At 7:00 ET, the 11th-ranked Houston Rockets (-411) will take on the 15th-ranked Washington Wizards (+316) in a non-conference matchup. The Rockets are currently on a five-game win streak and are favored by 9 points over the Wizards. The over/under line for this game is set at 228.5 points.

This game will take place at the Capital One Arena in Washington and can be seen on MNMT.


The Pick: Washington Wizards +9

This game will be played at Capital One Arena at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, March 19th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 108-107 in favor of the Rockets.
  • Our projections have Jalen Green finishing with Jalen Green points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Rockets finishing with a field goal percentage of 43.8% and knocking down 11 threes.

Do the Rockets Have a Shot at a Road Win?

In Rockets games this season, the average combined scoring total is 225.7 points. Today’s O/U line is set at 228.5, and Houston has gone over the line in their last two games.

When looking at their O/U record for the season, the Rockets are 30-37. Their last game vs. the Cavaliers finished with a combined scoring total of 220 points, surpassing the O/U line of 214.5.

As for their record vs. the spread, the Rockets are 37-29 this season, including a mark of 13-19 on the road. They have covered the spread in their last two games and are favored by 9 points today.

Houston has won five straight games, most recently defeating the Cavaliers by a score of 117-103. This has improved their overall record to 32-35, which is currently 11th in the Western Conference. In the Southwest Division, they are in 3rd place.

Against other Western Conference teams, the Rockets are 22-19 compared to 10-16 in non-conference play. On the road, they are 9-24 for the season.

When it comes to scoring, the Rockets have been below the NBA average in 58.2% of their games this season. Overall, they are 20th in the league in scoring at 113.2 points per game. On the road, Houston is averaging 110.7 points per game.

So far this season, the Rockets have made 12.2 three-pointers per game, which is 19th in the NBA. In terms of three-point shooting percentage, they are 27th in the league at 35%. From inside the arc, Houston is shooting 52% (25th).

When it comes to pace, the Rockets are 14th in the NBA at 99.3 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, Houston is 27th in the league at 45%. In terms of assists, the Rockets are 25th in the NBA at 24.7 per game.

Coming into today’s game, the Rockets’ defense is giving up an average of 112.5 points per contest. Inside the arc, the Rockets defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 54.0% and 34.4% from three-point territory.

Do the Wizards Stand a Chance at Home?

On the season, the Wizards are 34-34-0 on the over/under, and their games have averaged 237.8 points per game. Today’s O/U line of 228.5 is lower than their season average of 239 points.

Washington has lost four straight games and are 11-57 overall this season, which is 15th in the Eastern Conference. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 8-35 and 4-11 against their division.

The Wizards lost to the Celtics in their last game by a score of 130-104. The O/U line for that game was 226.5 points, and Washington was a 14.5-point underdog going into the game.

As underdogs this season, the Wizards are 10-53 straight-up and 29-33 ATS. Today, they are getting 9 points against the Rockets and have gone 3-3 ATS in their last three games as underdogs.

In games against the spread, Washington is 30-37 overall and 9-21 ATS at home. The team’s ATS losing streak is at four games.

So far this season, the Wizards have been one of the most up-tempo teams in the league, leading the NBA in pace at 102.4 possessions per game. At home, they are averaging 113.3 points per game compared to 114.3 on the road.

For the season, the Wizards are 16th in the NBA in scoring at 113.8 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 17th in the league at 47%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Wizards are 29th in the NBA in three-point shooting percentage at 34%. Overall, they have made an average of 12.2 threes per game, which is 18th in the league.

The Wizards’ defense is presently ranked 30th in the league, allowing an average of 124.0 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Wizards are causing 13.5 turnovers per game, ranking 22nd in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 13th in rejections, averaging 5.2 blocked shots each game.