Houston @ Philadelphia
Current Records: Houston 11-16; Philadelphia 18-10
What to Know
The Houston Rockets are on the road again Wednesday and play against the Philadelphia 76ers at 7:30 p.m. ET Feb. 17 at Wells Fargo Center. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they'll have plenty of motivation to get the 'W.'
On Monday, Houston lost to the Washington Wizards on the road by a decisive 131-119 margin. Despite their loss, the Rockets got to see several of their players rise to the challenge and make noteworthy plays. shooting guard David Nwaba, who posted a double-double on 19 points and 11 rebounds, was the best among equals.
Meanwhile, the game between Philadelphia and the Utah Jazz on Monday was not a total blowout, but with Philadelphia falling 134-123 on the road, it was darn close to turning into one. Despite the defeat, Philadelphia got a solid performance out of point guard Ben Simmons, who almost dropped a triple-double on 42 points, 12 dimes, and nine boards.
Houston is the clear underdog, so they're hoping it's the size of the fight that determines this one. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past six games, so buyers beware.
The Rockets took a serious blow against the 76ers when the two teams previously met in August of last year, falling 134-96. Can Houston avenge their defeat, or is history doomed to repeat itself? We'll soon find out.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Wells Fargo Center -- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- TV: ESPN
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The 76ers are a big 11.5-point favorite against the Rockets, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as an 11.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
Houston have won seven out of their last ten games against Philadelphia.
- Aug 14, 2020 - Philadelphia 134 vs. Houston 96
- Jan 03, 2020 - Houston 118 vs. Philadelphia 108
- Mar 08, 2019 - Houston 107 vs. Philadelphia 91
- Jan 21, 2019 - Philadelphia 121 vs. Houston 93
- Oct 30, 2017 - Philadelphia 115 vs. Houston 107
- Oct 25, 2017 - Houston 105 vs. Philadelphia 104
- Jan 27, 2017 - Houston 123 vs. Philadelphia 118
- Nov 14, 2016 - Houston 115 vs. Philadelphia 88
- Mar 09, 2016 - Houston 118 vs. Philadelphia 104
- Nov 27, 2015 - Houston 116 vs. Philadelphia 114