The Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards meet Sunday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Houston Rockets are averaging 110.7 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 118.8 points on 48.3 percent shooting. Jalen Green is averaging 22.2 points and 3.8 rebounds, while Kevin Porter Jr. is averaging 19 points and 5.4 rebounds. Alperen Sengun is the third double-digit scorer and Jabari Smith Jr. is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game.
The Washington Wizards are averaging 113.2 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 114.5 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 23.2 points and 3.9 rebounds, while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 23.2 points and 2.7 assists. Kyle Kuzma is the third double-digit scorer, and Monte Morris is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.
The Rockets are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 road games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Wizards are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 7-2 in Rockets last 9 road games. The over is 4-0 in Wizards last 4 overall. The Rockets are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Washington.
Neither of these teams will be trying to win at this stage, but the Houston Rockets have been far more competitive lately and will be fielding the better roster. The Washington Wizards aren't playing defense, no key guys are taking the floor, and they're losing their last 5 games by an average of 8 points. I'll lay the bucket with the Rockets, a team that plays harder than they should most nights.