Wednesday, December 9, 2015
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Houston Rockets travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. The opening line for this game has Washington as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 10-11 and a road record of 4-4. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.4 as they are averaging 102.9 points per game while giving up 107.3 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 9-10 and a home record of 4-6. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 100.9 points per game and surrendering 104.7, good for a point differential of -3.8.
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 29.3 points per game while playing 39.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Dwight Howard averages 13.5 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 12.7 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 57%.
John Wall averages 19.3 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 8.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Bradley Beal averages 20.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Houston averages 102.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 53.6 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 16.6 per game. The Rockets allow 107.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.7 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Washington averages 100.9 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 22 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 25th with 16.4 per game. The Wizards allow 104.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The Wizards force 17.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 7-14-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 9-10-2 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 9-10-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 12-7-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
11/18/15 F Sam Dekker Back out indefinitely
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/08/15 C Marcin Gortat Personal is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. Houston
12/07/15 F Drew Gooden Calf "?" Wednesday vs. Houston
11/30/15 F Nene Calf out indefinitely
10/26/15 G Alan Anderson Ankle out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Houston
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks