Houston Rockets (30-11) at Los Angeles Clippers (21-21)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 15, 2018 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers +4 -- Over/Under: 228.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers meet Monday in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The Houston Rockets look for another victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 115 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 106.9 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Eric Gordon is averaging 19.7 points and 2.6 assists while Chris Paul is averaging 18.6 points and 9.2 assists. Gerald Green is the third double-digit scorer and Clint Capela is grabbing 11.2 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have split their last eight road games.
The Los Angeles Clippers look for a fifth straight win to get a game above a .500 record. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 107.3 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Lou Williams is averaging 23.1 points and 4.9 assists while Blake Griffin is averaging 22.2 points and 7.5 rebounds. DeAndre Jordan is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won eight of their last 10 home games.
The Rockets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Monday games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest. The Clippers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games, 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest and 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The underdog is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings and the over is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings.
The Houston Rockets are obvously the better team, but they've been shaky on the road, and this is going to be an emotional game for CP3 with it being his return to LA. The Clippers have been playing solid basketball as of late and already smoke the Rockets once this season. I'll take a shot with the points here.