The Washington Wizards (21-26) visit the Houston Rockets (11-36) on January 25, 2023 at Toyota Center. The Rockets are underdogs by a two-point margin as they enter the matchup losers of three in a row with a 5-5 record in their last 10 games. The point total is 234 points for this contest.
How to bet Wizards vs. Rockets
Washington Wizards vs. Houston Rockets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 2 points, with oddsmakers listing the Wizards as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Wizards have -131 odds to pick up the win, while the Rockets are listed at +110 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 234 points.
Wizards vs. Rockets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, January 25, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBC
- Location: Houston, Texas
- Arena: Toyota Center
Wizards vs. Rockets Betting Trends
The Wizards have played 47 games, with 21 wins against the spread. Washington has come away with nine wins in the 15 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Wizards games this year have gone over the point total 51.1% of the time (24 out of 47 games with a set point total).
Against the spread, the Rockets are 17-26-4 this season. Houston has won 11 of the 45 games it was listed as the moneyline underdog this season (24.4%). The Rockets have eclipsed the over/under 48.9% of the time this year (23 of 47 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Jabari Smith Jr.||44||12||6.9||1||0.5||0.9||1.8|
|Kenyon Martin Jr.||47||11||5.1||1.4||0.4||0.3||0.9|
Wizards vs. Rockets Injury Report
Rockets: Jabari Smith Jr.: Probable (Ankle), Kevin Porter: Out (Foot)
What you need to know about the Washington Wizards
Offensively, Washington is scoring 112.8 points per game (22nd-ranked in league). It is ceding 113.6 points per contest at the other end of the court (16th-ranked). At home, the Wizards are averaging 0.9 more points per game (113.3) than they are away from home (112.4). The Wizards have seen an uptick in scoring recently, putting up 116 points per game in their last 10 contests, 3.2 points more than the 112.8 they’ve scored this season.
Washington is draining 11.1 three-pointers per game (22nd-ranked in NBA) this year, while sporting a 35% three-point percentage (20th-ranked). So far this year, the Wizards have taken 63.5% two-pointers, accounting for 73.4% of the team’s baskets. They have shot 36.5% three-pointers (26.6% of the team’s baskets).
What you need to know about the Houston Rockets
Houston is the second-worst squad in the NBA in points scored (109.9 per game) and 25th in points allowed (117.4). At home the Rockets are scoring 109.3 points per game, 1.1 fewer points than they are averaging away (110.4). The Rockets have fared better offensively in their previous 10 games, generating 111.9 points per contest, two more than their season average of 109.9.
In 2022-23 Houston is 19th in the NBA in 3-point makes (11.5 per game) and second-worst in 3-point percentage (33.1%). The Rockets attempt 39.3% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 29.1% of their made shots are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they attempt 60.7% of their shots, with 70.9% of their makes coming from there.
Our prediction to win this game is the Wizards, and we predict that Wizards will cover the spread (Wizards -2). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 234 points.
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