Basketball betting changes are also big in Houston as the Rockets must confront the fact that Yao Ming is not likely to be a part of their basketball gambling future.
The Houston Rockets will host the Washington Wizards on Monday with a tipoff time of 8:30 PM ET. Sports-Gambling will have odds for both the side and total on this game so be sure and open your account today.
The Washington Wizards have become a mere shell of a franchise and one of the worst teams in the NBA. Washington had a record of 7-20 straight up and 11-16 with the NBA betting odds. Washington paid out in just 4 of their first 13 road games with 9 of those games going over the total.
Washington basically waived the white flag of surrender earlier this month when they traded away Gilbert Arenas to the Orlando Magic. The Wizards ranked 18th for scoring in the NBA while ranking 23rd for scoring defense. Andray Blatche was their leading scorer with 16.8 points per game. He is coming off a 1 game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team.
John Wall was the leading assist man with 8.9 per game while JaVale McGee, who was suspended with Blatche, led Washington in rebounds with 8.3 per game.
Houston was 14-15 straight up and 17-12 with the NBA sports betting line. The Rockets paid out in 8 of their first 12 home games while going under the total in 8 of those games. Houston was actually playing better basketball and had 8 payouts in 10 games from December 4 through December 22. The Rockets had a strong offense that ranked 5th in the NBA for scoring.
Kevin Martin led Houston with 23.6 points per game while Kyle Lowry was the top assist man with 7.2 per game. Yao will miss the rest of the season with a leg injury.
The Rockets have dominated this head to head basketball betting series with 13 payouts in their last 20 meetings in this series although Washington did get the money in the first meeting between the teams this year in a 98-91 win on November 10 in the nation’s capital. The two teams have gone under the total in 6 of their last 7 meetings.