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(25-7) Houston Rockets vs. Washington Wizards (19-16)
Date: Friday December 28th
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Capitol One Arena, Washington D.C.
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The Houston Rockets travel to face the Washington Wizards in what should be one of the more entertaining matchups of the night. The Rockets have lost three in a row, and will be without Chris Paul a few games. The Washington Wizards are looking to bounce back from a tough road loss at Atlanta, 113-99. Both teams are in need of a win.
The last time these two teams took the court against each other, was last season and they faced each other twice. The Rockets swept the season series, 2-0.
The Houston Rockets are looking like one of the best teams in the NBA, but took a recent step backwards. The team has lost three in a row, and most recently took a road loss to the Thunder, 112-107. The Rockets were without all NBA point guard Chris Paul.
James Harden dropped 29 points in the recent loss. The Rockets shot 43 percent from the field and 32 percent from three point land in the loss. Trevor Ariza and Eric Gordon each had 20 points apiece in the loss. The loss of Chris Paul has been noticeable.
With Chris Paul out, the team dynamic changes for Houston. Paul brings a ton to the table at the point guard position. He is the best passer in the NBA, and is averaging 17 points and nine assists per game this season. The Rockets just signed free agent Gerald Green to help off the bench.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Rockets are allowing 105.6 points per game this season. Good enough to rank the Rockets 16th in the NBA in points allowed this season. Houston is one of the better teams in the NBA on the road this year. They are 12-2 against road opponents this season.
Houston is going to have their hands full on the road in this one. Washington is starting to play better basketball.
The Washington Wizards should feel good right now. The team was without John Wall for some games when he was out with a sore knee. Then Wall came back to get the team winning. Washington has won five of their last eight games and sit three games over .500 right now. They took a bad loss their last game, losing to the Hawks.
The Wizards shot 43 percent from the field and 37.5 percent from three point land in the loss to Atlanta. Bradley Beal led the Wizards in scoring with 20 points. John Wall had a rare off night. He shot 3 of 9 from the floor finishing the game with 10 points. Look for Wall to find his shot in this matchup. The Wizards will need him in this one.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Wizards are allowing 103.9 points per game this season. Ranking them 12th in the NBA this year. The Wizards gave up 113 points to the Hawks in their last game. Look for the Wizards to be in for a fight against the Rockets.
NBA Betting Trends:
- HOU are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games.
- Under is 9-3 in WAS last 12 home games.
- Under is 9-3 in WAS last 12 vs. Western Conference.
- Under is 20-7 in WAS last 27 overall.
- Road team is 17-5 ATS in the last 22 meetings
Free Houston Rockets vs. Washington Wizards NBA Prediction:
Expect the Rockets to not be the same team without Chris Paul on the court in this matchup. Look for James Harden to do all he can in D.C. He will score 30 or more in this one.
This game is going to be bigger for Washington, than it will be for the Rockets. Houston is already a top five team in the NBA, while the Wizards are trying to prove they are worthy NBA team.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Rockets -11.5
This game will be filled with excitement, but in the end, the Rockets will come away with the road win in this one.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Rockets 115 – Wizards 103
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