Houston Rockets vs Washington Wizards 1/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Houston Rockets vs Washington Wizards 1/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Washington Wizards are hosting the Houston Rockets at the Capital One Arena in Washington on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at 19:00 ET in this matchup between two teams sitting in and out of the playoff places of their respective conference.


The Wizards are 2-1 in their previous three games, while the Rockets have won only once in their previous 11 matches. 


The Wizards have a 19-18 record this season and are sitting on the 7th place of the East. They are 18-18-1 against the spread and 19-17-1 in over/under. They are coming off a home victory against the Charlotte Hornets with a 124-121 score, beating the odds. They were led by Kyle Kuzma and Bradley Beal with 36 and 35 points respectively, with Kuzma making 6 triples and adding 6 assists and a team-high 14 rebounds. Beal added 7 rebounds and 8 assists. 


Beal leads the team both in scoring with 24 points and in assists made with 6.4, adding 4.7 rebounds per game. Montrezl Harrell adds 14.5 points and 7.3 rebounds per game but he is out with an injury.  


The Wizards average 107 ppg offensively, while allowing 109.2 ppg defensively. They have a 46.6% field goal percentage and a 32.7% 3-point percentage.  


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Houston Rockets vs Washington Wizards Predictions 1/5/2022


The Rockets have a 10-28 record so far this season and sitting in the bottom of the West. They are 16-21-1 against the spread and 22-16 in over/under. They are coming off a road defeat against the Philadelphia 76ers with a 113-133 score, not beating the odds.


They had seven players in double digit scoring, led by Garrison Matthews with 23 points with 4 triples and 7 rebounds. Ja’Sean Tate and Eric Gordon added 14 points apiece. 


Christian Wood leads the team both in scoring with 16.8 ppg and in rebounding with 10.3 per game. Jalen Green follows with 15.3 ppg and 2.9 rebounds per game.


The Rockets average 107.3 ppg offensively and have the second-worse defense, allowing 115.7 ppg. They have a 45% field goal percentage and a 34.5% 3-point percentage.


Both teams were tied 1-1 wins last season, with each one winning at home. The Wizards won with a 131-119 score and the Rockets with 107-88. Over is 5-1 in their previous six meetings.


The Wizards have a 10-6 home record this season, while the Rockets are 3-18 on the road. The Wizards are the favorite for the home win and expect them to beat the odds against a struggling Rockets team.  


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Houston Rockets vs Washington Wizards 1/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Time: 19:00 ET 


Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, WA


Date: Wednesday, January 5, 2022


TV: –


NBA Odds/Point Spread: Washington Wizards -7.5


NBA Totals: 230


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