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Rockets face Wizards: NBA odds preview

Houston RocketsWashington Wizards
Jan 16, 2:00 PM | Verizon Center

Houston Rockets vs Washington Wizards Odds


The Wizards will try to cover the spread at Verizon Center on Monday when they get a visit from the Rockets in basketball action.

The Wizards sport records of 1-11 and 3-9 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Rockets sit at 5-7 and 7-5 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-9 for the Wizards and 4-8 for the Rockets.

View Houston vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Wizards in this one will find them as 5.5-point underdogs, while the total was sitting at 190.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 30 (Wizards) and the No. 5 (Rockets) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 91-82 result in favor of the Rockets is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Rockets rank No. 5 in the league with 44.2 per game. That compares with Washington’s No. 22 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Washington is the NBA’s No. 27-ranked team at 3.7 per game, while the Rockets rate No. 9 with 6.9 per contest.

Defensively, the Rockets feature the league's No. 27-rated defense on the road, allowing 103.1 points per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 in the league in scoring at home.

Houston won its last outing, a 107-105 result against the Trail Blazers on January 14. The Rockets covered in that game as a 1-point underdog, while the 212 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Trail Blazers were burned for 33 points by Kyle Lowry on Saturday as the Rockets picked up a 107-105 win at Toyota Center.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 103-90 loser as they battled the 76ers at home. The Wizards failed to cover in the match as an 8-point underdog, while 193 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Washington got 27 points from Nick Young en route to a 103-90 loss against Philadelphia on Saturday at Verizon Center.

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Portland are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Oklahoma City are 2-8
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9

A few Rockets at Wizards trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games
Houston is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing Washington
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Washington's last 13 games
Washington is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Houston home to Detroit, Tuesday, January 17
Washington home to Oklahoma City, Wednesday, January 18