Philadelphia 76ers vs. Houston Rockets NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for May 5, 2021

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BetMGM Jun 16, 2021, 4:20 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers (44-21) are heavily favored (-15) to continue a five-game win streak when they visit the Houston Rockets (16-49) at 8:00 PM ET on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at Toyota Center. The contest airs on SportsNet SW. The over/under in the matchup is set at 224.5.

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76ers vs Rockets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
76ers -15 -105 -115 224.5 -110 -110

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Point Total Insights

  • In Philadelphia's matchups this season, the 76ers and their opponents have eclipsed Wednesday's point total of 224.5 points 29 times (44.6% of opportunities).
  • In Houston's games this season, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Wednesday's matchup point total in 28 out of 65 matchups (43.1%).
  • The 76ers average 113.6 points per game against the Rockets' 107.7, amounting to 3.2 points under the game's point total of 224.5.
  • This game's over/under is 0.9 fewer points than the 223.6 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • The 76ers have seen a 221.7 average over/under in their games this season, 2.8 points fewer than the over/under in this matchup.
  • The over/under for this matchup is 1.4 points more than the average over/under in Rockets' games this season (223.1 points).

76ers Betting Data

  • Philadelphia has a 35-27 record against the spread this season.
  • The 76ers' record against the spread as at least a 15-point favorite is above .500 at 4-2.
  • Philadelphia has gone over the point total less than half of the time, in 29 of 62 games (46.8%).

76ers Key Players

  • Joel Embiid leads the 76ers in points and rebounds. He puts up 29.0 points per game while tacking on 10.8 rebounds.
  • Ben Simmons paces the squad with 6.9 assists per game.
  • Danny Green is the top three-point shooter for the 76ers, connecting on 2.5 per game.
  • Simmons leads the team with 1.7 steals per game. Embiid collects 1.4 blocks a game to pace Philadelphia.

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76ers Last 10 Games

76ers Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total 76ers Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/3/2021 Bulls 106-94 PHI Yes Away -20.5 202.5 -10000 3300 Regular Season No Under
5/2/2021 Spurs 113-111 PHI Yes Away -1.5 234.5 100 -120 Regular Season Yes Under
4/30/2021 Hawks 126-104 PHI Yes Home -17.5 219.5 -3000 1300 Regular Season Yes Over
4/28/2021 Hawks 127-83 PHI Yes Home -27.5 210.5 -10000 3300 Regular Season Yes Under
4/26/2021 Thunder 121-90 PHI Yes Home -19.5 210.5 -10000 3300 Regular Season Yes Over
76ers Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
6-4 7-3 4-6-0 218.3 111.9 106.4 -0.4 39.4%

76ers Injuries

76ers: Furkan Korkmaz: Day To Day (Ankle)

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Rockets Betting Data

  • Houston has covered the spread in less than half of its outings, going 22-37 ATS.
  • Houston has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 45.8% of matchups this season (27 out of 59 opportunities).

Rockets Key Players

  • Christian Wood puts up 21.0 points and 9.6 rebounds per game for the Rockets, making him the top scorer and rebounder on the squad.
  • John Wall's assist statline leads Houston; he dishes out 6.9 assists per game.
  • Eric Gordon is reliable from three-point range and leads the Rockets with 2.6 made threes per game.
  • Houston's leader in steals is Jae'Sean Tate with 1.3 per game, and its leader in blocks is Wood with 1.2 per game.

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Rockets Last 10 Games

Rockets Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Rockets Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/2/2021 Knicks 122-97 NY No Home +14.5 217.5 900 -1600 Regular Season No Over
5/1/2021 Warriors 113-87 GS No Home +21.5 211.5 3300 -10000 Regular Season No Under
4/29/2021 Bucks 143-136 HOU No Home +8.5 254.5 500 -700 Regular Season Yes Over
4/27/2021 Timberwolves 114-107 MIN No Home +4.5 218.5 165 -200 Regular Season No Over
4/24/2021 Nuggets 129-116 DEN No Away +23.5 235.5 3300 -10000 Regular Season Yes Over
Rockets Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
2-8 4-6 4-6-0 223.3 104.7 118.6 -2.7 37.8%

Rockets Injuries

Rockets: Danuel House Jr.: Day To Day (Ankle), David Nwaba: Out (Wrist), D.J. Augustin: Day To Day (Ankle), Dante Exum: Out (Calf), Eric Gordon: Out (Groin), Sterling Brown: Day To Day (Knee), John Wall: Out For Season (Hamstring), D.J. Wilson: Out (Health protocols)

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