The Houston Rockets (21-60) are 14th in the Western Conference, preparing to take on the Washington Wizards (35-46) at the Capital One Arena on Sunday (April 9).
The Rockets have had another disastrous season, failing to qualify for the playoffs. But they are on a two-game winning streak and giving their fans something to cheer about. Their last win came against the Charlotte Hornets (112-109). Jalen Green and Kevin Porter Jr. made sure they guided their team to victory, scoring 26 points each. The other three players from the starting lineup scored in double digits as well. They will now face the Wizards, who have also missed the playoff and the play-in spot after a series of loses. They are just 3-7 in their last 10 games but managed a win against the Miami Heat (114-108) in their previous outing.
Daniel Gafford once again continued his strong form and led the scoring for the Wizards with 22 points, followed by Corey Lispert 19. Four other players contributed in double digits to lead the team to a 6-point win. They would also like to end their final game of the regular season at home with a win and make their fans happy.
Houston Rockets vs Washington Wizards: Match Details
Date & Time: Hosuton Rockets @ Washinton Wizards
Date & Time: Sunday, April 9, 01:00 p.m ET
Venue: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
Houston Rockets vs Washington Wizards: Injury Report
The Wizards are dealing with a lot of injuries at the moment. Bradely Beal is out with a knee injury and Kristaps Porzingis is yet to recover from an illness. Delon Wright is out with a knee injury while Monte Morris has an ankle injury and is out from tonight’s action. Kyle Kuzma is unavailable due to an ankle injury and Daniel Gafford suffered an ankle injury in the last game. Deni Avdija has an elbow injury and is also out.
As for the Rockets, Kevin Porter Jr is unavailable because of a knee injury and Jae Sean Tate is also ruled out due to a knee problem.
Houston Rockets vs Washington Wizards: Injury List
|Bradley Beal||Washington Wizards||Out||Knee|
|Kristaps Porzingis||Washington Wizards||Out||Illness|
|Delon Wright||Washington Wizards||Out||Knee|
|Monte Morris||Washington Wizards||Out||Ankle|
|Kyle Kuzma||Washington Wizards||Out||Ank;e|
|Daniel Gafford||Washington Wizards||Out||Ankle|
|Deni Avdija||Washington Wizards||Out||Elbow|
|Kevin Porter Jr.||Houston Rockets||Out||Knee|
|Jae Sean Tate||Houston Rockets||Out||Knee|
Houston Rockets vs Washington Wizards: Betting Odds
|Houston Rockets||-175||-4 (-110)||O 231 (-110)|
|Washington Wizards||+150||+4 (-110)||U 231 (-110)|
Houston Rockets vs Washington Wizards: Starting 5s
Rockets: F Kenyon Martin Jr., F Jabari Smith Jr., C Alperen Sengun, G Jalen Green, G Josh Christopher
Wizards: F Corey Kispert, F Anthony Gill, C Jay Huff, G Jonathan Davis, G Delon Wright
Houston vs Washington: Betting Prediction
The two teams have played each other only once this season when the Wizards defeated them 108-103. They again have a chance at home to win the series against the Rockets as their home record is just on the negative side at 19-21. But the Rockets are terribly away from home at 7-33, which automatically gives the Wizards an upper hand. They are also better in both offense and defense than the Rockets. But based on current form, the Rockets cannot be ruled out. However, since the Wizards are playing at home and this is the last game of the regular season, expect them to cover the spread.