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76ers Take on Struggling Rockets

Monday night’s NBA action on TNT gets underway at 8 p.m. with an inter-conference clash between the Houston Rockets and the Philadelphia 76ers. Philly is favored by 4.5 points at home and BetAnySports has set the total line at 234.5 points.

Houston has been struggling with consistency over its past eight games. They have a straight-up record of 4-4 while going 3-5 against the spread. Six of those games were played on its home court heading into this week’s brief two-game road trip. The Rockets are 9-12 SU on the road this season with an 8-13 record ATS. The total has gone OVER in five of its last seven games overall.

James Harden scored 48 points and Eric Gordon put up 30 more in Saturday’s 138-134 overtime victory against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Rockets failed to cover as seven-point home favorites. Harden is averaging 35.7 points per game and he also leads the team in assists (8.5). Houston is 10th in the league in scoring with 112.6 PPG and it slips to 15th when it comes to points allowed (110.5).

76ers Look to Rebound After Rare Home Loss

The 76ers are coming off a rare loss at home with Saturday’s 117-115 setback against Oklahoma City as 3.5-point favorites on BetAnySports’ closing line. They are 7-3 SU over their last 10 games while going an even 5-5 ATS. The total stayed UNDER 235 points against the Thunder and it has stayed UNDER in three of their last four games. Philadelphia is 19-5 SU at home this season with a 13-11 record ATS.

Joel Embiid put up a team-high 31 points in Saturday’s loss along with eight rebounds and six assists. Ben Simmons was one assist shy (9) of a triple-double to go with his 20 points and 15 rebounds. Embiid is the team’s leader in points (27.0) and Simmons is averaging a team-high 8.2 assists a game. Philadelphia is scoring an average of 115.4 PPG while allowing 112.2 points on defense.

Beating Philly on its home court is a tough task for any NBA team. My lean is towards the Sixers covering the 4.5 points on Monday night at home, but my ‘best bet’ is the OVER 234.5 on the total line.

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NBA Betting Odds & Trends

Houston Rockets
The Rockets are 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
The Rockets are 15-5 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games
Houston is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
The Rockets are 4-9 SU in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston’s last 9 games on the road
The Rockets are 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Philadelphia
Houston is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
The Rockets are 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Philadelphia 76ers
The 76ers are 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Philadelphia is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The 76ers are 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 7 games at home
Philadelphia is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Houston
The 76ers are 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games when playing Houston
The 76ers are 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Houston
Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games when playing at home against Houston

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Dirty

Dirty has been an employee or owner of some of the top online sports gambling forums since 1998. He worked at EOG.com from it's inception until 2008 when he left and opened GamblingIQ and then in 2012 opened Handicappers Hidaway. He has written hundreds af articles over the years and always has his "Dirty Dozen" College Football poll up starting the first week of October.
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