Rockets vs. Wizards Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, April 9, 2023

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Rockets vs. Wizards Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, April 9, 2023

NBA Predictions

The Washington Wizards (35-46) head into their game on April 9, 2023 as a 4-point underdog against the Houston Rockets (21-60). The game’s point total is 231.

Rockets vs. Wizards Odds

  • Rockets odds to win: -173
  • Wizards odds to win: +146
  • Spread: Rockets (-4)
  • Total: 231

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Sunday, April 9, 2023 at 1:00 PM ET
  • Where: Capital One Arena in Washington D.C.
  • TV: NBCS-DC and SportsNet SW

Who Will Win Rockets vs. Wizards?

Rockets and Wizards Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

When they have played as at least 4-point favorites this season, the Rockets are 1-3 against the spread.

The Wizards have a 16-17-2 record against the spread when an underdog by 4 points or more this year.

The two teams average a combined 7.1 fewer points per game (223.9) than this matchup’s over/under of 231 points.

Houston and Washington have seen its opponents average a combined 2.1 more points per game than the point total of 231 set in this game.

The Rockets’ average point total in matchups this season is 229.4, 1.6 points less than the over/under in this game.

The average over/under in Washington’s games this season is 3.4 fewer points than the point total of 231 for this outing.

So far this season, Houston has put together a 31-46-4 record against the spread.

The Wizards are 37-41-3 against the spread this year.

Rockets Stats & Insights

The Rockets have a -649 scoring differential, falling short by eight points per game. They’re putting up 110.7 points per game to rank 28th in the league and are giving up 118.7 per outing to rank 27th in the NBA.

The Rockets rank fourth in the league at 46.2 rebounds per game. That’s 4.8 more than the 41.4 their opponents average.

Houston hits 10.5 three-pointers per game (29th in the league), four fewer than its opponents (14.5). It is shooting 32.7% from deep (30th in the NBA) while allowing opponents to shoot 37.4%.

The Rockets’ 107.7 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 29th in the NBA, and the 117.1 points they allow per 100 possessions rank 29th in the league.

The Rockets’ offense has been much better at home (110.8 PPG) compared to road games (110.7 PPG). Likewise, their defense has been much better at home (115.1 PPG allowed) compared to road games (122.4 PPG allowed).

Wizards Stats & Insights

The Wizards have been outscored by 1.2 points per game (posting 113.2 points per game, 21st in league, while allowing 114.4 per contest, 17th in NBA) and have a -94 scoring differential.

Washington ranks 12th in the NBA at 43.6 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 42.9 its opponents average.

The Wizards make 11.2 three-pointers per game (21st in the league) compared to their opponents’ 12.1. They shoot 35.6% from deep, and their opponents shoot 36.7%.

The Wizards rank 22nd in the NBA with 111.6 points scored per 100 possessions, and 24th defensively with 114.8 points conceded per 100 possessions.

At home Washington is scoring 114.4 points per game, 2.3 more than it is averaging away (112.1).

Rockets Key Players to Watch

The Rockets get 14.8 points, nine rebounds and 3.9 assists from Alperen Sengun.

Jalen Green averages 22.3 points per game to go with 3.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists.

Green makes more threes per game than any other (active) member of the Rockets, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.5 per contest.

Tari Eason picks pockets to the tune of 1.2 takeaways per game, while Jabari Smith Jr. records 0.9 rejections per contest.

Wizards Key Players to Watch

Corey Kispert holds the top Wizards spot in two categories among active players: scoring (11 points per game) and rebounding (2.8 rebounds per game). He also dishes out 1.2 assists per contest.

Jordan Goodwin’s per-game averages this season are 6.3 points, 2.7 assists and 3.3 rebounds.

Kispert hits 2.2 treys per game.

The Wizards’ defensive efforts get a boost from Goodwin (0.9 steals and 0.4 blocks per game).

Rockets vs. Wizards Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Wizards (+ 4)
  • Pick OU:

    Under (231)

  • Prediction:
    Wizards 120 – Rockets 109

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