Saturday, January 30, 2016
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The Washington Wizards travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Saturday, January 30, 2016. The opening line for this game has Houston as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 214.5.
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The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 20-24 and a road record of 10-9. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.6 as they are averaging 101.9 points per game while giving up 104.4 per contest. Washington is 7-3 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 15-14. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Rockets have an overall record of 25-23 and a home record of 15-11. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 104.7 points per game and surrendering 106.1, good for a point differential of -1.4. Houston has a division record of 6-6 and a conference record of 18-13. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
John Wall comes into this contest averaging 19.5 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Bradley Beal averages 18.4 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
James Harden averages 27.5 points per game while playing 37.3 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 6.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Dwight Howard averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 12 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 56%.
Washington averages 101.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 48.7 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 14.8 per game. The Wizards allow 104.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Houston averages 104.7 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 52.8 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 27th with 16.4 per game. The Rockets allow 106.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.8 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 24.6 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Rockets force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
The Wizards average 100.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 97.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -15.3 per contest. The Wizards have an offensive rating of 104.5 and a defensive rating of 107.1. In terms of pace they average 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 15.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Rockets score 104.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 108.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -6.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -0.4 points per game. The Rockets rating on offense is 107.1 and they have a defensive rating of 108.5. They get 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shot attempts. Houston turns the ball over on 14.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 22-22-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 24-19-1 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 20-28-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 26-20-2 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/23/15 G Alan Anderson Ankle out indefinitely
01/29/16 F Kris Humphries Knee doubtful Saturday vs. Houston
01/29/16 F Otto Porter Hip injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Houston
Houston Rockets Injuries
11/18/15 F Sam Dekker Back out indefinitely
01/12/16 F Donatas Motiejunas Back out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Washington
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