Clippers at Rockets - 2/25/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (37-20) at Houston Rockets (38-18)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -3.5 -- Over/Under: 215 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW2, ROOT, ESPN
The Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets meet Wednesday at the Toyota Center.
The Los Angeles Clippers have won four of their last five games and begin a four-game road trip. On the season, the Clippers are averaging 106.9 points on 47.3 percent shooting and are allowing 100.7 points on 45 percent shooting. Chris Paul is averaging 17.9 points and 9.8 assists while Jamal Crawford is averaging 16.3 points and 2.7 assists. J.J. Redick is shooting 46.3 percent from the field and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 13.9 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing just 41.1 percent shooting in their last five games and have won 24 straight games when allowing less than 100 points. The Clippers now take the road where 12 of their 20 losses have come.
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The Houston Rockets look to stay hot after winning five of their last eight games. On the season, the Rockets are averaging 103.2 points on 43.8 percent shooting and are allowing 99.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 27.3 points and 6.8 assists while Trevor Ariza is averaging 12.6 points and 5.4 rebounds. Josh Smith is shooting 45 percent from the field and Donatas Motiejunas is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are allowing just 41.8 percent shooting in their last five games and have won 13 straight games when allowing less than 100 points. The Rockets are 20-8 SU on their home court, which is the seventh best home record in the league. Kostas Papanikolaou and Patrick Beverley are questionable with injuries.
The Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Rockets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Clippers are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Houston and 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
I don't trust the Clippers on the road, especially against a Houston team that can put the ball in the hoop at a high percentage. Without Blake Griffin there to shoulder some of the load, I look for the Rockets to get the win and cover the tiny chalk.