NBA Houston at Philadelphia
When you go on some losing streaks you start looking on models for some juicy picks with good money lines. The NBA is by far my hardest one to bet because it just looks like every game is rigged. Over/Unders stopped short, teams giving away fast breaks to kill the spread. All makes it tough to bet the NBA.
On to the Game
I have for some reason always felt sorry for the Rockets. They had one of the best teams of all time at one point. No one really ever new it too because of one guy basically. We had some peaks in the mid 90’s but we all know why they won. Hakeem Olajuwon (spelled from memory) who was the first Mr. Fundamental was always fun to watch. It was like a pitty lay the Bulls game gave Houston because that one player went crazy for two years. I mean if you think about it the Bulls did the same thing to the 98-99 Spurs and maybe the 00-01 Lakers too.
Houston started out the year like hot fire having a 20-2 run. But since then have cooled off dramatically. I think Harden woke up one morning and remembered that he doesn’t play defense. The last three loses. They have given up an average of 124 points yikes. I think already they are in cruise control once they established they are a playoff team. They are coming into this game only winning 3 of their last 9. Because of their awesome start this year the stats are all swinging towards Houston to win this game.
Now Why I’m taking the 76ers
Guess who is back Joel Embiid. The Sixers have actually looked like a real NBA team of late. When was the last time you could have said that? When the Answer was playing I’m guessing. There is no doubt they are on the Rise winning their last 10 of 13. Philadelphia has been winning with and without their leading scorer and rebounder, missing his last 3 games. The money line on this one is +226. That is a pretty good take right now in what should be an exciting game.