Rockets vs. Wizards Player Props, Odds & Predictions – Thursday, Mar 14

Houston Rockets guard Fred VanVleet (5) reacts with guard Jalen Green (4) during the fourth quarter against the Charlotte Hornets at Toyota Center.
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If you’re looking for Rockets vs. Wizards predictions, you’ve come to the right place. The Wizards are on the move to take on the Rockets on Thursday, Mar 14 at 8:00 ET. At present, the total is set at 227, and the Rockets are favored by 7.5 at home. Keep reading to get our Rockets vs. Wizards player props and predictions.

Rockets vs. Wizards Odds

  • Spread: Rockets -7.5
  • Total 227

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Game Info

  • Date: Thursday, Mar 14
  • Time: 8:00 ET
  • Location: Toyota Center, Houston TX
  • TV: Spac

Wizards Betting Trends

  • Over their last five games, the Wizards have an over/under record of 2-3 and are 2-3 vs. the spread.
  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, Washington has an ATS record of 5-5 while averaging 114 per game. The team went 1-9 overall in these games.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Wizards have gone 2-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-4.

Rockets Betting Trends

  • In their last five games, the Rockets have an over/under record of 1-4 and are 4-1 vs. the spread.
  • Through their last ten home games, Houston has an ATS record of just 4-6. However, their overall record was 4-6 while averaging 109 points per game.
  • Houston has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 3-0 SU and 3-0 ATS in their last three games.

Do the Wizards Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?

The Wizards are 11-54 overall this season, which is the worst record in the NBA. In the Eastern Conference, they are in 15th place and 5th in the Southeast Division.

On the road, Washington is 7-28 straight-up and 21-14 against the spread. As the underdog, they are 10-50 this season and 29-30 ATS.

Washington’s O/U record for the season is 31-34, and their last three games have gone under the posted total. Today’s O/U line is 227, and the Wizards have had just five games with lower lines.

In their most recent game, the Wizards lost to the Grizzlies by a score of 109-97. The O/U line for that game was 222.5, and Washington was favored by 2.5 points.

Heading into their matchup with the Rockets, the Wizards are the NBA’s top-ranked team in pace at 102.5 possessions per game. However, they are just 16th in scoring at 114.2 points per game.

When it comes to shooting, Washington is 17th in field goal percentage at 47%. They have been slightly better on the road this season, averaging 114.6 points compared to 113.6 at home.

So far, the Wizards have outscored the NBA scoring average in 46.2% of their games. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 29th in the league at 34%.

Facing Houston, the Wizards aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 123.7 points allowed per game (30th). When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Wizards squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 57.5% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 36.4% from downtown.

Will Houston Make it Happen at Home?

The Rockets are favored by 7.5 points today and have been favored in 22 of their 65 games this season. As the favorite, they have a scoring margin of +8.4 points per game.

Houston has an ATS record of 35-29 for the season, including going 22-10 ATS at home. As the favorite, they are 14-8 ATS and have won their last two games against the spread at home.

Currently, the Rockets are 11th in the Western Conference with a record of 30-35. In the Southwest Division, they are in 3rd place. At home, Houston is 21-11 compared to 9-24 on the road.

In their last game, the Rockets beat the Spurs by a score of 103-101. The O/U line for that game was 221.5, and Houston was favored by 3.5 points going into the game.

This season, Rockets games have averaged 225.4 points per game, and today’s O/U line is set at 227. Houston has gone 28-37 on the O/U for the season, and their last two games have finished below the O/U line.

Against Western Conference teams, the Rockets are 22-19 compared to 8-16 against the East. In the West, they are currently in 11th place.

In terms of scoring, the Rockets are 20th in the league at 112.8 points per game. At home, they are averaging 115.0 points per game.

So far this season, the Rockets have outscored the NBA scoring average in 40% of their games. In terms of pace, Houston is 14th in the league at 99.2 possessions per game.

When it comes to field goal percentage, the Rockets are 28th in the league at 45%. From beyond the arc, they are shooting 34% (28th).

Not only do the Rockets’ overall defensive numbers look good, as they are 10th in the league in points allowed. Houston has also been playing well on defense of late, ranking 18th in the league over their last three games at 104 PPG allowed. Most recently, the Rockets’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 101 points to the Spurs.

Rockets vs. Wizards Player Prop

A player prop we are looking at is Kyle Kuzma and his points prop of 23.5. Currently, the over for this prop is sitting at a payout of -129 while the under is at -106. In this game against the Rockets, we suggest betting on the under for Kyle Kuzma and his points prop set at 23.5. Our player projection model anticipates him not reaching his prop, with a projected total of 23.

  • The Prop: Kyle Kuzma Under 23.5 Points (-106)

Rockets vs. Wizards Predictions

In this Wizards vs. Rockets matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Wizards at +7.5. While we project the Rockets to win 105-104, our recommendation is to bet on the Wizards for the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 227 and our model has the Wizards and Rockets finishing with a combined 209 points. Our pick is to take the under.

The Pick: Wizards +7.5 | at Fanduel Sportsbook