Monday NBA: Rockets vs. Wizards Pick
The Rockets have an opportunity to add to their win total on Monday night when they visit a Wizards team that is just 7-17 this season. That said, Houston is ice cold at the betting window so what is the smart play in this matchup?
521 Houston Rockets (+1.5) at 522 Washington Wizards (-1.5); o/u 228.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Monday, February 15, 2021
Venue: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
Houston Rockets DFS Spin
Victor Oladipo (sore right foot/ankle) has been ruled out for Monday's game vs. the Wizards. Oladipo will miss a second straight game due to the injury, which was suffered Thursday night. As a result, Eric Gordon will remain in the starting lineup, and Jae'Sean Tate is also worth being grabbed off of the waiver wire. Over the last two weeks, Tate has been a top-100 player in 9-cat formats.
Golden State Warriors DFS Spin
Bradley Beal led the Wizards to a 104-91 win vs. the Celtics on Sunday, posting 35 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals. After resting on Friday night, Beal had fresh legs against Boston, knocking down 10-of-18 field goal attempts, 4-of-9 threes and a perfect 11-of-11 from the line. He managed to do that in just 33 minutes, by the way, as the Wizards were up comfortably and snapped a four-game skid behind Beal's big game. On Monday, he'll face off against his former backcourt mate John Wall who will play his first game in D.C. since being traded in the offseason.
Rockets vs. Wizards Betting Prediction
The Rockets are winless against the spread in their last five games overall, are 3-13 against the number in their last 16 games coming off a loss of more than 19 points and are 1-4 at the betting window in their last five road games. The Wizards, meanwhile, are 20-6 against the spread in their last 26 games playing on no rest.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: WASHINGTON WIZARDS -1.5