Rockets vs Washington Wizards NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Rockets vs Washington Wizards Prediction 3/19/2024

The Houston Rockets (32-35) travel to face off against the Washington Wizards (11-57) on Tuesday, March 19th. This game will be played at Capital One Arena in Washington and televised on MNMT. The Rockets are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Wizards are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Cavaliers. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Rockets vs Wizards

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The Rockets Are Coming Off A Win

The Rockets notched a win against the Cavaliers in their most recent game, concluding with a score of 117-103. Prior to the game, the Rockets were the underdog at +4.5, earning both a straight-up and ATS victory. The over/under line entering this matchup was 214.5 points, and both teams achieved a total score that exceeded that line.

The Rockets are coming into today’s game vs. the Wizards with an overall record of 32-35. At home, they are 23-11 compared to 9-24 on the road. In their last ten games, the Rockets are 7-3.

In terms of the spread, Houston currently holds an ATS record of 37-29, which is above .500. On the road, the Rockets have an ATS record of 13-19 compared to a 24-10 record vs. the spread at home.

The Wizards Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Wizards’ most recent game versus the Celtics saw Jordan Poole lead the Wizards with 31 points while shooting 12/19 from the field. Justin Champagnie added 14 points, but unfortunately, Washington was defeated in the game with a score of 130-104.

In the last five games, the Wizards are 1-4 and have an overall record of 11-57. In the Eastern Conference, the Wizards are currently 15th and are 5th in the Southeast division.

So far, Washington is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 30-37. Washington has failed to cover the spread in three straight road games and are 21-16 ATS on the road compared to 9-21 at home.

Rockets Offense Breakdown

In 67 games games, Houston has an average of 113.2 points per game (20th).

When it comes to scoring, the Rockets are 20th in the league at 113.2 points per game. On the road, they average 110.7 points per game. So far, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 41.8% of their games.

Heading into this game, the Rockets have made 12.2 three-pointers per game (19th) and are 15th in three-point attempts. Overall, they are 27th in three-point shooting percentage at 35%. In terms of pace, Houston is 14th in the league at 99.3 possessions per game.

So far, the Rockets are 27th in field goal percentage and 25th in two-point shooting percentage. When it comes to free throws, they are 11th in made free throws per game and 7th in free throw attempts. In terms of assists, the Rockets are 25th in the NBA.

Wizards Offense Breakdown

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Through 68 games games, Washington is averaging 113.8 points per game (16th).

This season, the Wizards are 16th in the NBA in scoring at 113.8 points per game. However, they have actually scored slightly more on the road (114.3) than at home (113.3). Overall, they have outscored the league average in 45.6% of their games.

Washington is the top-ranked team in pace this season at 102.4 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 17th in the league at 47%. When it comes to three-point shooting, the Wizards are 29th in the NBA at 34%.

So far, the Wizards have made an average of 12.2 three-pointers per game (18th). In terms of free throws, they are 28th in the league at 15.6 made per game. In terms of offensive rebounds, Washington is 27th in the NBA.

Rockets Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Rockets defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 41.8% of their games. Currently, they are 11th in the NBA at 112.5 points per game allowed. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Rockets are forcing 12.4 per game, which is 12th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 26th in blocked shots at 4.5 per game.

Wizards Team Defense

At this time, the Wizards’ defense is positioned 30th in the NBA, permitting 124.0 points per game. So far this season, the Wizards’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 9th in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 23.6 times per game vs. Washington.

Key Players For The Rockets And Wizards

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Jalen Green as the primary point contributor for the Rockets, finishing with 19 points while maintaining a 6/15 shooting accuracy. For the season, he has been averaging 18.7 points per game, in addition to 4.9 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Kyle Kuzma to be the top scorer for the Wizards. Our projection has him finishing the game with 23, and he is expected to secure 7 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 46.5% and is averaging 22.4 points per contest.

Rockets vs Wizards Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Rockets have a straight up record of 4-6 while going 4-6 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 109 points per game in these contests.
  • Through their last three home games, Washington has an ATS record of just 0-3. However, their overall record was 0-3 while averaging 104 points per game.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Washington has an ATS mark of 3-7 while going 1-9 straight up.
  • As the betting favorite, the Rockets have an ATS record of 3-2 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 4-1.

Rockets vs Wizards Prediction

In this Rockets vs. Wizards matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Wizards at +9. While we project the Rockets to win 108-107, our recommendation is to bet on the Wizards for the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 228.5 and given that our model is projecting 215 points between the teams, we like the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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