Clippers vs. Rockets - 3/15/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Rockets (43-22) at Los Angeles Clippers (42-24)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 3:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers meet Sunday at the STAPLES Center.
The Houston Rockets look to get back on track after splitting their last eight games. On the season, the Rockets are averaging 103 points on 43.9 percent shooting and are allowing 100 points on 44 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 26.8 points and 7.1 assists while Corey Brewer is averaging 12.7 points and 3.2 rebounds. Terrence Jones is grabbing 7.5 rebounds and Trevor Ariza is shooting 38.4 percent from the field. The Houston Rockets are playing inconsistent ball as of late, especially on the road where they’ve lost five of their last six. The Rockets hope to snap a two-game losing streak and are shooting 44.3 percent from the field in their last five games.
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The Los Angeles Clippers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, the Clippers are averaging 106.1 points on 47 percent shooting and is allowing 100.6 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Chris Paul is averaging 18.3 points and 10.1 assists while J.J. Redick is averaging 15.3 points and 1.7 assists. DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 14.6 rebounds and Matt Barnes is shooting 45.5 percent from the field. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 46.1 percent shooting in their last five games, and are just treading water until Griffin returns to the court. The Clippers are coming off a loss to the Mavs in which they allowed 60.7 percent shooting from the field. Blake Griffin is questionable with an elbow injury.
The Rockets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Pacific and 8-21 ATS in their last 29 Sunday games. The Clippers are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 home games vs. a team with a winning road record and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss. The Rockets are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles and 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
Whether Griffin plays or not, the value here is on the Rockets. Take the points, as it wouldn't be surprising if Houston won outright.