Houston Rockets vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 1/5/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Rockets vs Washington Wizards
Date: Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Capital One Arena is the site where the Washington Wizards (19-18) will take on the Houston Rockets (10-28) on Wednesday.
The Rockets stepped onto the hardwood against the 76ers and went home with a loss by a final score of 133-113 in their last contest. When talking about personal fouls, the Rockets walked away with 16 while the 76ers totaled 12 personal fouls. They also made 17 out of their 40 attempts from beyond the perimeter. Philadelphia finished the game shooting 94.1% from the free throw line by converting 16 of their 17 attempts. In addition, Philadelphia grabbed 42 boards (12 offensive, 30 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Philadelphia distributed 54 assists and had 33 steals in this game. Regarding the defense, Houston allowed the other team to shoot 52.1% from the field on 50 of 96 shooting. They also doled out 25 dimes in the matchup as well as forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and having 6 steals. When discussing rebounding, they compiled 42 with 11 of them being offensive. When they shot from the free throw line, the Rockets made 24 of 33 tries for a percentage of 72.7%. Houston wrapped up the contest with a 41.6% FG percentage (37 of 89) and buried 15 of their 44 three-point attempts.
Garrison Mathews is one player who was important for the matchup. He recorded 23 points on 6 out of 10 shooting. He played 30 minutes played and totaled 7 rebounds. Mathews ended up shooting 60.0% from the floor and also totaled 1 assist.
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Houston enters this game with a mark of 10-28 this season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 17.1 times per game and as a unit they commit 20.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Houston is pulling in 42.8 rebounds per game and has 877 dimes so far this year, which ranks 16th in the league in terms of passing. The Rockets are connecting on 34.5% on shots from 3-point land (501 of 1,452) and 71.4% from the free throw line. They are averaging 107.3 points per contest (19th in basketball) while hitting 45.0% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Rockets are able to force 13.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 22.2 fouls. They are conceding 35.0% on three-point shots and they are ranked 29th in the NBA in points per game allowed (115.7). The Rockets defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 46.7% (1,593 of 3,408) and they surrender 45.2 boards per contest as a group. They are ranked 23rd in the league in allowing assists with 927 surrendered so far this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Wizards walked away with a victory by a final of 124-121 when they played the Hornets. The Wizards were able to snag 41 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards for a total of 51 in this contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 15 times, while earning 5 steals for the matchup. The Hornets committed 8 personal fouls for this game which got the Wizards to the free throw line for a total of 31 attempts. They were able to knock down 28 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 90.3%. With respect to shots from beyond the arc, Washington made 16 of their 38 tries (42.1%). When the game finished, the Wizards finished shooting 40 for 87 from the floor which had them sitting at 46.0%. The Wizards permitted the Hornets to knock down 50 out of their 104 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 48.1% in the matchup. They finished shooting 36.8% from beyond the perimeter by going 14 of 38 and finished the game at 7 of 13 from the charity stripe (53.8%). In relation to how they rebounded, Washington permitted Charlotte to grab 32 in all (13 offensive).
Kyle Kuzma ended up being a major contributor for the Wizards in the matchup. Kuzma accumulated 36 points in his 41 mins on the court and had 6 assists for the matchup. He knocked down 13 of 26 for the matchup giving him a rate of 50.0%, and had 14 rebounds.
Washington has a win-loss mark of 19-18 for the campaign. As an offensive unit, the Wizards are connecting on 46.6% from the field, which is ranked 6th in the NBA. Washington has accounted for 3,958 points so far this season (107.0 per game) and they grab 44.4 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 24.0 times per game (12th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.4 times per game. The Wizards are committing 19.0 personal fouls per game and they shoot 76.8% from the charity stripe.
The Washington defense surrenders 34.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (397 of 1,145) and opponents are knocking down 79.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 22.8 assists and 44.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, ranking them 7th and 15th in basketball. The Wizards on defense are ranked 20th in basketball in points allowed per game with 109.2. They are forcing 12.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 45.5% from the floor (16th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Houston
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