[7:10 PM] Rockets @ Wizards

Who will WIN this matchup?

Houston Rockets (3-3)

@ Washington Wizards (1-4)


Current odds:

Houston Rockets: (+110)

Washington Wizards: (-130)


ESPN simulations have Washington as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Houston to win as (TBD) favorites.

The line for this game is Washington by 2 points.

The Washington Wizards will try to get a dormant offensive unit going with star point guard John Wall back in the lineup when they host the Houston Rockets on Monday. After an 88-86 loss at Orlando on Saturday, the Wizards had seen their scoring average dip to 97.2 – 26th in the NBA – and when Markieff Morris had a potential game-winning 3-pointer rim out at the buzzer it left the squad’s long-range percentage at a woeful 27.2.

Harden has at least 30 points and 10 assists in four of Houston’s first six games and newcomer Eric Gordon has been a nice complement in the backcourt, although he was held to a season-low nine points against the Hawks. They take the bulk of the Rockets’ NBA-leading 35.3 3-point attempts per game, while Ryan Anderson (15-of-36) and Trevor Ariza (14-of-37) round out the quartet of deep threats. Harden averaged 41 points while making 11-of-18 triples in two meetings with the Wizards last season.

Washington ranks last in the league with 14.5 points from its bench and the reserves had a collective plus-minus rating of minus-47 in the loss to Orlando. Wall averaged 22 points and 10 assists in the first four games of the season before getting his first scheduled night off.

While Houston leads the NBA in 3-point attempts per game, Washington is last (18.4).

The Rockets have won three straight in the nation’s capital.

Harden has at least 26 points, seven assists and six rebounds in each game, the longest such run since Michael Jordan did it 10 straight times in 1988-89.


StreakSmarts Pick: Washington Wizards  

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick