Monday, January 2, 2017
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The Washington Wizards travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Monday, January 2, 2017. The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 16-16. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.5 as they are averaging 105.7 points per game while giving up 106.1 per contest. The Rockets have an overall record of 26-9. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 114.9 points per game and surrendering 107.1, good for a point differential of 7.8.
John Wall comes into this contest averaging 23.6 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 10 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Bradley Beal averages 21.8 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
James Harden averages 28.5 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per contest this year for the Rockets. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per game and has 12 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Eric Gordon averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Washington averages 105.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 49.8 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.6 per game. The Wizards allow 106.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Houston averages 114.9 points per game this year which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 53.7 rebounds per game and 25.8 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Rockets rank 25th with 15.9 per game. The Rockets allow 107.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.2 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. The Rockets force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
The Wizards have an offensive rating of 108.3 and a defensive rating of 108.8. In terms of pace they average 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Rockets rating on offense is 115.8 and they have a defensive rating of 108. They get 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 56%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 46% of their shot attempts. Houston turns the ball over on 14 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 17-15-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 21-11-0 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 23-12-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 20-15-0 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/09/16 C Ian Mahinmi Knee out indefinitely
11/25/16 F Danuel House Wrist out indefinitely
01/01/17 G Bradley Beal Ankle "?" Monday vs. Houston
Houston Rockets Injuries
12/19/16 C Clint Capela Fibula out indefinitely
01/01/17 PG Patrick Beverley Wrist "?" Monday vs. Washington
Josh's Pick: Take Houston
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