The Philadelphia 76ers (12-11) are set to face the Houston Rockets (6-17) Monday at Toyota Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET.
The 76ers suffered a 117-109 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies Friday as they failed to cover as 4.5-point road underdogs. Philadelphia has lost 2 straight games following a 3-game win streak.
The Rockets lost 120-101 to the Golden State Warriors Saturday as they fell short of covering as 11-point underdogs on the road. Houston has lost 3 of its last 4 games on the heels of a 2-game win streak.
76ers at Rockets odds
- Moneyline (ML): 76ers -300 (bet $300 to win $100) | Rockets +250 (bet $100 to win $250)
- Against the spread (ATS): 76ers -7.5 (-110) | Rockets +7.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 221.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
76ers at Rockets key injuries
- G James Harden (foot) questionable
- G Tyrese Maxey (foot) out
- F Georges Niang (foot) questionable
- F Jae’Sean Tate (ankle) out
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
76ers at Rockets picks and predictions
76ers 118, Rockets 108
Go ahead and AVOID the moneyline in this game. While the 76ers (-300) should be able to win on the road against the Rockets, taking them straight up at their current odds isn’t advised.
76ERS -7.5 (-110) is where I’m leaning in this game as the Rockets don’t have anyone that can slow down C Joel Embiid. Even though he’s listed as questionable, the expectation is for Harden to make his return Monday.
The 76ers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a loss and they are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings with the Rockets.
Even with the 76ers playing at the 4th-slowest pace in the NBA, they have the 12th-best true-shooting percentage and the Rockets have the 3rd-worst defensive rating. Given that information OVER 221.5 (-110) is an intriguing wager.
The Over is 7-1 in Philadelphia’s last 8 games against a team with a losing record and Houston has gone Over in 6 of its last 7 home games against a team with a losing road record.