The Houston Rockets (21-60) visit the Washington Wizards (35-46) at Capital One Arena, beginning at 1:00 PM ET on Sunday, April 9, 2023. The Wizards are 4-point underdogs in the game. The over/under for the matchup is set at 231 points.
How to bet Rockets vs. Wizards
Houston Rockets vs. Washington Wizards Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 4 points, with bookmakers listing the Rockets as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Rockets have -173 odds to pick up the win, while the Wizards are listed at +146 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 231 points.
Rockets vs. Wizards Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Sunday, April 9, 2023
- Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBC
- Location: Washington D.C.
- Arena: Capital One Arena
Rockets vs. Wizards Betting Trends
In the Rockets’ 81 games this year, they have 31 wins against the spread. Houston has been chosen as the favorite in six games this year and has walked away with the win four times (66.7%) in those games. Rockets games this year have hit the over 40 times in 81 opportunities (49.4%).
Against the spread, the Wizards are 37-41-3 this season. Washington has won 33.3% of the games this season it was the moneyline underdog (18-36). Wizards games this season have gone over the point total 42 times in 81 opportunities (51.9%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Jabari Smith Jr.||78||12.7||7.2||1.3||0.6||0.9||1.5|
|Kenyon Martin Jr.||81||12.7||5.5||1.5||0.5||0.4||0.8|
Rockets: John Wall: Out (Abdominal), Jae’Sean Tate: Out (Knee), Kevin Porter: Out (Knee)
Wizards: Bradley Beal: Out (Knee), Kyle Kuzma: Out (Ankle), Monte Morris: Out (Ankle), Kristaps Porzingis: Out (Conditioning), Deni Avdija: Out (Elbow), Delon Wright: Out (Knee), Daniel Gafford: Out (Ankle)
What you need to know about the Houston Rockets
Houston has been falling short at both ends of the court this year, ranking third-worst in the NBA in points per game (110.7) and fourth-worst in points allowed per game (118.7). Offensively the Rockets have fared better in home games this season, posting 110.8 points per game, compared to 110.7 per game when playing on the road. In their last 10 games, the Rockets have been racking up 113.3 points per contest, an average that’s a little higher than the 110.7 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
It’s been a difficult stretch for Houston in terms of three-pointers, as it is recording just 10.5 made threes per game (second-worst in NBA) and is sinking just 32.7% of its attempted three-pointers (worst). The Rockets are attempting 56.8 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 63.9% of the shots they’ve attempted (and 74.1% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 32.1 three-pointers per contest, which are 36.1% of their shots (and 25.9% of the team’s buckets).
What you need to know about the Washington Wizards
Washington scores 113.2 points per game and allow 114.4, ranking them 21st in the league offensively and 17th on defense. In 2022-23 the Wizards are scoring 2.3 more points per game at home (114.4) than on the road (112.1). The Wizards have fared better offensively in their past 10 games, posting 116.2 points per contest, three more than their season average of 113.2.
Washington is 21st in the NBA in 3-pointers made (11.2 per game) and 17th in 3-point percentage (35.6%). The Wizards attempt 63.6% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 36.4% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 73.3% of the Wizards’ baskets are 2-pointers, and 26.7% are 3-pointers.
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