Washington Wizards vs. Houston Rockets - 11/26/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Wizards vs. Houston Rockets - 11/26/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Rockets (9-9) at Washington Wizards (7-12)

NBA Basketball: Monday, November 26, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)

The Line: Washington Wizards +3.5 -- Over/Under: 224.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards meet Monday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena.

The Houston Rockets look for a victory here to get a game above a .500 record. The Houston Rockets are averaging 106.9 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 107.9 points on 46.8 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 30 points and 7.9 assists while Chris Paul is averaging 17.9 points and 7.7 assists. Clint Capela is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Gordon is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.4 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have lost four of their last five road games.

The Washington Wizards look for a statement win after splitting their last six games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 112.2 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 117.2 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 21.5 points and 4.6 rebounds while John Wall is averaging 20.9 points and 8.1 assists. Dwight Howard is the third double-digit scorer and Kelly Oubre Jr. is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have won five of their last seven home games.

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The Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss. The Wizards are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Monday games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. Western Conference. The Rockets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Washington and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The over is 4-0 in Wizards last 4 overall. The over is 4-0 in Rockets last 4 overall.

The Houston Rockets continue to be this hit or miss team that isn't playing how we expected, but they're still outscoring teams by 5.8 points while shooting 48.3 percent from the field in their last five games. So, progress has been made recently. The Washington Wizards still aren't playing a lick of defense, especially at home where they're allowing nearly 113 points on 48.7 percent shooting. With the Rockets offensive firepower and when playing to their potential, they should roll easily in this game. Not to mention the Wizards play when they want to and often looks like a team that wants to be anywhere but there. I'll lay the small number with the Rockets.

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Randy’s Pick Houston Rockets -3.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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