very promising wager. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games so its clear they are having no trouble facilitating buckets as of late. Even better the The total has gone OVER in 16 of Houston's last 22 games and The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 8 games on the road so we know the Houston is going to bring it every single night as they make this last push. Add to this offensive and defensive stats over the last 10 games for both teams and we see combined stats of 213 and 227.1 giving us a nice high side on where this game could go. The point spread for this NBA over/under total begin at 219 and has moved 1 point up and finally we get a bet where the smart money is really trying to move the spread where we are seeing it go. When these two teams met last the score was 114 – 116 so its clear that these two teams can put up some serious numbers when they meet. We have also been monitoring the public sentiment on this bet and it is only going higher as we speak moving all the way up to 95% so far. This is a must win for the Rockets so we can expect them to put up a much need win with emphasis here. Houston needs to cover a spread of -9.5 so best believe the shots will be flying tonight. Lets trust our reads here take the OVER 220.
Houston Rockets at Philadelphia 76ers - Wednesday, March 09, 2016 7:05 PM
505 Houston Rockets -9½
506 Philadelphia 76ers +9½
505 Houston Rockets Over 220
506 Philadelphia 76ers Under 220
Betting odds provided by 5Dimes
Over 220 (2 Units)
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