Philadelphia 76ers at Houston Rockets NBA Lines & Picks -March 8th, 2019
Rockets Look to Avoid Season Sweep at the Hands of 76ers
The red-hot Houston Rockets will attempt to maintain their winning disposition and will look to capture their seventh consecutive victory and creep ever closer as a top-3 team in the Western conference as they get ready to resume hostilities in a juicy matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers. The two inter-conference antagonists are scheduled to square off in the last installment of their two-game regular season series with the contest set to be disputed Friday night at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX.
When: 8:00 PM ET, Friday, March 8, 2019
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
TV: ESPN, FS NBCS Philadelphia, AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Philadelphia : 41-24
Vegas Sports Lines: Houston -6.5 T: 231.5
Things have changed since the two sides met last back on January 21 when the 76ers pasted the Rockets by 28 points. James Harden was in the midst of his 30-point scoring streak which basically handcuffed the Rockets’ offensive imagination while Chris Paul watched the game from the sidelines. 76ers star Joel Embiid led Philly with 32 points and 14 rebounds in the win. Paul is back relieving some pressure off Harden while Embiid will miss his 8th straight game with a knee injury as the 76ers clearly haven’t been the same without their star player.
Vegas Final Score Prediction: Houston 120, Philadelphia 108
Philadelphia home to Indiana Sunday, March 10
Houston at Dallas Sunday, March 10