Houston @ Los Angeles
Current Records: Houston 14-37; Los Angeles 35-18
What to Know
The Houston Rockets have enjoyed the comforts of home their last three games, but now they must head out on the road. They will take on the Los Angeles Clippers at 10 p.m. ET on Friday at Staples Center. The Rockets and Los Angeles are even-steven over their past 18 head-to-heads (9-9).
Houston beat the Dallas Mavericks 102-93 on Wednesday. Houston’s point guard John Wall looked sharp as he had 31 points and seven assists.
Meanwhile, Los Angeles was able to grind out a solid victory over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday, winning 113-103. It was another big night for Los Angeles’ shooting guard Paul George, who shot 7-for-9 from downtown and finished with 33 points and seven rebounds.
The Rockets are the clear underdogs, so they’re hoping it’s the size of the fight that determines this one. They hadn’t treated bettors all too well in the past (they are 17-34), but they might be worth taking a chance on now after beating the spread two games in a row.
Their wins bumped Houston to 14-37 and the Clippers to 35-18. We’ll see which team can carry over their success and which team inevitably falls when Houston and Los Angeles clash.
How To WatchWhen: Friday at 10 p.m. ETWhere: Staples Center — Los Angeles, CaliforniaTV: ATTSN SouthwestOnline streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)Follow: CBS Sports AppOdds
The Clippers are a big 11-point favorite against the Rockets, according to the latest NBA odds.
The line on this game has moved quite a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Clippers as a 14-point favorite.
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Los Angeles and Houston both have nine wins in their last 18 games.
Mar 05, 2020 – Los Angeles 120 vs. Houston 105Dec 19, 2019 – Houston 122 vs. Los Angeles 117Nov 22, 2019 – Los Angeles 122 vs. Houston 119Nov 13, 2019 – Houston 102 vs. Los Angeles 93Apr 03, 2019 – Houston 135 vs. Los Angeles 103Oct 26, 2018 – Los Angeles 133 vs. Houston 113Oct 21, 2018 – Los Angeles 115 vs. Houston 112Mar 15, 2018 – Houston 101 vs. Los Angeles 96Feb 28, 2018 – Houston 105 vs. Los Angeles 92Jan 15, 2018 – Los Angeles 113 vs. Houston 102Dec 22, 2017 – Los Angeles 128 vs. Houston 118Apr 10, 2017 – Los Angeles 125 vs. Houston 96Mar 01, 2017 – Houston 122 vs. Los Angeles 103Dec 30, 2016 – Houston 140 vs. Los Angeles 116Mar 16, 2016 – Los Angeles 122 vs. Houston 106Jan 18, 2016 – Los Angeles 140 vs. Houston 132Dec 19, 2015 – Houston 107 vs. Los Angeles 97Nov 07, 2015 – Houston 109 vs. Los Angeles 105Injury Report for Los AngelesJay Scrubb: Game-Time Decision (Foot)Rajon Rondo: Out (Hip)Serge Ibaka: Out (Back)Paul George: Out (Rest)Patrick Beverley: Out (Hand)Injury Report for HoustonJohn Wall: Out (Rest)Dante Exum: Out (Calf)Danuel House Jr.: Out (Ankle)Eric Gordon: Out (Groin)David Nwaba: Out (Wrist)