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Washington Wizards vs Houston Rockets Odds
The Rockets hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Wednesday as the Wizards pay a visit to Toyota Center in NBA betting action.
Supporters of the Wizards have seen them go 3-15 and 9-8-1 ATS so far this season, while the Rockets are at 9-11 and 9-10-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Rockets are 12-8, while the Wizards are 10-8.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Rockets at No. 12 and the Wizards at No. 22 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 98-93 result in favor of the Rockets.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 104.5 PPG, against a Wizards defense that ranks No. 13 at 96.9 PPG. The Rockets field goal percentage has averaged 43.7% so far, more than the Wizards shooters have achieved on the year, 40.7% per game.
Defensively, the Wizards feature the league's No. 9-rated defense on the road, giving up 96.1 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the league in scoring at home.
Washington was a 77-70 winner in its last match on the road against the Hornets. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 147 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Jordan Crawford went off for 26 points and added 6 rebounds leading Washington over New Orleans, 77-70, on Tuesday at New Orleans Arena.
In their last action, Houston was a 134-126 loser at home against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (260) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Rockets got a terrific 38-point performance from Jeremy Lin but San Antonio handed them a 134-126 defeat on Monday at Toyota Center.
Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing LA Lakers are 2-8
After playing New Orleans are 0-10
After a win are 6-4
Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing San Antonio are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6
A few Wizards at Rockets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
Houston is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games when playing Washington
Houston is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing Washington
Washington home to LA Lakers, Friday, December 14
Houston home to Boston, Friday, December 14