Rockets vs. 76ers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 13 (Philadelphia's Aggressive Defense Pays Off)

Rockets vs. 76ers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 13 (Philadelphia's Aggressive Defense Pays Off)


Rockets vs. 76ers Game Info

  • Date: Monday, February 13, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Wells Fargo Center -- Philadelphia, PA
  • Coverage: SNSW and NBCSP

The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Monday with 11 more games, including a battle between the Houston Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers. The Rockets rank last in the Western Conference with a 13-43 record, while the 76ers check in third in the Eastern Conference with a respectable 36-19 record.

Houston enters as on a five-game losing streak that includes a 97-95 loss to the Miami Heat on Friday. Meanwhile, Philadelphia has now five of its last eight games after taking down the Brooklyn Nets by a score of 101-98 on Saturday. Which team will emerge victorious in Monday's showdown?

Rockets vs. 76ers Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: HOU: (+640) | PHI: (-950)
  • Spread: HOU: +13.5 (-110) | PHI: -13.5 (-110)
  • Total: 226.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The 76ers enter this contest as clear home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 226.5 points, which is below average compared to Monday's projected totals.

Rockets vs. 76ers Betting Trends

  • Houston is 5-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven games.
  • The total has hit the over in four of Houston's last five games.
  • Philadelphia is 16-3 straight up in its last 19 home games.
  • The total has hit the over in four of Philadelphia's last five games against Houston.

Rockets vs. 76ers Prediction & Pick

The Rockets own the worst record in the NBA and will be in competition for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft. It shouldn't be surprising to learn Houston ranks 29th in offensive efficiency and 28th in defensive efficiency. Head coach Stephen Silas' team has not found any success whatsoever.

That shouldn't change on Monday, either, as the Rockets go head-to-head with a 76ers squad that is 21-8 at the Wells Fargo Center this season. Philadelphia ranks sixth in defensive efficiency this year and forces 15.2 turnovers per home game (No. 8 in NBA). Its aggressiveness continues to pay off.

Philly has won five of its last six games against Houston, so back the 76ers with confidence here.

Final Score Prediction: Rockets: 105 | 76ers: 123

Rockets vs. 76ers Best Bet

The 76ers have played in a number of close games over the last month, so it wouldn't be shocking to see them attempt to run up the score early in order to cruise in the second half. After all, Philly has won five of its last six games against Houston and those five wins came by an average of 20.6 points.

The Rockets are 2-8 against the spread (ATS) in their last 12 away games against the 76ers. On the other side, Philadelphia is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games overall and 5-0 ATS in its last five games against a Western Conference opponent. Trust Joel Embiid and James Harden to get the job done.

Bet: Philadelphia 76ers -13.5 (-110)

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