Wizards vs Houston Rockets NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Wizards vs Houston Rockets Prediction 3/14/2024

The Washington Wizards (11-54) travel to face off against the Houston Rockets (30-35) on Thursday, March 14th. This game will be played at Toyota Center in Houston and televised on Spac. 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 Spurs. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

Wizards vs Rockets

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The Wizards Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent game, the Wizards tell to the Grizzlies by a score of 109-97. The Wizards not only lost the game but also failed to cover the spread as -2.5 point favorites. In terms of the over/under, the combined 206 points was below the over/under line of 222.5.

During their last five games, the Wizards have gone 2-3 and have an overall record of 11-54. In their 65 games, the Wizards are 8-33 against Eastern Conference teams and 3-21 in non-conference games.

So far, Washington is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 30-34. The Wizards maintain an ATS record of 21-14 on the road, while they have a 9-20 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

The Rockets Are Coming Off A Win

The Rockets’ most recent game versus the Spurs saw Fred VanVleet lead the Rockets with 21 points while shooting 7/16 from the field. The Rockets picked up a 103-101 win, and Jalen Green also added 16 points which was 2nd on the team.

In their last five games, the Rockets have gone 4-1 and have an overall record of 30-35. When playing on the road, the Rockets are 9-24 this season compared to going 21-11 at home.

Houston comes in with an overall ATS record of 35-29 so far this season. This season, Houston has a 14-8 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 21-21 when playing as underdogs.

Wizards Offense Breakdown

This season, the Washington offense is ranked 16th in the NBA in scoring at 114.2 points per game.

Heading into tonight’s game, the Wizards are 16th in the league in scoring at 114.2 points per game. On the road, Washington is averaging 114.6 points per game compared to 113.6 at home.

So far this season, the Wizards have outscored the NBA scoring average in 46.2% of their games. In terms of pace, Washington is the fastest team in the league at 102.5 possessions per game.

When it comes to field goal percentage, the Wizards are 17th in the league at 47%. From beyond the arc, Washington is 29th in three-point shooting percentage at 34%.

Rockets Offense Breakdown

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The Rockets come into today’s game as the 20th ranked scoring offense at 112.8 points per game.

When playing at home, the Rockets have scored an average of 115.0 points per game this season. Overall, they are 20th in the NBA in scoring at 112.8 points per game. In terms of pace, the Rockets are 14th in the league.

So far this season, the Rockets have outscored the NBA scoring average in 40.0% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, Houston is 28th in the league at 45%. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 28th in the NBA at 34%.

Coming into this game, the Rockets have made an average of 12.2 three-pointers per game, which is 20th in the league. In terms of assists, Houston is 24th in the NBA at 24.7 per game.

Wizards Team Defense

On average, the Washington defense is giving up 123.7 points per game (30th). Right now, they are on a 2 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. On two point field goal attempts, the Wizards’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 57.5% and allowing 36.4% from beyond the arc.

Rockets Team Defense

This season, the Rockets’ defense is the 10th ranked defense in the NBA at 10th PPG. So far, they have held opposing offenses below the NBA scoring average in 58.5% of their games. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Rockets squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 53.8% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 34.5% from downtown.

Key Players For The Wizards And Rockets

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Kyle Kuzma as the primary point contributor for the Wizards, finishing with 23 points while maintaining a 9/19 shooting accuracy. For the season, he has been averaging 22.5 points per game, in addition to 6.6 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Jalen Green to be the top scorer for the Rockets. Our projection has him finishing the game with 18, and he is expected to secure 4 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 41.1% and is averaging 18.3 points per contest.

Wizards vs Rockets Trends

  • Through their last three road games, Washington has an ATS record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 107 points per game.
  • Houston has played well in their previous five home games, going 4-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 112 points per game while allowing 106. The team also performed well vs the spread at 4-1.
  • The last five games that Washington was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 2-3 while going 1-4 straight up.
  • As the betting favorite, the Rockets have an ATS record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups, their straight up record was 3-0.

Wizards vs Rockets Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this Rockets vs. Wizards game, we suggest taking the Wizards at +7.5. Even though our predictions have the Rockets winning 106-104, we see the Wizards as the better choice on the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 226.5 and our model has the Wizards and Rockets finishing with a combined 210 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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