Rockets vs. Wizards - 1/30/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (20-24) at Houston Rockets (25-23)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -3 -- Over/Under: 218.5 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Wizards and Houston Rockets meet Saturday night at the Toyota Center.
The Washington Wizards need a victory after losing five of their last six games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 101.9 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 104.4 points on 46.8 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 19.5 points and 9.8 assists while Bradley Beal is averaging 18.4 points and 4.1 rebounds. Marcin Gortat is grabbing 9.9 rebounds and Gary Neal is dishing 1.3 assists. The Washington Wizards are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Wizards are allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have split their last 10 road games. Kris Humphries is doubtful and Otto Porter is questionable.
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The Houston Rockets look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 104.7 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 106.1 points on 46.6 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 27.5 points and 6.9 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 14.4 points and 12 rebounds. Trevor Ariza is grabbing 4.6 rebounds and Ty Lawson is dishing 3.9 assists. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The Rockets are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have won 10 of their last 14 home games.
The Wizards are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-14 ATS in their last 19 vs. Eastern Conference. The Wizards are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Houston.
The Wizards are starting to look more and more like a lottery team, as they can't play consistent ball and remain banged up. The Rockets play their best in Houston and have been flying under the radar over the last month. Houston rolls here.