Rockets vs. Clippers - 3/16/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (42-23) at Houston Rockets (34-33)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -2.5 -- Over/Under: 212 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, FSW2
The Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets meet Wednesday night at the Toyota Center.
The Los Angeles Clippers look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 104.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 100.6 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Chris Paul is averaging 19.9 points and 9.8 assists while J.J. Redick is averaging 16.8 points and 1.8 rebounds. Jamal Crawford is dishing 2.1 assists and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 14 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.3 percent from the free throw line. The Clippers are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won seven of their last 10 road games.
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The Houston Rockets look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 106.1 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 106.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 28.6 points and 7.1 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 14.8 points and 12.1 rebounds. Trevor Ariza is dishing 2.3 assists and Michael Beasley is grabbing four rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 69.9 percent from the free throw line. The Rockets are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have split their last 10 home games.
The Clippers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. The Rockets are 8-20 ATS in their last 28 Wednesday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Clippers are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Is it safe to finally trust the Rockets? I'm not sure. However, the Clippers are coming off a blowout Tuesday loss to the Spurs and still struggle at times offensively without Blake Griffin. A loaded Rockets team offensively should be able to get the best of the tired Clippers.