Free NBA Pick: Rockets vs Wizards Lines
Looking for Houston Rockets vs. Washington Wizards free NBA picks? NBA betting sees the Rockets taking on the Wizards on Monday November 7, 2016 at the Verizon Center in Landover, Maryland. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions.
(3-3) Houston Rockets vs. Washington Wizards (1-4)
Date: Monday November 7
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Verizon Center, Landover, Maryland
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Wizards -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 216
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With a .500 start the Rockets have been OK, adjusting to the new system they want to put in place.
The same cannot be said for Washington, which has not looked good at all this season.
This is a key game for the Rockets as this is a very winnable road game.
James Harden is definitely looking good in the Rockets new up tempo attack. He could finally win that MVP award if he keeps his numbers up.
The challenge will be doing so if those around him don’t start shooting the ball better.
Specifically I am looking at Ryan Anderson and Eric Gordon. Both were brought in to compliment the pace of play they want by spreading the floor but are shooting below career norms.
The new system should be good for holder Trevor Ariza too but so far not so much. He continues to be a disappointment, supplying only the D of the 3 and D formula.
James Harden has been amazing as both a distributor and scorer. It is hard to imagine how the Thunder could have let him go the way his game has grown.
However, I wonder if he might be too score happy for the role. He is no exactly Steve Nash out there.
One win so far is not good but I also wonder what this team is doing. Last game they rested John Wall – isn’t it a little early in the year for that kind of stuff and isn’t Wall still young?
Wall is having a good season too, too good to sit when the team is struggling. He is averaging 22 points and 10 assists per game. His outside shot continues to be a weakness though and at this point it might be a lost cause.
Bradley Beal is not doing much better this season, shooting just 29% from three in the early going. They need some form of an outside presence.
Marcin Gortat is getting after every loose rebound to the tune of 12 per game. I have always liked his game and unlike some of those other monster rebounders he can make a foul shot – over 80%.
He is really the only big they play, though that is probably not a liability in this one.
Washington really needs to start winning some games or this season will get away from them pretty quick. They are in desperation mode for me.
Still this does not seem like the team that will play better if they press.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 6-0 in Rockets last 6 Monday games.
- Over is 9-2 in Rockets last 11 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points.
- Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points.
- Wizards are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Wizards are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
- Over is 4-1 in Wizards last 5 games following a straight up loss.
Free Houston Rockets vs. Washington Wizards NBA Prediction:
There is no doubt Houston has played better over the first couple of weeks of the season. Wall vs Harden is a nice marquee but again it is obvious who the winner should be.
Look for Houston to be small faves when this one gets released.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Houston
Take them on the road.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Houston 108 – Washington 102
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