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Rockets battle vs Wizards highlights NBA odds

Washington WizardsHouston Rockets
25-26February 12, 2014, 08:00 | Toyota Center35-17

The Houston Rockets host Washington on Wednesday, looking to build on their 35-17 mark against the 25-26 Wizards in NBA action at Toyota Center.

This season the Rockets are 35-17 overall and 27-22-3 ATS against the number, while the Wizards are 25-26 and 27-23-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Houston is 22-28-2 on the OU, and Washington is 28-23.

View Washington Wizards vs Houston Rockets Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Rockets in this one found them as -9.5-point Favorite earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 203 at Bovada.

The Rockets - Wizards odds would favor the Wizards if the lines were set according to power ranks. Houston is rated No. 17 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Wizards sit at No. 14. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 97-93 win for the Rockets.

In their last action, Washington was a 92-89 loser on the road against the Grizzlies. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (181) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Bradley Beal chucked in 37 points for Washington on Tuesday, but they still came up short in losing 92-89 at FedExForum.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 107-89 winner as they battled the Timberwolves on the road. The Rockets covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite, while 196 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Houston got 20 points from Chandler Parsons en route to a 107-89 victory over Minnesota on Monday at Target Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 3-ranked offense (105.35 PPG) against a Wizards defense that ranks No. 12 at 99.24 PPG. The Rockets have averaged 47.34% from the field per game, more than the Wizards have managed so far this season (44.94% on average).

Next up:
Washington home to Toronto, Tuesday, February 18th
Houston at Los Angeles, Wednesday, February 19th