Philadelphia 76ers at Houston Rockets - 12/5/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Houston Rockets (6-17) vs Philadelphia 76ers (12-11)

Game Info: Monday, December 5, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)

Betting Odds: Houston Rockets +7.5 -- Over/Under: 220 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Philadelphia 76ers and Houston Rockets meet Monday in NBA action at the Toyota Center. The Philadelphia 76ers have split their last 8 games. The Houston Rockets have lost 5 of their last 8 games.

The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 108.3 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 106.6 points on 47 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 31.4 points and 5.1 assists, while Tyrese Maxey is averaging 22.9 points and 4.4 assists. James Harden is the third double-digit scorer and Tobias Harris is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 81.1 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game.

The Houston Rockets are averaging 110 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 116.9 points on 48.5 percent shooting. Jalen Green is averaging 21.3 points and 4 rebounds, while Kevin Porter Jr. is averaging 18.8 points and 5.7 rebounds. Alperen Sengun is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Gordon is grabbing 1.9 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game.

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The 76ers are 8-18-1 ATS in their last 27 road games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Rockets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Monday games. The under is 20-7 in 76ers last 27 Monday games. The over is 9-4 in Rockets last 13 home games. The 76ers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

I don't trust the Philadelphia 76ers enough to lay big chalk with them often, but I have no choice here. The Houston Rockets are a bad team that's in full on tank mode, and that includes losing by an average of 7 points on the season and 8.2 points in their last 5 games. The Rockets also lose in the underdog role by an average of 7 points. Because I can't get behind the Rockets, I'll lay the chalk with the 76ers.

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Randy’s Pick Philadelphia 76ers -7.5

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