Los Angeles Clippers vs. Houston Rockets
Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 10:30 PM (STAPLES Center)
Los Angeles Clippers -5.0 . Total 231.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Houston Rockets hit the road for a matchup with the Los Angeles Clippers. The Rockets are (18-9), coming off a 109-107 win over the San Antonio Spurs. The Clippers are (21-8), after knocking off the Phoenix Suns, 120-99.
In the Rockets win over the Spurs, Houston was led offensively by Russell Westbrook. Westbrook converted on 11 of 25 attempts from the floor, making 8 of 9 from the foul line, registering 31 points. Clint Capela added a double-double, finishing with 15 points and 15 rebounds. The Rockets shot 41% from the floor and 25% from 3-point range. Houston forced 18 turnovers, which helped lead to the Rockets taking 7 more shots than the Spurs. Houston out scored San Antonio inside the paint, 56 to 34.
In the Clippers win over the Suns, Los Angeles was guided by Paul George. George connected on 8 of 17 attempts from the floor, making all 5 foul shots, recording 24 points. Kawhi Leonard contributed 20 points and 6 rebounds in the win. The Clippers shot 51% from the floor and 44% from 3-point range. The Clippers out scored the Suns from the foul line, 16 to 7. Los Angeles forced 20 turnovers en route to the victory.
Recent Betting Trends:
Rockets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a SU win.
The under is 20-8 in Rockets last 28 road games.
Clippers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Clippers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games.
The under is 5-2 in Rockets last 7 games following a SU win.
The Rockets have won 3 of their last 4 games, while the Clippers have won 5 of their last 6. The Clippers are one of the best teams in the league, when playing at home. Los Angeles has a 14-1 record at the STAPLES Center. These are two of the best scoring offense's in the league, as both rank in the top 5. Rockets are averaging nearly 120 per game, while the Clippers are just above 115 per game. The Clippers defense has the edge when it comes to defense. Due to the Clippers defense and because Los Angeles is at home, I'll side with the Clippers. Final score prediction, Clippers will win and cover, 115-108.