Washington Wizards vs Houston Rockets 10/5/2021 NBA Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Washington Wizards vs Houston Rockets 10/5/2021 – The Washington Wizards have solidified their roster during the off-season and this team is eager to test their new acquisitions on the road. This team will be going up against the Houston Rockets this Tuesday, October 5 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The game begins at exactly 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time and it will be shown live on television courtesy of AT&T Sportsnet – Southwest. NBA League Pass is the best way to enjoy the games through an online live stream. The Houston Rockets may own the home court advantage but they are the underdogs in the NBA betting covers against the Washington Wizards.
Washington Wizards vs Houston Rockets 10/5/2021
Washington Wizards vs Houston Rockets 10/5/2021 Betting Odds
Washington Wizards Betting
The Washington Wizards managed to spread out talent across the roster after trading Russell Westbrook to the Los Angeles Lakers. In return, this team added veteran players who are ready to showcase their skills in Montrezl Harrell, Kyle Kuzma and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Spencer Dinwiddie has been a borderline all-star during the bubble playoffs and he will be manning the starting point guard position. Daniel Gafford is seen as the team’s starting center and Rui Hachimura has proven to be a solid starter. Den Avdija has shown flashes of his potential but is still day-to-day with his injuries.
Players to watch: B. Beal SG 60 GP 60 GS 35.8 MIN 31.3 PTS 1.2 OR 3.5 DR 4.7 REB 4.4 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 3.1 TO 2.3 PF 1.4 AST/TO 22.81 PER
T. Bryant C 10 GP 10 GS 27.1 MIN 14.3 PTS 1.8 OR 4.3 DR 6.1 REB 1.5 AST 0.4 STL 0.8 BLK 1.1 TO 3.1 PF 1.4 AST/TO 18.75 PER
R. Hachimura PF 57 GP 57 GS 31.5 MIN 13.8 PTS 0.9 OR 4.6 DR 5.5 REB 1.4 AST 0.8 STL 0.1 BLK 1.2 TO 2.1 PF 1.2 AST/TO 11.45 PER.
Houston Rockets Betting
The Houston Rockets was able to snag Jalen Green as the second overall pick in the 2021 NBA draft and this should be a year that they just let him shoot whenever he wants. There is a solid young core of players for this team with Christian Wood manning the center position. Kevin Porter Jr. will be given the reigns as the team’s starting point guard and Jae’Sean Tate will take over the starting three positions. Eric Gordon is the team’s veteran guiding them along the way along with Daniel Theis who is expected to start at the four. There is not much depth with this Rockets squad and will just be out there to see who they can hold for the long term.
Players to Watch: C. Wood C 41 GP 41 GS 32.3 MIN 21 PTS 1.9 OR 7.8 DR 9.6 REB 1.7 AST 0.8 STL 1.2 BLK 2 TO 2.1 PF 0.9 AST/TO 20.06 PER
J. Wall PG 40 GP 40 GS 32.2 MIN 20.6 PTS 0.4 OR 2.8 DR 3.2 REB 6.9 AST 1.1 STL 0.8 BLK 3.5 TO 1.2 PF 2 AST/TO 15.46 PER
E. Gordon SG 27 GP 13 GS 29.2 MIN 17.8 PTS 0.3 OR 1.9 DR 2.1 REB 2.6 AST 0.5 STL 0.5 BLK 1.9 TO 1.6 PF 1.4 AST/TO 14.46 PER.
Washington Wizards vs Houston Rockets 10/5/2021 Betting Numbers
Wizards are 4-22 ATS in their last 26 Tuesday games.
Over is 7-1 in Rockets last 8 overall.
R. Hachimura PF Out indefinitely – Personal
J. Wall PG Out indefinitely – Holdout
Washington Wizards vs Houston Rockets Betting Picks
It will be interesting to see what kind of team the Houston Rockets will be this season. They are expected to do a lot of experimentation and that makes them the riskier to pick as seen in the best online sportsbook. The Washington Wizards are looking to win consistently and they should start with this pre-season matchup.
Moneyline: The Wizards as the favored team on the road is handed an ML of -118 while the Rockets are -102.
ATS: Only 1.5 points are in between both teams across the spread with the Wizards sitting on the -1.5 while the Rockets are at +1.5.
TOTALs: The total expected for both teams to dance on is at 225.5 points with the Rockets going under and the Wizards are over.
Score Prediction: 112 – 105, Wizards