Washington Wizards vs Houston Rockets Prediction, 1/26/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs Houston Rockets
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+3.5)
The Washington Wizards (3-9) go to Toyota Center on Tuesday where they'll take on the Houston Rockets (6-9). The line on this contest has Houston as 3.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 223.
The Washington Wizards faced off with the San Antonio Spurs and went home with a loss by a final score of 121-101 in their last contest. Washington ended the game with a 42.4% FG percentage (39 out of 92) and made 14 out of their 42 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Wizards made 9 of 14 attempts for a percentage of 64.3%. In the matter of getting rebounds, they collected 50 with 12 of them being offensive. They also distributed 23 assists for this game while earning 5 steals and 5 blocked shots. In terms of defending, Washington let their opponent shoot 50.0% from the field on 48 of 96 shooting. San Antonio distributed 27 assists and had 11 steals for the matchup. On top of that, the Spurs collected 44 rebounds (5 offensive, 39 defensive) and added 5 blocks. San Antonio shot 90.9% at the charity stripe by knocking down 10 of 11 shots. They knocked down 15 out of their 31 attempts from beyond the arc.
Bradley Beal is a guy who played a role for this contest. He scored 31 points on 13 of 29 shooting. He was on the court for 32:28 minutes played and collected 7 rebounds. Beal ended up going 44.8% from the field and recorded 4 assists. Someone else that was a factor in this matchup for the Wizards was Jerome Robinson. He collected 5 boards and collected 4 dimes. He finished the contest at 40.0% from the field in this game by connecting on 6-of-15 (16 points). In all, Robinson saw the court for 35:19 minutes.
Washington will enter this matchup with a win-loss record of 3-9 for the year. The Wizards are hitting 38.3% from downtown (157 of 410) and 73.3% from the charity stripe. They average 118.8 pts per contest (3rd in the NBA) while going 47.3% from the field. They are turning it over 13.6 times per contest and as a squad are committing 23.8 fouls every game. As a unit, Washington is pulling down 43.4 boards per contest and is sitting with 323 dimes so far this season, which is 30th in basketball in terms of passing. On the defensive end, the Wizards are forcing their opponents into 15.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 21.6 personal fouls. They currently rank 1st in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 302 relinquished on the season. The Wizards are giving up a shooting percentage of 49.1% (183 of 259) and they surrender 46.0 boards per game as a basketball team. They give up 38.6% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 30th in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (121.3).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Houston Rockets went home victorious with a score of 133-108 when they faced the Dallas Mavericks. The Rockets collected 39 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive boards totaling 52 for the contest. They blocked 5 tries while getting 5 steals in the matchup. The Mavericks earned 23 fouls in this contest which took the Rockets to the charity stripe for 29 tries. They were able to make 23 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 79.3%. With regard to 3-pointers, Houston knocked down 16 of 37 attempts (43.2%). When the game finished, the Rockets finished shooting 47 out of 86 from the floor which had them at 54.7%. The Rockets permitted the Mavericks to make 37 of 83 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 44.6% for this game. They shot 20.0% from downtown by shooting 5 out of 25 and finished the contest at 29 out of 40 at the free throw line (72.5%). When it comes to rebounds, Houston permitted Dallas to pull down 36 in all (10 on the offensive glass).
Eric Gordon ended up being a factor for the Rockets for this contest. He buried 10 out of 17 in this game for a field goal percentage of 58.8%, which earned him 33 points. Gordon pulled down 3 rebounds in his 30:15 minutes of playing time and had 2 assists for the matchup. One more player who came through for Houston was DeMarcus Cousins. He notched 28 points in 29:48 mins played by going 9 of 15 from the floor in this game. Cousins ended up shooting 60.0% from the field in addition to earning 5 assists and 17 rebounds.
Houston has a mark of 6-9 this year. The Rockets are committing 20.9 fouls per game and they hit 74.8% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 23.1 times per contest (23rd in the NBA) and they cough up possession 15.9 times per contest. Houston has accumulated 1,661 points so far this year (110.7 per contest) and they pull in 43.9 boards per contest. As an offensive unit, the Rockets are shooting 46.0% from the floor, which ranks 16th in basketball. The Rockets on the defensive end are ranked 18th in the NBA in points given up per game with 111.4. The Houston defense gives up 35.8% on 3-pointers (172 of 480) and opponents are knocking down 75.1% of their free throw attempts. They give up 22.2 assists and 47.1 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 1st and 25th in basketball. They have forced 15.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 45.3% from the field (10th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Houston (-3.5)
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