Clippers vs. Rockets - 2/11/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Rockets (35-16) at Los Angeles Clippers (34-19)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 212.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, FSW2, ESPN
The Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers meet Wednesday at the STAPLES Center.
The Houston Rockets are climbing up the standings by winning seven of their last nine games. On the season, the Rockets are averaging 102.8 points on 43.9 percent shooting and are allowing 99.2 points on 44.3 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 27.5 points and 6.8 assists while Trevor Ariza is averaging 12.6 points and 5.4 rebounds. Donatas Motiejunas is grabbing 6.2 rebounds and Josh Smith is shooting 43.7 percent from the field. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35.3 percent from deep in their last five games and have won 11 of their last 16 games when scoring 100-plus points. The Rockets have won 18 of their 36 games on the road. Terrence Jones is questionable for this game with an illness.
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The Los Angeles Clippers have lost five of their last seven games and are dropping in the standings. On the season, the Clippers are averaging 106.7 points on 47.2 percent shooting and are allowing 100.8 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Chris Paul is averaging 17.8 points and 5.1 assists while Jamal Crawford is averaging 16 points and 2.6 assists. J.J. Redick is shooting 46.5 percent from the field and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 13.7 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers have topped 100 points in six of their last seven games and are shooting 45.7 percent from the field in their last five games. The Clippers have done most of their damage on their home court, as they’re 20-7 SU in front of their fans this season.
The Rockets are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 Wednesday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The Clippers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Southwest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Rockets are 15-6 ATS in the last 21 meetings in Los Angeles and 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Houston Rockets have found their groove offensively and are getting elite production out of Harden right now. Not sure how anyone can pass up the points here, especially against a Clippers team that doesn't have Griffin on the court.