Wizards vs. Rockets Prediction

Washington Wizards vs. Houston Rockets, 12/19/18 Predictions & Odds

The Houston Rockets are laying double-digit points to the visiting Washington Wizards tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET. Is that too steep a price for bettors to pay or are the Rockets still the better bet to cover?

Game Snapshot

565 Washington Wizards at 566 Houston Rockets

8:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Toyota Center, Houston, Texas

Our NBA Live Odds page pulls spreads and totals from multiple different online sportsbooks so you can compare betting odds to ensure you’re getting the best line.

Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Rockets are 11-point favorites to beat the Wizards. The total, meanwhile, sits at 226 points and as of this writing, 57% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Wizards to cover the point spread.

Washington Wizards Fantasy Spin

Bradley Beal hit 11-of-17 shots and two 3-pointers for 29 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals in 40 minutes of Tuesday's loss to the Hawks. John Wall hit just 6-of-18 shots for 15 points and six assists, but it was nice to see Beal play so well in Trevor Ariza's debut for the Wiz. Beal is on quite a tear right now, scoring at least 22 points in all nine of his December games, and he came into his one averaging 27.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 24 3-pointers on 48 percent shooting for the month.

Houston Rockets Fantasy Spin

James Harden surpassed the 40-point mark for the sixth time this season Monday, scoring 47 points (14-of-31 FG, 15-of-16 FT) with six rebound, five assists, five steals and four 3-pointers in 41 minutes vs. the Jazz. This the second time in the last three games that Harden has scored at least 40, as he dropped 50 points on the Lakers December 13. After averaging just 6.5 free throws per contest in the five games prior, The Beard has attempted 16 per night in his last three outings. And when Harden's getting to the line at that rate he's nearly impossible for opposing teams to slow down.

NBA Betting Trends

Wizards

The over is 5-2 in the Wizards’ last seven games and is 8-3 in their last 11 games coming off a loss.

Rockets

The over is 6-0 in the Rockets’ last six games versus Eastern Conference foes and 5-2 in their last seven home games.

Prediction

The home team is 4-0 against the spread in the last four meetings between these two teams, while the Rockets are 3-0-1 against the number in their last four home games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games coming off a win. On the other side, the Wizards are a horrendous 5-23 against the number in their last 28 road games, are 1-5 against the spread in their last six games overall, and are 4-0 ATS in their last 13 games coming off no rest.

Wednesday NBA Prediction: Houston Rockets -11

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