Clippers vs. Rockets Prediction
The Los Angeles Clippers will see the debut of Paul George tonight at the Houston Rockets to add to their loaded roster. Can LA get the win as small underdogs?
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Toyota Center at 7:35PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Rockets are a 2-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 233 points. As of Wednesday morning, 57 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting LA. Check out our NBA Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Clippers slow down Raptors
Los Angeles picked up a 98-88 home win Monday night over Toronto to improve to 7-3 overall and 6-1 at home. The Clippers outscored the Raptors 25-10 in the fourth quarter of the victory. Lou Williams paced LA with 21 points off the bench on 7-of-15 shooting including 2-of-6 from 3-point distance plus 5-of-6 at the free throw line. He also notched four rebounds and four assists. Montrezl Harrell had 14 points, 11 boards, three blocked shots, two assists and two steals. Patrick Patterson accounted for 12 points and two steals. Kawhi Leonard tallied 12 points, 11 rebounds, nine assists and three steals. JaMychal Green added 10 points and 12 caroms.
Rockets get win at Pelicans
Houston earned a 122-116 victory Monday night at New Orleans to improve to 7-3 overall and 4-2 on the road. The Rockets led 30-23 after one quarter of play and managed to hold off the Pelicans the rest of the way. James Harden led Houston with 39 points on 13-of-25 shooting including 3-of-11 from 3-point distance plus 10-of-14 at the charity stripe. He also recorded nine assists, four rebounds and two steals. Russell Westbrook accounted for 26 points, five rebounds, four assists and four steals. Eric Gordon registered 17 points and three boards off the bench. Clint Capela tallied 11 points, 20 rebounds and two blocked shots. P.J. Tucker added 10 points and seven caroms.
NBA Betting Trends
The Clippers are 5-0 ATS in their last five games overall. Los Angeles is 5-2 ATS in its last seven games versus the Western Conference.
The Rockets are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games versus the Pacific Division. Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last five home games.
A lot of money is coming in on LA due to the return of George, but this is a tough road matchup in an early start time to fit in for national television. The Clippers will be extremely good with George, but the chemistry still has to develop. There is plenty of star power on the Rockets with Harden and Westbrook too, so with the benefit of much more court time together I'm going to side with that duo tonight.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: HOUSTON ROCKETS -2