Washington Wizards (20-26) vs. Houston Rockets (11-36)
January 25, 2023 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Houston Rockets +3; Over/Under: -
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The Washington Wizards and Houston Rockets meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Toyota Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Washington Wizards Betting Preview
The Washington Wizards are averaging 112.5 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 113.3 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 22.5 points and 3.5 rebounds, while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 22.1 points and 2.4 assists. Kyle Kuzma is the third double-digit scorer, and Monte Morris is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.
The Houston Rockets Betting Preview
The Houston Rockets are averaging 109.9 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 117.4 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Jalen Green is averaging 22.1 points and 4.2 rebounds, while Kevin Porter Jr. is averaging 19.2 points and 5.5 rebounds. Alperen Sengun is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Gordon is grabbing 2 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.6 rebounds per game.
Wizards vs. Rockets Trends
The Wizards are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games and 40-17-2 ATS in their last 59 games playing on 0 days rest. The Rockets are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 home games and 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The over is 5-2-1 in Wizards last 8 overall. The over is 5-2 in Rockets last 7 overall. The Wizards are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Houston.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Washington Wizards are on the end of a back to back, but if they’re serious about staying in the playoff hunt, these are games they need to win. The Rockets are losing their last 5 games by an average of 7.6 points, and they lose at home by an average of 4 points. With Beal back in the mix, there are no excuses for the Wizards here. I’ll lay the bucket.