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Wizards take on Rockets in hoops contest

Washington WizardsHouston Rockets
Jan 27, 8:00 PM | Toyota Center

Washington Wizards vs Houston Rockets Odds


The Houston Rockets host Washington on Friday, looking to build on their 10-8 mark against the 3-15 Wizards in NBA action at Toyota Center.

This season the Rockets are 10-8 overall and 10-8 ATS against the number, while the Wizards are 3-15 and 6-12 ATS. As for the totals, Houston is 8-10 on the OU, and Washington is 7-11.

View Washington vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Rockets sat as 9.5-point favorites. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 197.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 28-rated Wizards taking on the No. 15-rated Rockets in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 96-86 win for the Rockets on Friday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 98 PPG, against a Wizards defense that ranks No. 25 at 97.9 PPG. The Rockets field goal percentage has averaged 44.9% so far, more than the Wizards shooters have achieved on the year, 41.8% per game.

Defensively, the Wizards feature the league's No. 23-rated defense on the road, allowing 101 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the league in scoring at home.

Washington won its last outing, a 92-75 result against the Bobcats on January 25. The Wizards covered in that game as a 7.5-point favorite, while the 167 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Nick Young scored 20 points leading the Wizards to a 92-75 victory over Charlotte at Verizon Center on Wednesday.

In their last action, Houston was a 105-99 loser at home against the Bucks. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (204) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Houston got 29 points from Kevin Martin en route to a 105-99 loss against Milwaukee on Wednesday at Toyota Center.

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Charlotte are 5-5
After playing Charlotte are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing New York are 7-3
After playing Milwaukee are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

A few Wizards at Rockets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Washington's last 14 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
Houston is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Washington
Houston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Houston is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington at Charlotte, Saturday, January 28
Houston home to New York, Saturday, January 28