Wizards vs. Rockets - 3/29/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Rockets (49-23) at Washington Wizards (41-32)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 12:30 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards +2.5 -- Over/Under: 204 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards meet Sunday at the Verizon Center.
The Houston Rockets look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. On the season, the Rockets are averaging 103.5 points on 44.1 percent shooting and are allowing 100.2 points on 44.2 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 27.2 points and seven assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 16 points and 10.6 rebounds. Trevor Ariza is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Corey Brewer is shooting 43.4 percent from the field. The Houston Rockets are shooting 48.4 percent from the line and 39.6 percent from deep in their last five games. The Rockets have also won 14 of their last 18 games when topping 100 points. However, five of the Rockets last seven losses have come on the road.
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The Washington Wizards need a win after losing four of their last five games. On the season, the Wizards are averaging 98.4 points on 46.3 percent shooting and are allowing 97.8 points on 43.6 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 17.6 points and 9.8 assists while Bradley Beal is averaging 14.7 points and 3.7 rebounds. Paul Pierce is dishing two assists and Marcin Gortat is grabbing 8.6 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting just 39.8 percent from the field in their last five games. The Wizards lack of consistent has killed them all season, however, eight of their last 10 victories have come on their home court. DeJuan Blair is questionable for this game.
The Rockets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Wizards are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win and 8-23 ATS in their last 31 games overall. The Rockets are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Washington and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
It's only a matter of time before the Wizards start to turn things around, as they're too talented to remain in this funk. The Rockets have been shaky somewhat on the road this season and early road games are hard to wake up for. I like the value of the points and the home team.