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Houston RocketsWashington Wizards
23-14January 11, 2014, 07:00 | Verizon Center16-18

The visiting Rockets hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Verizon Center against the Wizards.

Washington battles the Rockets, currently with a 23-14 mark (18-16-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 19-15 for the Wizards and 17-19-1 for the Rockets. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Houston Rockets vs Washington Wizards Odds and Stats.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Wizards rated this week at No. 18 and the Rockets sitting at No. 9. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 96-92 result in favor of the Rockets today.

In their last action, Houston was an 83-80 loser on the road against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (163) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. James Harden went off for 25 points and added 7 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Atlanta defeated Houston, 83-80 at Philips Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Rockets rank No. 6 in the league with 45.3 per game. That compares with Washington’s No. 21 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Washington is the NBA’s No. 12-ranked team at 8 per game, while the Rockets rate No. 6 with 8.97 per contest.

A few Rockets at Wizards trends to consider:
Houston is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Houston is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Washington
Houston is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston's last 9 games when playing Washington
Washington is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games
Washington is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Washington is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Houston at Boston, Monday, January 13th
Washington at Chicago, Monday, January 13th
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