|NBA Clippers vs. Rockets Picks & Predictions for Tuesday, January 15, 2013|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:25|
Clippers vs. Rockets Free Pick
Last game: LA CLIPPERS (-7.5) over Houston, 95-91. The Clippers are coming off a surprising, 99-73 road win over Memphis on Monday night getting 4.5. Chris Paul (knee) didn't play and he's out again tonight. Houston is coming off a 107-100 road loss to Philadelphia getting 1 on Saturday.The Clippers visit the Toyota Center on Tuesday at 8pmET.
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Rockets as 3-point favorites versus the Clippers, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 206.5. Los Angeles enters play with a 29-9 overall record while Houston is 21-17 on the year.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Clippers opened as 2-point road favorites but the line has completely flipped and now the Rockets are -3. The total, meanwhile, opened at 211 and has dropped all the way down to 206.5 at most online and Vegas sports books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 54% of NBA public bettors currently favor the Clippers. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers.
NBA FREE PICK: Take Houston. According to latest NBA trends, the Clippers are 6-21 ATS in their last 27 Tuesday games and are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing less than 75 points in their previous game. Rockets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games, 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record, 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 2 days rest, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games overall.
This is a big game for the Rockets, who need to break a three-game losing streak. They are 14-6 SU at home and just 7-11 on the road. The Clippers will be playing without All-Star point guard Chris Paul once again is not likely to play. Paul sat out the 99-73 rout of the Grizzlies due to a bruised right kneecap. The Rockets had won five straight prior to the recent skid and they averaged 115.8 points. James Harden leads the way for the Rockets as he's scored at least 20 points in 20 straight games. Expect the Rockets to bounce back at home.
2013 NBA FREE PICK: HOUSTON ROCKETS -3