Rockets at Clippers - 1/18/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Rockets (21-20) at Los Angeles Clippers (26-14)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 18, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers meet Monday night at the Staples Center.
The Houston Rockets look to keep rolling after winning six of their last seven games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 103.4 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 104.7 points on 46.3 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 27.6 points and 6.7 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 14.2 points and 11.9 rebounds. Trevor Ariza is grabbing 4.8 rebounds and Ty Lawson is dishing 4.1 assists. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The Rockets are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 15.9 turnovers per game. The Houston Rockets have split their last 10 road games.
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The Los Angeles Clippers look to remain hot after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 103.9 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 100.2 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Chris Paul is averaging 17.9 points and 9.5 assists while J.J. Redick is averaging 16 points and 1.7 rebounds. Jamal Crawford is dishing 2.1 assists and Cole Aldrich is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 69.5 percent from the free throw line. The Clippers are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.3 turnovers per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won seven of their last 10 home games. DeAndre Jordan is questionable with an illness.
The Rockets are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Clippers are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 3-0-2 ATS in their last 5 Monday games. The Rockets are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Clippers are rolling right now and are catching an inconsistent Rockets team on the end of a back-to-back. I'll side with the home team and the reasonable number.