Houston Rockets at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Predictions 11/26/2018
Monday, November 26, 2018
Capital One Arena
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The Houston Rockets travel to Capital One Arena to play the Washington Wizards on Monday, November 26, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 3 point favorites.
The Rockets head into this matchup with a mark of 9-9. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -0.9 as they average 106.9 points per contest while giving up 107.9 per game. The Wizards have an overall record of 7-12 this season. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They average 112.2 points per game and surrender 117.2, good for a point differential of -5.1.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 7-11-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 10-8-0 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 6-12-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 13-6-0 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
11/15/18 SF Carmelo Anthony Possible Trade is out indefinitely
10/20/18 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out indefinitely
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
11/24/18 C Dwight Howard Gluteus missed last game, is questionable Monday vs Houston
James Harden averages 30.0 points per game in 36.7 minutes per contest. He averages 7.9 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Chris Paul comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 79%.
John Wall averages 20.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 8.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 67%. Bradley Beal averages 21.5 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets allow 107.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they give up 20.9 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league. Houston averages 106.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 40.4 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 28th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 24th with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards surrender 117.2 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 25.9 assists allowed per contest, and 26th with 47.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards are 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per game. Washington is 11th in the league with 112.2 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -5.1. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 41.6 boards per game and 15th in assists per contest with 23.5. The Wizards are 22nd in turnovers per game with 13.7.
The Rockets are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.2, and their defensive rating of 112.2 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 12th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 49% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. Houston is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 12th in the league.
Washington is 23rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 2nd in the NBA. The Wizards are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 114.1, and their offensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 29th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 102.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 18th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington +3
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