Los Angeles Clippers (2-2) vs Houston Rockets (1-3)Date : 10/26/2018
Time : 8:00 PM ET
Location : Toyota Center
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Los Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets
The Rockets will get to play the Clippers once again after losing their first meeting on the season on the road, the Rockets have now dropped two straight games while the Clippers are coming off a lost against the Pelicans. Game tips off at 8:00 PM ET.
Los Angeles Clippers 's Latest Performance :
The Clippers had no answer for Davis in their last game as they weren’t able to win back to back games, however, they will get to go up against the Rockets for the second time this season. This time around the Rockets will be without James Harden who is out dealing with a hamstring injury. Tobias Harris scored 26 points in his last timeout and Danilo Gallinari scored 24 points. The Clippers must do a better job of controlling their turnovers as they had 17 in their last game. Patrick Beverley and Montrezl Harrell each scored 12 points. Clippers reserves combined for 45 points. Playing against the Rockets without Harden the Clippers game plan should be don’t allow Chris Paul to be a scorer as other players on the Rockets aren’t a real threat on the floor if they are able to do this they will be coming out with another win against the Rockets.
Houston Rockets's Latest Performance :
The Rockets are coming off a home loss against the Jazz, after starting the season 20-1 at home last season they have now lost two games at home after four games. The Rockets are now 0-2 without Paul in the lineup however he is will available against his old team on Friday. It will be great to see Paul back on the floor running the offense but he will be without James Harden. He expected to miss one game with the hamstring issue. It is unfortunate that he had to go down because of an injury he was having a great game scoring 29 points, seven assists and five rebounds Carmelo Anthony should fill in his spot in the starting lineup. Anthony must take this opportunity and show that he got what it takes to start again. The injury list piles on with Houston forward James Ennis (hamstring), Brandon Knight (knee), Marquese Chriss (left ankle sprain), Nene (calf) and Zhou Qi (knee) and add James Harden (hamstring) to the list. Playing against the Clippers the Rockets must find a way to contain Harris as he was huge for the Clippers last time these two teams met.
How Los Angeles Clippers & Houston Rockets Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Rockets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points.
Clippers are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400.
Against The Spread Selection: Los Angeles Clippers
My reason for the pick :
The Clippers will come up on top against the Houston Rockets for the second straight game as the Clips has figured out a way how to play the Rockets this season. Tobias will have another great performance against the Rockets taking charge of the Clippers offense. The Rockets are playing without their leading scorer Harden and Chris Paul will be rusty since it is his first game back after the suspension. I am going with the Clippers in this game.
Betting trends for Los Angeles Clippers :
- Clippers are 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
Betting trends for Houston Rockets:
- Rockets are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a double-digit loss at home.