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Houston Rockets vs. Washington Wizards - 4/3/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Washington Wizards (42-35) at Houston Rockets (62-15)
Date & Time Tuesday April 3, 2018, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location Unknown Location Unknown Address
The Line
The Line: Houston Rockets -6.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
CNSW
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The Washington Wizards and Houston Rockets meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Toyota Center.

The Washington Wizards could use a statement win here after losing five of their last seven games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 106.8 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 105.8 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 22.7 points and 4.4 rebounds while John Wall is averaging 19.2 points and 9.4 assists. Otto Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Kelly Oubre Jr. is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have split their last eight road games.

The Houston Rockets look to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time since early January. The Houston Rockets are averaging 113.1 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 104.1 points on 46.3 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 30.6 points and 8.8 assists while Chris Paul is averaging 18.6 points and eight assists. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Clint Capela is grabbing 10.9 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets haven’t lost a home game since January 4.

The Wizards are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games, 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Rockets are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS loss and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up loss. The Wizards are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Houston, the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the road team is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.

The Washington Wizards just lost to the Chicago Bulls and continue to play this inconsistent basketball, so even with Wall back, I'm not trusting this squad. The Houston Rockets continue to be the best team in the league, haven't lost a home game in about three months and are outscoring teams by 9.8 points at home this season overall. Chris Paul is expected to return for this contest, and you know the Rockets will be focused for a rebound performance after getting waxed by the Spurs on Sunday. The Rockets are also 15-8 ATS this season when favored anywhere between 6 and 8.5 points. Give me the Rockets and the reasonable line.

Pick:
Houston Rockets -6.5

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