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NBA Predictions: Will Clippers stay hot versus Rockets? 1/15/18

Are the Los Angeles Clippers going to win a fifth straight game tonight when they host the Houston Rockets at 10:30PM ET?

Who Oddsmakers Like: Houston. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Rockets are a 4.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 228 points. Houston opened as a 4.5-point favorite, while the over-under has dropped after opening at 230.

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Who the Public Likes: Houston. As of Monday afternoon, 72 percent of public bets have come in on the visiting Rockets.

Injury Report: Houston forward Luc Mbah a Moute has been recovering from a separated shoulder and is questionable for today's game. Tarik Black missed the last game with an eye abrasion and is questionable today. Zhou Qi sat out the last game with an elbow injury and is questionable tonight. James Harden remains out with a hamstring injury, although there is a chance he could return Thursday or Saturday. Troy Williams is targeting a late January return from a sprained MCL. Nene is out indefinitely with a right knee contusion. For the Clippers, DeAndre Jordan missed the last game with a sprained ankle and is questionable tonight. Patrick Beverley is out for the season after knee surgery. CJ Williams is out indefinitely with an ankle sprain. Austin Rivers is out at least another week with a strained Achilles. Danilo Gallinari is targeting an early February return from a strained glute.

Who the Trends Like: The over is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings overall and 5-2 in the last seven meetings in Los Angeles. Houston is 0-4 ATS in its last four games on the road against an opponent with a winning home record.

Who We Like: Los Angeles might not seem very healthy as a unit right now and it isn't, but as long as Blake Griffin and Lou Williams are active the Clippers have a shot at keeping up with anyone. I'd like LA more tonight if I knew Jordan was playing, but I believe in the hosts' motivation toward getting firmly back into the playoff picture in the Western Conference. This would put the Clippers over .500 at 22-21 if they win. 

NBA DAILY PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS +4.5

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