Rockets at Clippers - 11/7/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Rockets (3-3) at Los Angeles Clippers (4-1)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -7.5 -- Over/Under: 218.5 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers square off Saturday at the Staples Center.
The Houston Rockets look for their fourth straight win to get a game above a .500 record. The Houston Rockets are averaging 101.8 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 109.2 points on 47.7 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 23.8 points and five assists while Marcus Thornton is averaging 17 points and four rebounds. Dwight Howard is grabbing 9.7 rebounds and Ty Lawson is dishing 6.8 assists. The Houston Rockets are coming off a Friday win over the Kings in which they shot 48.8 percent from the field and had 21 turnovers. The Rockets continue their up-and-down ways, but Houston has found its offense and have won 16 of their last 19 regular season games when topping 100 points. Patrick Beverley and Terrence Jones are likely out for this game.
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The Los Angeles Clippers look to remain unbeaten at home and pick up their fifth win. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 107.8 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 101.8 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 28.2 points and 9.4 rebounds while Chris Paul is averaging 17 points and 8.2 assists. DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 13.4 rebounds and Lance Stephenson is dishing 2.6 assists. The Los Angeles Clippers are getting 75 points from their starting unit, which is eight more than league average, and they’re turning the ball over just 12.4 times. The Clippers have won 10 of their last 12 regular season home games.
The Rockets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Clippers are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 home games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 2 days rest. The Rockets are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles and the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Rockets are just way too sloppy with the ball and go long stretches of just playing dumb basketball. When you add in the fact Houston played last night and the Clippers will be out for revenge, I like the Clippers to win this game by double digits.