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The Washington Wizards (3-9) travel to meet the Houston Rockets (6-9) at Toyota Center Tuesday for an 8 p.m. ET tip-off. Below, we analyze the Wizards-Rockets NBA odds and lines, with picks and predictions.
Wizards at Rockets: Odds, spread and lines
- Money line : Wizards +135 (bet $100 to win $135) | Rockets -160 (bet $160 to win $100)
- Against the spread/ATS : Wizards +3.5 (-110) | Rockets -3.5 (-110)
- Over/Under : 231.5 (O: -115 | U: -105)
Wizards at Rockets: Key Injuries
- SF Deni Avdija (health and safety protocols) out
- PF Davis Bertans (health and safety protocols) out
- G Troy Brown Jr. (health and safety protocols) out
- PF Thomas Bryant (knee) out
- PF Rui Hachimura (health and safety protocols) out
- PG Raul Neto (groin) questionable
- PG Ish Smith (health and safety protocols) out
- PF Moritz Wagner (health and safety protocols) out
- G Dante Exum (calf) out
- C Christian Wood (ankle) doubtful
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Wizards at Rockets: Odds, betting lines, predictions and picks
Rockets 121, Wizards 113
Money line (ML)
The ROCKETS (-160) are the play on their home floor, and PG John Wall should bring a little extra against his former team. Houston has won its last two games, and Washington will still be a bit shorthanded due to the COVID-19 protocols.
Against the spread (ATS)
The ROCKETS -3.5 (-110) are cheaper laying the bucket, and it’s the better play. While the Rockets enter this one with just two covers in their past 10 games at home, they should have more than enough to get past the shorthanded Wizards, and roll with the Wall revenge game factor.
OVER 231.5 (-115) is a big number, but neither of these teams are particularly mindful at the defensive end of the floor. Washington is dead-last in scoring defense at 121.3 points allowed per game, and they’re 29th in the league in defensive field-goal percentage at 49.1%, while ranking 27th against 3-point attempts at 38.6%. Offensively, Washington ranks third in scoring with 118.8 PPG.
Houston is in the middle of the road both offensively and defensively, but it dropped 133 points last time out in a win over the Dallas Mavericks. In this head-to-head series, the Over is 5-1 in the past six meetings in Houston, and 4-0-1 in the past five overall.
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