Rockets vs Wizards Prediction NBA Picks 3/19/24

Washington Wizards (11-56) vs Houston Rockets (32-35)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)

Betting Odds: Washington Wizards +7.5 -- Over/Under: 228.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Houston Rockets vs Washington Wizards prediction.

Houston Rockets

The Houston Rockets have been in great form as they've won seven of their last eight games overall and they will be gunning for a sixth straight victory after routing the Cavaliers in a 117-103 home win on Saturday. Jalen Green led the team with 26 points, 11 rebounds and four assists, Jabari Smith Jr added 20 points with seven rebounds and three blocks, Ausar Thompson scored 18 points while Fred VanVleet chipped in with 13 points and 16 assists. Asa team, the Rockets shot 48 percent from the field and 15 of 42 from the 3-point line as they jumped all over the Cavaliers from the start, pouring in 70 points in the first half to take the early double digit lead, before they restricted the Cavaliers to just 19 points in the third quarter to push the margin out to 27 points at one stage.

Washington Wizards

Meanwhile, the Washington Wizards have been ice-cold as they've lost 20 of their last 22 games overall and they will be hoping to avoid a fifth straight defeat after getting thrashed by the Celtics in a 130-104 loss on Sunday. Jordan Poole led the team with 31 points on 12 of 29 shooting in 23 minutes of action, Justin Champagnie added 14 points with eight rebounds while Anthony Gill chipped in with 13 points off the bench. As a team, the Wizards shot 46 percent from the field and 10 of 34 from the 3-point line, but the writing was on the wall early in this one as the Wizards were already trailing by 81-53 going into halftime.

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Houston Rockets Player Facts

  • Fred VanVleet ranks 5th amongst qualified players for assist:turnover ratio (4.7) this season.
  • Jabari Smith Jr. ranks 22nd amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (8.5) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Wizards rank 30th in the league for opponent points per game this season (124.0).
  • The Wizards rank 30th in the league for point differential per game this season (-10.2).
  • The Rockets rank 1st in the league for opponent free throw percentage this season (75.2%).
  • The Rockets rank 3rd in the league for opponent assists per game this season (24.5).

Houston Rockets vs Washington Wizards prediction

The Rockets are still shorthanded with Alperen Sengun and Cam Whitmore still out, while the Wizards are still missing a bunch of players including Marvin Bagley, Kyle Kuzma and Landry Shamet to name a few. The Rockets were struggling for a while there, but they are playing some of their best basketball at the moment and I can't see them having too much trouble running up the score against the Wizards' league-worst defense. The line is reasonable for this one, so I'm sticking with the Rockets to stay hot with another win and cover on the road.

 

Peter’s Pick Houston -7.5

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