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2019 NBA Handicapping
(7-3) Los Angeles Clippers vs. Houston Rockets (7-3)
Date: Wednesday November 13
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston, TX.
NBA Moneyline Odds: Clippers +120 | Rockets -118
NBA Betting Odds: Clippers +2 | Rockets -2 (updated)
NBA Betting Total: 234.5
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Wednesday, November 13, finds two of the top Western clubs the Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets tipping off in what could be a potential playoff series this spring.
Last season, the teams met three times in the regular schedule with the Clippers winning two. The Rockets hold the all-time record having bested the Clippers in 121 of their 199 matches.
Los Angeles Clippers
Paul George is expected to return in one of the games of the Clippers back-to-back set with the Rockets up first and the New Orleans Pelicans slated for Thursday’s match.
If PG elects to play in this match he’ll face former OKC Thunder teammate Russell Westbrook. The other big factor at play is Kawhi Leonard will likely sit out one of the two games as the team continues his load management regimen. If LA sticks to the current trend Leonard won’t play versus the Rockets.
However, if the NBA head office has any sway in the matter Leonard will play in this game since it’s on National TV and the brain trust likes having their stars front and center.
In their previous match, the Clippers won but it took a full out defensive effort and the game was only decided in the closing minutes of the final frame. Toronto was without Kyle Lowry, Serge Ibaka and then lost OG Anunoby due to an inadvertent eye poke by Leonard prior to the two-minute mark.
It was also clear the Raptors gained a lot of knowledge about Kawhi as he had his worst shooting performance and lowest point output of the young season. Leonard came close to registering the rare quadruple-double with 12 points (on 2 of 11 shooting), 11 rebounds, nine assists, and a career-high nine turnovers.
Other former Raptors figured in the victory with Lou Williams (21) leading the way and Patrick Patterson (12) chipping in. Two Clippers registered double-doubles – Montrezl Harrell (14 points/11 rebounds) and JaMychal Green (10 points/12 rebounds).
Landry Shamet went down late in the game in what looked like an apparent ankle injury and was helped off the floor but left on crutches and was scheduled for an MRI on Tuesday. Regardless of the diagnosis, he’ll miss this game.
As per above, this could be the first time former teammates Russell Westbrook and Paul George face each other if the former elects to play.
After the embarrassment in Miami, the Rockets have taken more pride on the defensive side of the court by winning four in a row since the loss to the Heat.
Five players hit the double-digit scoring mark in the win over Pelicans. James Harden led the way with 39 points. Westbrook (26), Eric Gordon (17), PJ Tucker (10) and Clint Capela (double-double of 11 points/20 rebounds) were the other four.
Like many teams who are suffering from core players being injured the Rockets got bad news Tuesday learning Eric Gordon will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his knee which will keep him out of the lineup for the next six weeks or until late December.
Danuel House Jr. (back contusion) is listed as doubtful for this match. Gerald Green (foot) and Nene (groin) are both out for the long term.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Teams are 5-5 in the last 10 head to head contests.
- The Clippers are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games.
- Over Under is 5-5 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Los Angeles Clippers vs. Houston Rockets NBA Prediction: Odds Updated – LAC plus points
It’s difficult to gauge the outcome of this game when there is uncertainty about two superstars playing or not. The logical choice by the Clippers would be to split up the games with George playing versus the Rockets (read: be the primary scoring option and shake off the rust) and Leonard playing the second which is how the Clippers have typically managed his games.
Or do I lean to the NBA “suggesting” both stars play in the Nationally televised game especially with the Pelicans up on the second night.
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NBA Free Prediction: Clippers 110 – Rockets 103
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