Houston Rockets (11-15) at Washington Wizards (7-17)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)
The Line: Washington Wizards -1.5 -- Over/Under: 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 need a win to snap a five-game losing streak. The Houston Rockets are averaging 108.8 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 110.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Christian Wood is averaging 22 points and 10.2 rebounds while John Wall is averaging 19.5 points and 5.9 assists. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Victor Oladipo is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.
The Washington Wizards need a win after losing 10 of their last 15 games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 112.9 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 120.3 points on 48.1 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 32.8 points and five rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 19.9 points and 8.9 assists. Rui Hachimura is the third double-digit scorer and Davis Bertans is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 39.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game.
The Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wizards are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 16-6-1 in Rockets last 23 overall. The under is 5-1 in Wizards last 6 overall. The over is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Houston Rockets have gotten ice cold quickly, which includes losing their last five games by an average of 17.6 points. The Rockets will also be without Wood and Oladipo for this contest. The Washington Wizards aren't a good basketball team and I certainly don't trust them on the end of a back to back, but the Rockets are a tough sell given their rarest form and their key injuries. A healthy Wizards team at home should win this game.