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Will the Rockets lose their fifth game in a row tonight vs Wizards?

The Houston Rockets won’t have much time to dwell on their recent miscues when they square off vs the Washington Wizards tonight. The Rockets are in uncharted territory this season, having gone 0-4 SU and ATS in their last four games and losing the top spot in the Western Conference back to the Golden State Warriors. H-Town will look to snap out of this funk in Chocolate City and opened as 1.5-point favorites.

  • The Wizards are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in eight of the Rockets’ last 11 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in nine of the Wizards’ last 12 games at home.

Houston must be doing a lot of soul-searching after a crushing loss to the Celtics last night. After being up 41-17 at the end of the first quarter and leading for the majority of the game, the Rockets let another one slip away. And while it’s still relatively early in the season, it’s not a coincidence that this four-game losing streak coincided with point guard Chris Paul’s absence from the lineup. The Rockets were on a tear prior to Paul’s adductor strain, winning 14 straight games and dominating teams with their system of “threes and layups only.” But even if Paul doesn’t return tonight, bettors should feel OK with backing the Rockets, who have done well in their trips to Washington, having gone 10-2 SU and ATS in their last 12 visits.

The Wizards have been a frustrating team for bettors to get a feel for this season and there’s nothing more evident of this fact than their last four games. They took down the Celtics in Boston and took care of business vs Orlando but then dropped road games to downtrodden teams like Atlanta and Brooklyn. Luckily for the Wizards, they’ve still been a decent home bet this season and are 4-1 SU in their last five games at Capital One Arena so the safe pick may be to just take their moneyline if you plan to place a wager on the Wiz.

For totals bettors, consider the OVER in this matchup as the OVER has hit in seven of the Rockets’ last 10 games and they are the second-highest scoring team in the league (114.6 points per game). Washington is no slouch either scoring the rock, ranking 11th in the league with 105 points per game and upping that output to 109 at home. Expect a score-fest in DC!

Houston Rockets vs Washington Wizards Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Wizards sport a record of 19-16 and 17-18 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Houston Rockets sit at 25-8 and 16-16-1 ATS on the NBA season. The OVER/UNDER totals betting records are 12-23 for the Washington Wizards and 17-16 for the Houston Rockets. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Houston injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 16-rated Wizards and the No. 1-ranked Rockets, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Washington's No. 12-ranked offense (105.63 PPG) against a Houston Rockets defense that ranks No. 15 at 105.36 PPG. The Wizards have averaged 45.69% from the field per game, less than the Rockets have managed so far this NBA season (46.52% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston got 34 points from James Harden en route to a 99-98 loss at the hands of Boston on Thursday at TD Garden.

The Wizards endured a 113-99 loss at the hands of the Hawks on Wednesday, despite a 20-point effort from Bradley Beal at Philips Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
  • Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Houston's last 11 games
  • Washington is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Washington's last 25 games
  • Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Washington's last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to Los Angeles, Sunday, December 31
Washington home to Chicago, Sunday, December 31