Since opening the season with a blistering 14-2 record, the Los Angeles Clippers have gone 8-10 and are currently on a four-game losing streak. Chris Paul and company won’t find things easier on Friday, as a date with the offensive juggernaut Houston Rockets awaits them in the Lone Star State.
- The Clippers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games.
- The OVER is 4-0 in the Rockets last 4 games.
- The underdog is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Meanwhile, Houston has won 13 of 15 in the month of December and rank second in the NBA in scoring at 113.8 points per game. The Rockets have scored 100 or more points in 19 consecutive contests and have made 99 more 3-pointers than the competition in that span. It’s safe to say bringing in Mike D’Antoni’s offence-first system is a success so far for the franchise.
Los Angeles shooting guard J.J. Redick could return to the lineup in tonight’s contest after sitting out for two games with a hamstring injury. Redick’s long-range prowess would be a major boon for the Clips due to Houston’s dominance from beyond the arc.
The OVER is a sizzling bet when these squads collide, evidenced by nine of the last 11 meetings between the Rockets and Clippers going above the closing total.
A 111-104 result in favor of the Rockets is the prediction by the Odds – Shark
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Los Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Houston Rockets are 24-9 so far on the NBA season, and 22-11 ATS vs the spread betting line. The Los Angeles Clippers, meanwhile, are 22-12 and 16-18 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Houston go 18-15 and the Clippers go 20-14 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Los Angeles injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 2 (Houston Rockets) and the No. 8 (Clippers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA betting Power Rankings at Odds – Shark
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Los Angeles Clippers rank No. 17 in the league with 43.71 per game. That compares with Houston’s No. 8 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Houston is the NBA’s No. 1-ranked team at 14.94 per game, while the Los Angeles Clippers rate No. 9 with 10.35 per contest.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Clippers endured a 102-98 loss at the hands of the Pelicans on Wednesday, despite a 22-point effort from Austin Rivers at Smoothie King Center.
Houston got 34 points from James Harden en route to a 123-107 victory over Dallas on Tuesday at American Airlines Center.
- LA Clippers is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
- LA Clippers is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Clippers’s last 5 games
- LA Clippers is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Houston is 17-7 ATS in its last 24 games
- Houston is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games
- Houston is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Los Angeles at Oklahoma City, Saturday, December 31st
Houston home to New York, Saturday, December 31st