Washington Wizards (3-9) at Houston Rockets (6-9)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -1.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Washington Wizards and Houston Rockets meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Toyota Center.
The Washington Wizards need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 118.8 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 121.3 points on 49.1 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 34.5 points and 5.5 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 18 points and 10.6 assists. Thomas Bryant is the third double-digit scorer and Davis Bertans is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.3 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game.
The Houston Rockets need a win after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 110.7 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 111.4 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Christian Wood is averaging 23.5 points and 1.4 assists while Victor Oladipo is averaging 22.3 points and four rebounds. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and John Wall is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game.
The Wizards are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Rockets are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games and 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The over is 6-2 in Wizards last 8 overall. The under is 9-2-1 in Rockets last 12 overall. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Houston and 4-0-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Washington Wizards haven't played enough games to find a rhythm and they're possibly the worst defensive team in the league. Nobody should be looking to back the Wizards these days. The Houston Rockets have issues in their own right, but they're also more talented than these struggles indicate. The Rockets have the potential to turn things around eventually. The Wizards? Not so much. I'll lay the bucket with the Rockets.