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Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Clippers 12/19/19 NBA Previews and Prediction

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Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Clippers 12-19-19 NBA Previews and Prediction

Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Clippers 12/19/19 – An important Western Conference game is all set to get underway as Houston Rockets take on Los Angeles Clippers from Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Houston is sitting in 5th position and they need to take out Los Angeles Clippers in the 2nd spot. Overall, the Rockets are holding an 18-9 record with a 10-5 conference record. Los Angeles holds a 21-8 overall record with a 13-5 conference record. Both teams are strong and this is going to be an entertaining game as the NBA moneyline betting is out and ready for picks.

Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Clippers 12/19/19

When: December 19, 2019 10:30 PM ET
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
TV: TNT
Stream: NBA League Pass / SofaScore

Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Clippers 12/19/19 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Houston Rockets +5.5 (-110) 231.5 o (-110) +178

Los Angeles Clippers
-5.5 (-110) 231.5 u (-110) -200
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Houston Rockets Betting

Out of the last 10 games, Houston Rockets managed to win seven and they will enter this game with a winning record. The Rockets defeated San Antonio Spurs in their last game with a final score of 109-107. It was a close call, but an important victory for Houston. The Rockets are holding the same record as Dallas Mavericks in the 4th position, but they are lagging one game behind in the conference play. Houston is three games behind Los Angeles Clippers in the Western Conference.

Players to watch: J. Harden SG (27 GP 27 GS 37.8 MIN 38.9 PTS 1.1 OR 4.9 DR 6 REB 7.4 AST 1.9 STL 0.7 BLK 4.9 TO 3.3 PF 1.5 AST/TO 31.67 PER)
R. Westbrook PG (24 GP 24 GS 34.8 MIN 22.8 PTS 1.6 OR 6.5 DR 8.1 REB 7.2 AST 1.6 STL 0.4 BLK 4.4 TO 3.8 PF 1.6 AST/TO 18.33 PER)
C. Capela C (23 GP 23 GS 33.2 MIN 13.9 PTS 4.2 OR 10.5 DR 14.7 REB 1.1 AST 0.8 STL 2 BLK 1.7 TO 2.7 PF 0.7 AST/TO 20.98 PER).

Los Angeles Clippers Betting

Los Angeles Clippers are three games behind Los Angeles Lakers in the top spot and they have dominated the Western Conference play by staying in the top three positions. The Clippers are three games behind the Denver Nuggets and now they need to take on the Rockets. The Clippers have been on the road for the last six games and they defeated Phoenix Suns with an impressive 120-99 final score.

Players to watch: K. Leonard SF (21 GP 21 GS 31.3 MIN 25.5 PTS 1 OR 6.8 DR 7.8 REB 5 AST 1.8 STL 0.7 BLK 3.5 TO 2 PF 1.4 AST/TO 25.13 PER)
P. George SF (18 GP 18 GS 30.2 MIN 24.7 PTS 0.4 OR 5.4 DR 5.9 REB 3.7 AST 1.6 STL 0.4 BLK 3.6 TO 2.6 PF 1 AST/TO 22.95 PER)
L. Williams SG (27 GP 3 GS 30.7 MIN 19.9 PTS 0.4 OR 2.7 DR 3.2 REB 6.3 AST 0.5 STL 0.1 BLK 3.2 TO 1.5 PF 2 AST/TO 17.37 PER).

Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Clippers 12/19/19 Betting Numbers

Trends

Houston Rockets

Houston are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 7 games.
Houston are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Houston’s last 12 games on the road.
Houston are 6-14 SU in their last 20 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers.
Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
Houston are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Houston’s last 14 games against an opponent in the Pacific division.

Los Angeles Clippers

LA Clippers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
LA Clippers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Clippers’ last 5 games against Houston.
LA Clippers are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games at home.
LA Clippers are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games when playing at home against Houston.
Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
LA Clippers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Clippers’ last 6 games against an opponent in the Southwest division.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Clippers’ last 6 games played on a Thursday.

Injuries

Houston Rockets

Gerald Green SG Foot is out indefinitely
Nene Hilario C Abdominal is out indefinitely
Eric Gordon SG Knee is out indefinitely

Los Angeles Clippers

JaMychal Green PF Tailbone is “?” Thursday vs Houston

Head-to-Head
Houston Rockets Los Angeles Clippers
47-43 Against the Spread 48-39
43-46 Straight Up 49-38
113 Points per Game 115
108 Points Allowed per Game 114
44.92 Offensive FG% 45.63
78.93 Offensive FT% 78.36
34.52 Offensive 3PT% 35.71
45.51 Defensive FG% 42.78
75.45 Defensive FT% 77.45
35.86 Defensive 3PT% 34.32

Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Clippers Betting Picks

Houston Rockets might be holding a decent record, but the Clippers are one tough team to defeat. The Rockets will not stand a chance against Los Angeles at home as they are bound to decline in this game. Most of the NBA bets tonight are placed on the Clippers to win.

Moneyline: The moneyline for Houston is +178 and the moneyline for the Clippers is -200.

ATS: The Rockets have an ATS of +5.5 and the Clippers have an ATS of -5.5.

TOTALs: The total will go over 231.5 for Houston and under 231.5 for Los Angeles.

Score Prediction: 116 – 110 Clippers