Rockets vs Wizards: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – January 26, 2021

Eric Gordon leads the Houston Rockets (6-9) into a matchup with the Washington Wizards (3-9) after putting up 33 points in a 133-108 win over the Mavericks. The Rockets are favorites in the matchup on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, which tips off at 8:00 PM ET on NBCS-DC. The over/under is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect data from FanDuel sportsbook as of January 26, 2021, 1:06 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Rockets vs Wizards Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of January 26

Rockets:
Dante Exum: Out (Calf),
Christian Wood: Day To Day (Ankle),
Kevin Porter Jr.: Out (Personal)

Wizards:
Raul Neto: Day To Day (Groin),
Moritz Wagner: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols),
Ish Smith: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols),
Davis Bertans: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols),
Rui Hachimura: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols),
Troy Brown Jr.: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols),
Thomas Bryant: Out For Season (Left knee),
Deni Avdija: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Rockets (-1.5)
Prediction Rockets 119, Wizards 112

The Rockets are the bet in this game. They’re favored by 4.6 more points in the model than FanDuel (6.1 to 1.5).

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Rockets Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Christian Wood 12 23.5 10.8 1.4 0.8 1.8 1.8
Victor Oladipo 9 20.0 5.7 4.2 1.8 0.2 2.8
Eric Gordon 11 17.8 2.1 2.0 0.6 0.5 2.6
John Wall 8 17.1 4.3 5.5 1.1 0.9 1.3
David Nwaba 14 8.9 2.9 1.3 1.2 0.7 0.6

Rockets Player Props

  • Christian Wood’s rebounding prop over/under for the matchup is listed at 8.5 boards, 2.3 rebounds less than his season average of 10.8.
  • John Wall’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 28.5, 1.6 higher than his season average of 26.9.
  • Victor Oladipo’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.3 shots less than his season average of 2.8.
  • Wood’s blocks prop total for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.3 blocks lower than his season average of 1.8.

Wizards Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Bradley Beal 11 34.5 5.5 4.9 1.3 0.6 2.5
Russell Westbrook 8 18.0 9.5 10.6 1.1 0.3 1.4
Thomas Bryant 10 14.3 6.1 1.5 0.4 0.8 0.9
Rui Hachimura 7 13.6 4.6 2.3 0.6 0.1 0.6
Davis Bertans 11 11.8 3.1 1.4 0.5 0.3 2.8

Wizards Player Props

  • Russell Westbrook’s rebounding prop total for the contest is posted at 6.5 rebounds, 3.0 rebounds lower than his season average of 9.5.
  • Bradley Beal’s points prop total for the contest is set at 27.5, 7.0 points less than his season average of 34.5.
  • Davis Bertans’ three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 3.5, 0.7 shots greater than his season average of 2.8.
  • Beal’s steals prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.2 steals greater than his season average of 1.3.

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Rockets have a 46% shooting percentage from the field, which is 3.1% lower than the 49.1% of shots the Wizards’ opponents have hit.
  • In games Houston shoots better than 49.1% from the field, it is 3-2 against the spread and 3-2 overall.
  • Washington has a 1-2 record against the spread and a 1-2 record overall when allowing its opponents to knock down more than 46% of their shots from the field.
  • The Wizards’ 47.3% shooting percentage from the field this season is two percentage points higher than the Rockets have allowed to their opponents (45.3%).
  • This season, Washington has a 4-4 record against the spread and a 2-6 record overall in games the team collectively shoots above 45.3% from the field.
  • Houston is 6-5 against the spread and 6-5 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot higher than 47.3% from the field.
  • The Rockets are knocking down 35.5% of their three-point shots this season, 3.1% lower than the 38.6% the Wizards allow opponents to shoot from deep.
  • Houston has assembled a 3-2 record against the spread and a 3-2 straight-up record in games this season when the team knocks down more than 38.6% of its three-point shots.
  • Washington is 2-1 against the spread and 1-2 overall when its opponents shoot better than 35.5% from deep.
  • The Wizards shoot 38.3% from three-point distance this season. That’s only 2.5 percentage points higher than the Rockets have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (35.8%).
  • Washington is 6-2 against the spread and 3-5 overall when shooting above 35.8% as a team from three-point range.
  • Houston has a 4-4 ATS record and a 5-3 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 38.3% from three-point range.
  • The Rockets’ 13.3 made three-pointers per game this season are just 0.2 more made shots on average than the 13.1 per game the Wizards allow.
  • When Houston makes more threes than its opponents, it is 4-5 against the spread and 5-4 overall. When Washington is out-shot from deep by its opponents, it is 3-4 ATS and 1-6 straight up.
  • The Rockets are the 10th-best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the Wizards give up the 12th-fewest makes from deep.

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Rockets vs Wizards Stat Rankings

Rockets Rank Rockets AVG Wizards AVG Wizards Rank
18th 110.7 Points Scored 118.8 3rd
17th 111.4 Points Allowed 121.2 30th
24th 43.9 Rebounds 43.4 22nd
24th 8.7 Off. Rebounds 9.3 20th
10th 13.3 3pt Made 13.1 12th
24th 23.1 Assists 26.9 4th
27th 15.5 Turnovers 13.2 8th

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