Los Angeles Clippers vs. Houston Rockets - 1/18/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Rockets (22-20) at Los Angeles Clippers (26-14)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 18, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Clippers do battle tonight at the Staples Center.
The Rockets have won six of their last seven games and looked pretty solid in last night's easy win over the Lakers. James Harden led the team with 31 points, Dwight Howard added 14 points while four other players finished in double figures as the Rockets turned it on late to beat the Lakers by 112-95 at the Staple Center. With the win, Houston improves to 22-20 on the season and 9-10 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Clippers will be looking to bounce back after having their 10-game win streaked snapped with a 110-103 loss to the Kings on Saturday. JJ Redick led the scoring with 22 points, Jamal Crawford added 20 points while Cole Aldrich had 19 points but it still wasn't enough to get past the Kings who looked like the more desperate team. Chris Paul had a surprisingly quiet game of just 15 points and seven assists but he'll surely bounce back as he's averaging 20.2 points and 11.2 assists in his last give games.
In ATS trends, the Rockets are 2-6 ATS in their last eight games playing on zero days rest and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games following a win of more than 10 points, while the Clippers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight home games.
Head to head, the Rockets are 5-0 ATS in the last five meetings but the home team is 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings.
DeAndre Jordan is back on the court which is a major boost for the Clippers who have been on fire until their surprise loss to the Kings on Saturday. The Rockets have been in some fine form themselves, but I'm taking the Clippers to get it done against a Rockets team playing without any rest.