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2021 NBA Handicapping
(11-15) Houston Rockets vs. Washington Wizards (7-17)
Date: Monday, February 15th
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
NBA Moneyline Odds: Rockets +100 | Wizards -125
NBA Betting Odds: Wizards -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 228.5
On Monday, February 15th the Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards meet for the second time this season. The initial match was on January 26 with Houston winning 107-88.
This is the first time John Wall will return to Capital One Arena since he was traded to Houston.
The Wizards hold the all-time record between the clubs with 80 wins in 153 meetings. Last season, the teams played only a single time due to the pandemic with the Rockets winning.
The initial success the Rockets experienced following the James Harden trade equated to a six-game win streak.
However, as the team struggles with injuries they’ve gone on to lose five in a row. Those defeats came at the hands of the Spurs Hornets, Pelicans, Heat, and most recently to the Knicks.
Houston failed to reach 100 points in three of those losses including against the Knicks (99-121). Not coincidentally the Rockets are missing their new cornerstone Christian Wood in all five losses as he deals with a sprained ankle.
Victor Oladipo is also dealing with a sprained foot that kept him out of the match on Saturday and will sideline him on Monday.
John Wall is trying to shoulder the load as he led with 26 points in New York. This match represents the first time he’ll return to Washington and play against the team he spent his entire career with until this season.
Dante Exum is dealing with a sprained right calf expected to keep him off the hardwood between one and two months. Wood and Oladipo aren’t like to suit up for this match either.
Like Wall, Russell Westbrook will face his former team this time on his new home floor. After getting out to a slow season start he’s looked better of late.
In spite of his improvement, the Wizards are still struggling to amass wins
This past week the Wizards played four games splitting the wins (Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics) and losses (Toronto Raptors, New York Knicks).
The victory of the Celtics was one of the team’s best this season as Washington held Boston under 100 points. Bradley Beal led his squad with 35 points while Westbrook was a rebound shy of a triple-double (13 points, 11 assists, nine rebounds).
Also registering double-figures were Rui Hachimura (15), Mo Wagner (11), and Robin Lopez (10). .
Anthony Gill missed the game on Saturday and is questionable for Monday. Ish Smith is nursing a quad injury and won’t play versus the Rockets.
Thomas Bryant is lost for the season after tearing his ACL.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Rockets are 7-3 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Rockets are 6-4 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free Houston Rockets vs. Washington Wizards NBA Prediction:
No doubt Wall will feel emotional returning to Washington. He produced 24 points and five assists in the initial win over the Wizards and will be highly motivated to beat the Wizards again.
Wall was the top draft pick in 2010-11 and spent the past ten seasons in Washington although he didn’t play at all last year due to injury.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Wizards ATS
Without Wood, the Rockets have a tough time offensively. The Wizards rarely defend and opponents simply need to move the ball against them as their effort tends to end after the first pass.
I think Wall has a big game but Beal gets the win.
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