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Wizards Continue to Catch Oddsmakers Sleeping

The Washington Wizards have finally reached the .500 mark for the first time this year, but they’ll be in tough to put another win on the board as a date with James Harden and the red-hot Houston Rockets awaits on Monday.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of the Wizards' last 16 games.
  • The Wizards are 5-18 SU in their last 23 games against the Rockets.
  • The total has gone OVER in the Rockets' last six games.

The Rockets, who went 15-2 in December, have averaged a phenomenal 130.8 points during their four-game winning streak. Harden finished with a career-high 53 points, 17 assists and 16 rebounds in Houston’s 129-122 win over the New York Knicks on New Year’s Eve.

The Wizards are no slouch, though. Washington went 10-5 in December, including three straight to finish 2016 on a winning note – the most recent a 118-95 hammering of the lowly Brooklyn Nets on Friday. John Wall and company are 0-3 SU on the road against Western Conference opponents in the campaign.

Washington has been one of the best bets in the NBA lately, going 8-1 ATS in its last nine affairs.

Washington Wizards vs Houston Rockets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Wizards will try to spoil the party on Monday; they are 17-15 ATS against the betting spread this NBA season, while the Houston Rockets are 23-12 ATS. Washington is 21-11 vs the betting total points scored; Houston is 20-15. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Washington injuries news.

The Houston Rockets sit at No. 1 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Washington Wizards are at No. 10 on that betting chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Houston's No. 2-ranked offense averaging 114.94 PPG, against a Washington Wizards defense that ranks No. 22 at 106.12 PPG. The Houston Rockets field goal percentage has averaged 47.02% so far, more than the Washington Wizards shooters have achieved on the year, 46.94% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington cruised to victory on Friday, running Brooklyn out of the gym and running up a 118-95 score at Verizon Center.

The Rockets got a 53-point performance from James Harden as Houston handed New York a 129-122 defeat on Saturday at Toyota Center.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Washington's last 16 games
  • Washington is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • Houston is 17-8 ATS in its last 25 games
  • Houston is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games
  • Houston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Dallas, Tuesday, January 3rd
Houston home to Oklahoma City, Thursday, January 5th

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