The Houston Rockets will be looking for their third straight SU and ATS victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday as those two teams hit the hardwood together in the seventh and deciding game of their best-of-seven second-round series.
Houston tied up the series at 3-3 on Thursday night with a 119-107 comeback victory as an 8.5-point road underdog on the NBA betting lines at the online sportsbooks in an OVER result. The OVER has now paid out for totals bettors in each of the last six games between the Rockets and the Clippers.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sports bettors looking to pick the Houston Rockets as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as 1.5-point underdogs on the betting odds board at Bodog. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 220 for Sunday at shops such as MyBookie.
Odds – VSB prediction models pick the Clippers to win this game 113-109.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Los Angeles Clippers will try to spoil the party on Sunday; they are 45-50 ATS against the betting spread this NBA season, while the Houston Rockets are 54-39 ATS. Los Angeles is 48-46-1 vs the betting total points scored; Houston is 49-44. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Los Angeles injuries news.
This game pits the Houston Rockets, currently No. 8 in the Odds – VSB
NBA Power Rankings, against the Los Angeles Clippers, who rate No. 4 in the most recent survey update.
Offensively the game matches up Houston’s No. 4-ranked offense (104.8 PPG) against a Los Angeles Clippers defense that ranks No. 16 at 100.93 PPG. The Houston Rockets have averaged 44.5% from the field per game, less than the Los Angeles Clippers have managed so far this NBA season (47.19% on average).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Houston won its last outing, a 119-107 result against the Clippers on May 14. The Rockets covered in that game as a +8.5-point underdog, while the 226 combined points took the game OVER the total.
- LA Clippers is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- LA Clippers is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Clippers’s last 5 games
- LA Clippers is 12-2 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
- Houston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
- Houston is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston’s last 5 games
- Houston is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
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