Washington Wizards at Houston Rockets NBA Picks & Predictions 12/19/2018
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
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The Washington Wizards travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 9.5 point favorites.
The Wizards head into this matchup with a mark of 12-18. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -4.1 as they average 112.8 points per contest while giving up 116.9 per game. The Rockets have an overall mark of 15-14. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They total 108.7 points per contest and give up 108.7, which is a point differential of 0.0.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 11-18-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 19-11-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 12-16-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 15-12-0 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/17/18 SF Trevor Ariza Acquired is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs Atlanta
12/17/18 F Markieff Morris Neck is questionable Tuesday vs Atlanta
12/16/18 SF Otto Porter Jr. Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Atlanta
11/28/18 C Dwight Howard Gluteus is out indefinitely
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
12/17/18 SF PJ Tucker Undisclosed injured last game, is questionable Wednesday vs Washington
12/11/18 SF James Ennis III Hamstring is out indefinitely
11/15/18 SF Carmelo Anthony Possible Trade is out indefinitely
Bradley Beal averages 23.2 points per game in 36.0 minutes per contest. He averages 4.4 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. John Wall comes into this contest averaging 21.5 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Chris Paul averages 15.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 8.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 80%. James Harden averages 31.5 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 8.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards allow 116.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.4 rebounds a game which ranks 29th, and they give up 25.5 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league. Washington averages 112.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 40.5 rebounds per game and 24.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 28th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 13.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets surrender 108.7 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 21.6 assists allowed per contest, and 6th with 42.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game. Houston is 20th in the league with 108.7 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.0. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 40.8 boards per game and 28th in assists per contest with 21.1. The Rockets are 18th in turnovers per game with 13.9.
The Wizards are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 114 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 101.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league. Washington is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league.
Houston is 11th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 8th in the league. The Rockets are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.9, and their defensive rating of 112.9 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 29th in the league with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Houston -9.5
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