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(2-2) Los Angeles Clippers vs. Houston Rockets (1-3)
Date: Friday October 26
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Rockets -2.5
NBA Betting Total: 217.5
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Los Angeles lost a close one to the Pelicans in their last outing where they went down 109-116, while they failed to cover the 5.5 point spread.
Houston was a shell of themselves as the Jazz handled them to a tune of 100-89, while they failed to cover the 1 point spread.
Houston opened up as 2.5 point favorites and that line has remained stagnant with over 75% of the public backing them.
The total opened up at 219 points and has since dropped to 217 points.
Los Angeles Clippers
The Clipper’s offense was efficient against the Pelicans as they shot 47% from the field and 81% from the free throw line, but they shot a miserable 25% from beyond the arc.
They matched up well in rebounds (47 to 48), assists (18 to 22), and points in paint (60 to 64), but they lost the turnover ball (17 to 8) , which may have been the difference in this one.
Tobias Harris and Danilo Gallinari led the Clippers in scoring as they combined for 50 points while also contributing 15 rebounds and 4 assists.
Lou Williams was solid off the bench where he contributed 17 points.
The Rocket’s offense was miserable in their matchup with the Jazz as they shot just 40% from the field, 27% from beyond the arc, and just 57% from the free throw line.
They were dominated in the paint where they were outscored (48 to 36) and out rebounded (62 to 46).
They also lost the fast break battle (13 to 8) and the assist battle (21 to 16).
James Harden and Carmelo Anthony led the Rocket is scoring where they combined for 51 points, while they also contributed 12 rebounds and 9 assists.
It was overall a rough showing for the Rockets, and to add insult to injury, the Rockets will be without James Harden for the next couple of games with a hamstring strain.
Good news is they could be landing Jimmy Butler…
NBA Betting Trends:
- LAC are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 Fri. games.
- LAC are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- Under is 8-3 in LAC last 11 vs. NBA Southwest.
- Under is 16-5 in HOU last 21 vs. NBA Pacific.
- HOU are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games.
- HOU are 7-16 ATS in their last 23 vs. NBA Pacific.
Free Los Angeles Clippers vs. Houston Rockets NBA Prediction:
Houston gets their act together at home against Los Angeles.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Rockets -2.5
Yes the Rockets will be without Harden, but they are getting Chris Paul back from suspension and shouldn’t have anybody interfering with him running the offense, and you can expect him to be plenty motivated to get back at it.
There is no denying that the Clippers have been playing solid basketball, but this game is more about Houston as they look to turn things around after a dismal start.
And you better believe the Rockets have forgot about the 3 point loss to the Clippers a couple games ago.
Back the home team and the 2.5 point spread.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Rockets 115 – Clippers 110
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