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Houston Rockets vs. L.A. Clippers - 11/13/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

L.A. Clippers at Houston Rockets
Date & Time Wednesday November 13, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)
Toyota Center
Houston, TX
The Line
HOU -125, HOU -2.5
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The Los Angeles Clippers head to Houston for a game against the Rockets after winning their last game against the Toronto Raptors by the score of 98-99.  Lou Williams led the Clippers in points on the night, scoring a total of 21 while shooting 7 of 15 from the field and 5 of 6 from the free throw line.  Jamychal Green led the Clippers in rebounds on the night as he recorded 12 to go along with his 10 points the game.  Kawhi Leonard led Los Angeles in assists on the night as he recorded 9 while also totaling 11 rebounds and 12 points. 

After the win against Toronto, the LA Clippers are now 7-3 on the season and are currently in 2nd in the Pacific Division.  Kawhi Leonard has led the Clippers in points per game so far this season as he has scored 26.9 points per game.  Leonard has also led the Clippers in rebounding and has averaged 8.5 per game on the year.  Leonard also leads LA in assists per game so far this season as he as averaged 5.9 per game.  The Clippers come into Monday’s game mostly healthy as they have just 2 players listed on their injury report as Paul George is listed as out while Landry Shamet is listed as day to day. 

The Houston Rockets welcome the LA Clippers into town after winning their last game by score of 112-116 against the Pelicans in New Orleans.  James Harden was money all night as he led the Rockets in points with 39 and assists with 9.  Houston big man Clint Capela was the leader for Houston in rebounds as he recorded 20 on the night, including 5 off of the offensive boards.

With the win in their last game, the Houston Rockets are now 7-3 and are currently in 1st in the Southwest Division.  James Harden is Houston’s leading scorer and is scoring 37.3 points per game and is always a threat to shoot, especially with the step back three. Center Clint Capela has really stepped up his game lately and is leading the Rockets in rebounds per game with 11.7.  The Rockets come into Wednesday nights game with 2 players listed on their injury report as Nene and Eric Gordon who is expected to miss the next 4 to 6 weeks are listed as out. 

The Clippers are currently averaging 111.9 points per game and allowing 106.9.  Houston is scoring 120.3 and allowing 118.4.  Both teams are 4-1 in their last 5 games and Houston has won 4 games in a row.  Although the Clippers made big improvements in the offseason, I don’t know if they have the ability to shutdown the duo of Russell Westbrook and James Harden.  Houston will also be tough to beat if Clint Capela has another big game.  Although the Rockets defense isn’t great, I don’t believe the Clippers offense can keep up with them.  Houston wins 125-115 and covers the spread.

HOU -125, HOU -2.5
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