Washington Wizards vs Houston Rockets Prediction, 1/25/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Washington Wizards vs Houston Rockets
Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Southwest
The Washington Wizards are on their way to Toyota Center on Wednesday where they will take on the Houston Rockets.
The Wizards faced the Magic and earned the victory with a final of 138-118 in their last contest. Washington ended the contest with a 53.7% FG percentage (51 of 95) and converted 18 of their 34 three-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Wizards buried 18 of 25 attempts for a rate of 72.0%. Pertaining to pulling down rebounds, they collected 46 with 9 of them being offensive. They also doled out 34 assists in the game as well as forcing the opposition into 10 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In regard to the defense, Washington allowed 46.7% from the floor on 42 of 90 shooting. Orlando recorded 24 assists and had 3 steals in this contest. Furthermore, Orlando snagged 41 boards (9 offensive, 32 defensive) and earned 5 blocks. Orlando finished the contest at 83.3% at the free throw line by burying 20 of 24 attempts. They also knocked down 14 of 34 tries from beyond the perimeter. When it comes to personal fouls, the Wizards left the arena with 18 and the Magic recorded 19 personal fouls.
Rui Hachimura is a player who was a factor in the game. Hachimura went 59.1% from the field but had no dimes when the game ended. He saw the court for 30 minutes played and collected 5 boards. He walked away with 30 points on 13 of 22 shooting.
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Washington enters this game with a mark of 20-26 for the season. They are averaging 112.5 points per game (23rd in the league) while connecting on 48.0% from the field. The Wizards are connecting on 35.0% on 3-point shots (511 of 1,462) and 77.6% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Washington is pulling down 44.2 rebounds per game and has accounted for 1,155 assists on the campaign, which is 17th in the NBA in terms of passing. They turn it over 14.0 times per contest and as a group they commit 19.5 fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Wizards are able to force 12.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.7 personal fouls. They are giving up 36.2% from beyond the arc while they are 15th in basketball in points per game allowed (113.3). The Wizards defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 46.3% (1,916 of 4,138) and they surrender 43.4 boards per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 2nd in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,078 conceded so far this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Rockets took home the win by a final score of 119-114 against the Timberwolves. The Rockets snagged 35 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 47 for this contest. They also turned it over 20 times, while getting 11 steals for this contest. The Timberwolves had 22 fouls for the game which took the Rockets to the free throw line for a total of 30 tries. They were able to bury 20 of the free throw tries for a clip of 66.7%. When it comes to shooting from downtown, Houston made 11 out of their 30 tries (36.7%). When the final whistle was blown, the Rockets finished the game shooting 44 out of 88 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 50.0%. The Rockets permitted the Timberwolves to convert 41 of 91 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.1% in the matchup. They finished the game shooting 38.1% from 3-point land by connecting on 16 out of 42 and walked away from this one shooting 16 out of 22 at the free throw line (72.7%). In relation to team rebounding, Houston allowed Minnesota to grab 41 in all (12 on the offensive side).
Jalen Green ended up being a factor for the Rockets in the game. Green scored 42 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 4 assists in this game. He made 15 of 25 for the matchup giving him a rate of 60.0%, and accounted for 4 rebounds.
Houston has a record of 11-36 this year. The Rockets commit 20.7 personal fouls per contest and they hit 75.4% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 22.2 times per contest (29th in the league) and they turn the ball over 17.1 times per game. Houston has scored 5,164 pts on the campaign (109.9 per contest) and they snag 46.6 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Rockets are hitting on 44.8% from the floor, which ranks 30th in the league.
The Houston defense allows 36.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (677 of 1,845) and opponents are connecting on 78.6% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 25.4 assists and 41.9 boards on a nightly basis, which is 16th and 5th in the league. The Rockets on the defensive side of the court are 25th in the league in points given up per game with 117.4. They have forced 13.8 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 47.7% from the floor (21st in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Houston
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