Courtesy of Monday’s win over Minnesota, the brutal and worst losing streak in the NBA for the Houston Rockets (11-36) is history. Now, with a lackluster Washington team (20-27) heading to town on Wednesday, the Rockets have a chance to start a winning streak.
For the rise of Jalen Green, Alperen Sengun and the rest of the Rockets, it’s Game 2 of a three-game stay at Toyota Center. For Bradley Beal and the Wizards, it’s the second straight night in Texas after winning in Dallas on Tuesday night.
If you’re looking to do some last-minute betting research for Wednesday’s Wizards-Rockets clash, you’re in luck! We’ll give you the latest point spread, money line odds and top/bottom number, as well as the information you’ll need to make the smartest bet at BetMGM.
The game begins at 7 pm CT and can be viewed on AT&T SportsNet Southwest (in Houston markets) or on NBA League Pass.
The lines, courtesy of BetMGM
- Point spread: Wizards -2.5
- Money line: Wizards -145 / Rockets +120
- Plus-minus: 231.5
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Wizards at Rockets injury report:
- rockets: Kevin Porter Jr. out (left foot soreness), Jabari Smith Jr. questionable (right ankle sprain)
- wizards: Kristaps Porzingis out (left ankle sprain)
Washington’s injury report is from Tuesday’s game in Dallas. They will not be required to report for Wednesday until a few hours before kick-off, as it is the end of a back-to-back event.
Tips and predictions
Since Kevin Porter Jr. injured his left foot on January 11, Sengun’s appearance and increased use has become a key story.
Now, with Green scoring 40-plus points twice in his last three outings, including a career-high 42 on Monday against Minnesota, there’s a clear case to be made that the shift in approach is helping to improve surrounding players as well. Most notably, Sengun’s fellow sophomore prospect from the 2021 first round.
In seven games since Jan. 11, Green has averaged 28.2 points and 3.5 assists for the Rockets on 46.9% shooting and 38.6% 3-pointers. Meanwhile, Sengun is averaging 19.4 points (67.9% FG), 10.6 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game over that same period.
The most recent four games for the Rockets include Monday’s win and three single-digit losses. On the other hand, Washington could have tired legs on night two of a straight road. Let’s be optimistic.
Prediction: Rockets 116, Wizards 113
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