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    Washington Wizards versus Houston Rockets Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 2-23-2013


    by tonytssportsbets

    Both teams will be on a back to back when the 31-26 Houston Rockets travels to face the 16-37 Washington Wizards in an NBA pro basketball game on Saturday night. Tip off time from Washington is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

    The odds from this NBA game has the road team Houston Rockets favored by -1 ½ points with an over under line of 208 ½ points. There has been no line movement since the odds came out in this game a few hours ago.

    The team’s met back on November 12th with Houston posting the 99-93 home win against the Wizards as a -10 ½ point betting favorite. The total landed under 206 points.

    The Rockets have a road record of 12-18 on the season. They win their second straight since the All Star break after a 106-96 road win on Friday night to the Brooklyn Nets as a -1 ½ point betting favorite. The total landed under 207 ½ points. Houston had a great shooting night hitting on 53.2% from the field along with 16 of 30 from three. They allowed Brooklyn just 44.4% shooting and a good thing Houston did because the Rockets turned the ball over 17 times and grabbed four less rebounds. James Harden and Carlos Delfino each had 22 points as the duo combine for 15 of 28 shooting. The Rockets can exploit these Eastern Conference offensively challenged clubs because they rank second in the league in points scored at 106.4 points a game.

    The Wizards have a home record of 11-15 on the year. They win for the fifth time in seven tries after a 118-113 home win on Friday night to the Denver Nuggets as a +3 ½ point underdog. The game came in at over 203 ½ points. Washington built up a 16 point lead after three quarters. They shot 47.7% from the floor and converted on 11 of 24 from the three point line. The Wizards crushed the Nuggets on the glass by a 49-36 margin. The team allowed Denver 48.1% shooting. Washington survived 18 turnovers as Denver goes cold from three sinking just 4 of 22 shots. Emeka Okafor had 17 points and 13 rebounds on 8 of 14 shooting for Washington. Against Houston the Wizards will need all the offense they can muster. They rank 30th in points scored per game and 29th in offensive field goal percentage. Washington pushes across 91.8 points a game and hits on 42.8% from the field. They have shown some flashes of offense like in their win against Denver but it has not been consistent.