Monday, January 18, 2016
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The Houston Rockets travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, January 18, 2016. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 210.
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The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 21-20 and a road record of 8-10. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.2 as they are averaging 103.4 points per game while giving up 104.7 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 26-14 and a home record of 14-7. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 103.9 points per game and surrendering 100.3, good for a point differential of 3.6.
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 27.6 points per game while playing 37.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Dwight Howard averages 14.2 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 11.9 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 61% for the year while his free throw percentage is 53%.
Chris Paul averages 17.9 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 9.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. J.J. Redick averages 16 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.7 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Houston averages 103.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 16.9 per game. The Rockets allow 104.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 103.9 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 51.7 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per contest which ranks them 17th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 2nd with 13.2 per game. The Clippers allow 100.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.6 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 20.7 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. The Clippers force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the NBA.
Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 16-25-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 20-19-2 against the over/under
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 18-18-4 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 18-20-2 against the over/under
Houston Rockets Injuries
11/18/15 F Sam Dekker Back out indefinitely
01/17/16 C Dwight Howard Oblique is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. LA Lakers
01/17/16 G Jason Terry Illness "?" Sunday vs. LA Lakers
01/17/16 PG Patrick Beverley Ankle is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. LA Lakers
01/12/16 F Donatas Motiejunas Back out indefinitely
Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
01/17/16 C DeAndre Jordan Pneumonia "?" Monday vs. Houston
01/12/16 F Blake Griffin Quad out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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