Washington Wizards vs. Houston Rockets Pick-Odds-Prediction 1/11/14
Houston Rockets (23-14) at Washington Wizards (16-18)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Houston Rockets head to Washington on Saturday to face off against the Wizards.
The Washington Wizards are currently sitting at 16-18 this season, with a home record of 7-8 on the year. The Wizards are playing some respectable ball this season, but unfortunately for them, they are in basically the one legit division in the East, and currently trail the Heat by 9.5 games, and the Hawks by seven games. The Wizards have won two out of their last three heading into Saturday’s meeting with the Rockets, with the one lone loss in that stretch coming on the road at Indiana…no shame there. This is a tough spot for the Wizards however as they make a quick stop here at home, after a three game road stretch, playing this one off of no rest.
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The Houston Rockets are 23-14 on the year at this point, and currently the Rockets are in second place in the Southwest division, trailing the mighty Spurs by 5.5 games. I love watching this Rockets team play as Houston has one of the elite offenses in the league right now, putting up an average of 105.1 points per game. Houston, like the Wizards, have won two out of their last three heading into Saturday night. This will be the second game on the road for the Rockets in a four game road stretch. Houston lost the first game of this stretch on Friday to the Hawks 83-80 on Friday night.
The Rockets are 4-0-1 against the spread in their last five games on Saturday’s and the Rockets are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games when playing on no rest.
The Wizards are 13-3 against the spread in their last 16 games on Saturdays, and Washington is 8-2 against the spread in their last ten games following an ATS loss.
I am still waiting for a line on this game. When the line is out, I will update this article with my free pick, so please be sure to check back.