Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Wizards vs. Rockets: How to watch live stream, TV channel, NBA start time

Through 1 Quarter

Although the Houston Rockets were the underdogs at tipoff, they’ve since taken control of the game. It’s still tight after one quarter, with Houston leading 31-28 over the Washington Wizards.

Power forward Christian Wood has led the way so far for the Rockets, as he has eight points along with five boards and two steals. Shooting guard Bradley Beal has done his best for Washington, currently boasting 12 points (43% of their total) and four assists in addition to four rebounds and one block.

Who’s Playing

Houston @ Washington

Current Records: Houston 10-28; Washington 19-18

What to Know

This Wednesday, the Houston Rockets are hoping to patch up the holes in a defense that has allowed an average of 115.66 points per game. Their road trip will continue as they head to Capital One Arena at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday to face off against the Washington Wizards. They will be strutting in after a victory while the Rockets will be stumbling in from a defeat.

Houston’s and the Philadelphia 76ers’ contest on Monday was up for grabs at halftime, but Houston was thoroughly outmatched 71-50 in the second half. 2022 “welcomed” Houston with a 133-113 beatdown courtesy of the Sixers. One thing holding Houston back was the mediocre play of shooting guard Jalen Green, who did not have his best game: he finished with 12 points on 3-for-12 shooting in his 27 minutes on the court.

Meanwhile, it was a close one, but on Monday Washington sidestepped the Charlotte Hornets for a 124-121 win. The Wizards can attribute much of their success to power forward Kyle Kuzma, who shot 6-for-11 from downtown and finished with a double-double on 36 points and 14 rebounds in addition to six assists, and shooting guard Bradley Beal, who had 35 points and eight assists along with seven boards. That makes it three consecutive games in which Kuzma has had at least ten rebounds. Kuzma’s points were the most he has had all year.

The Rockets are expected to lose this next one by 7.5. Those sticking with them against the spread have guts, to put it politely, as the team has let down bettors in their past eight games.

Houston is now 10-28 while the Wizards sit at 19-18. Washington is 9-9 after wins this season, and Houston is 4-23 after losses.

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Capital One Arena — Washington, District of Columbia
  • TV: ATTSN Southwest
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $15.52

Odds

The Wizards are a big 7.5-point favorite against the Rockets, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Wizards as a 6.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Houston have won seven out of their last 11 games against Washington.

  • Feb 15, 2021 – Washington 131 vs. Houston 119
  • Jan 26, 2021 – Houston 107 vs. Washington 88
  • Oct 30, 2019 – Houston 159 vs. Washington 158
  • Dec 19, 2018 – Houston 136 vs. Washington 118
  • Nov 26, 2018 – Washington 135 vs. Houston 131
  • Apr 03, 2018 – Houston 120 vs. Washington 104
  • Dec 29, 2017 – Washington 121 vs. Houston 103
  • Jan 02, 2017 – Houston 101 vs. Washington 91
  • Nov 07, 2016 – Houston 114 vs. Washington 106
  • Jan 30, 2016 – Washington 123 vs. Houston 122
  • Dec 09, 2015 – Houston 109 vs. Washington 103

Injury Report for Washington

  • Brad Wanamaker: Out (Covid-19)
  • Anthony Gill: Out (Covid-19)
  • Montrezl Harrell: Out (Covid-19)
  • Spencer Dinwiddie: Out (Covid-19)
  • Aaron Holiday: Out (Covid-19)
  • Rui Hachimura: Out (Covid-19)
  • Tremont Waters: Out (Covid-19)
  • Thomas Bryant: Out (Knee)

Injury Report for Houston

  • DeJon Jarreau: Game-Time Decision (Covid-19)
  • Armoni Brooks: Out (Covid-19)
  • Alperen Sengun: Out (Ankle)
  • Usman Garuba: Out (Covid-19)
  • John Wall: Out (Not Injury Related)

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