Free NBA Picks Today: Washington Wizards vs Houston Rockets 4/9/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Washington Wizards vs Houston Rockets 4/9/23
Sun 9th April 2023

The Houston Rockets (21-60, 7-33 Away) travel to face the Washington Wizards (35-46, 19-21 Home) Sunday at Capital One Arena. Houston narrowly defeated the Charlotte Hornets 112-109 at Spectrum Center on Friday. Kevin Porter Jr. was the standout player with 26 points. The Rockets are the 15th seed in the Western Conference.

Washington got the win on Friday at Capital One Arena, beating the Miami Heat 114-108. Daniel Gafford had 22 points and four assists, leading the team. The Wizards are 13th in the Eastern Conference.

This marks the last meeting of the season between the teams. Washington will be looking for a season sweep against Houston after winning the only previous meeting 108-103 at Toyota Center on January 25. Kyle Kuzma led the Wizards with 33 points and nine rebounds.

Alperen Sengun had a triple double with 21 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists in defeat. Jalen Green and Porter Jr., averaging 22.3 and 19.2 points per game, respectively, have led the Rockets in scoring this season. Porter Jr. also has dished 5.7 assists per game. Meanwhile, Sengun is grabbing 9.0 rebounds per game.

Kristaps Porzingis (23.2 ppg) and Kuzma (21.2) have been the primary providers for the Wizards on offense. Porzingis also has averaged 8.4 rebounds per game. Monte Morris has doled out 5.3 assists per game.

The Rockets have found success in recent games at Capital One Arena, winning six of the last 10. Houston is 3-7 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -9.8 (113.3-123.1).

Washington has also gone 3-7 over the last 10, allowing 120.5 points per game on average while scoring only 116.2 (-4.3 margin). The Wizards are averaging 113.2 ppg for the full season while allowing 114.4.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Alperen Sengun: 36.6 | 27.7 | +8.9
Daishen Nix: 2.5 | 8.1 | -5.6
Points per game:
Kevin Porter Jr.: 26.0 | 19.2 | +6.8
Rebounds per game:
Alperen Sengun: 14.2 | 9.0 | +5.2


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Daniel Gafford: 27.4 | 15.7 | +11.7
Monte Morris: 12.0 | 18.9 | -6.9
Points per game:
Corey Kispert: 19.8 | 11.0 | +8.8
Monte Morris: 4.0 | 10.3 | -6.3
Rebounds per game:
Daniel Gafford: 9.0 | 5.6 | +3.4
Deni Avdija: 4.5 | 6.4 | -1.9
Assists per game:
Delon Wright: 5.0 | 3.9 | +1.1

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