Free NBA Pick: Wizards vs Rockets NBA Odds
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Date: Tuesday April 3
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Rockets -7.5
NBA Betting Total: 214.5
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The Washington Wizards are officially in the playoffs. The team is seven games over .500 this year, and have been without John Wall a lot of the season. The Houston Rockets are starting to feel the effects of being the top team in the West. Expect more that a lot of criticism against James Harden and the Rockets.
The last time the Wizards and Rockets took the court against each other, was December 29th. The Wizards got the win, 121-103.
The Washington Wizards are one of the top eight team in the Western Conference this season. Washington last took a loss against the Chicago Bulls, 113-94. The lowly Bulls were able to get the win. Washington was without John Wall.
Wall came back against the Charlotte Hornets in the 107-93 win. Wall was 6 of 17 from the floor and had 15 points in the win. Wall sat out against Chicago. Hopefully for Washington he is not out with another serious injury.
Aside from Wall coming back from injury, the team needs to be concerned with how he is going to fit in. Washington has basically willed themselves to the playoffs without their All Star most of the second half of the season.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Wizards are 105.8 points per game this season. That ranks the Wizards 14th in points allowed per game this season. If the Wizards are able to keep played decent defense, they have a 50/50 chance at making the second round.
The future of the Wizards, is going to be how the team responds to Wall returning from injury. If the team is uable to resolve the in house issues, Washington could be an easy out.
The Houston Rockets are considered the best team in the Western Conference (record wise). The Rockets last took a tough road loss to the San Antonio Spurs, 100-83. The Rockets did play without Chris Paul, but that’s no excuse for the blowout loss. The Rockets need to expect they are going to get everyone’s best shot.
Houston is the talk of the NBA, but James Harden and Chris Paul are still unproven when it comes to the playoffs. Paul has never been to the Western Conference Finals, and Harden seems to get extremely weird when it comes to the press of the postseason. Just last year, Harden played so poorly when it counted there were conspiracy’s saying he was drugged!? Remember?
Even after being eliminated from postseason contention, Harden was spotted in a Houston nightclub after the loss. Not the type of superstars that have the pedigree to be champions in my opinion. Has the pressure mounds, expect the Rockets to crumble.
NBA Betting Trends:
WAS are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
Under is 5-2-1 in WAS last 8 road games.
Over is 8-1 in HOU last 9 Tue. games.
Road team is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
Free Washington Wizards vs. Houston Rockets NBA Prediction:
The Washington Wizards are overrated. John Wall is a stud, but with the team chemistry issues still in question, the team is still in question. Who is to say the team won’t quit on Wall? There have been a lot of bad things coming out of Washington about this.
The Rockets are the better team than Houston. Look for the Rockets to come out strong and defense home court against the Wizards. Harden should have a huge game against the Wizards at home.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Rockets
Take the Rockets for the win. Houston will be too much for the Wizards in this one.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Rockets 115 – Wizards 104
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