With home-court advantage on the line, the Clippers host the Rockets in their 81st game of the season. LA should get some help from a Warriors team that’s won 14 consecutive games as they take on the team the Clippers are battling in the standings but Chris Paul and the rest of the Lob Citizens will want to handle their business against a Rockets team expected to rest a few key guys.
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- The Rockets are 7-2 SU and ATS in their last 9 games against the Clippers.
- The Clippers are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games after an ATS win.
- The total has gone OVER in 10 of the Rockets’ last 13 games against the Clippers.
Winners of five straight, the Clippers have been doing exactly what they need to do get that all important seeding advantage over the Jazz in the first round. They opened as four-point favorites over the Rockets for this evening’s contest but at the time of writing that line had been bet up six points for the Clip-show and it could approach double-digits depending on who Mike D’Antoni decides to leave on the bench.
The total for this one opened at an astronomical 229 points and with Houston likely lacking their normal fuel, I have a hard time seeing them getting into orbit tonight. This game has the feeling of a Clippers’ blowout but with LA you never know, they’re one of the most inconsistent OVER/UNDER teams in the league – especially at home.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sports bettors looking to pick the Los Angeles Clippers as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as -4-point favorites on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 226.5 for Monday at shops such as MyBookie.
A 120-105 result in favor of the Clippers is the prediction by the Odds – Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Clippers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Los Angeles battles the Houston Rockets, currently with a 54-26 mark (42-37-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 42-37-1 for the Los Angeles Clippers and 41-38-1 for the Houston Rockets. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Houston injuries news.
This game pits the Los Angeles Clippers, currently No. 9 in the Odds – Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Houston Rockets, who rate No. 5 in the most recent survey update.
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles’s No. 22-rated NBA squad against Houston’s No. 8-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 9 in the league with 10.26 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 1 with 14.41 per outing.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Kings were burned for 35 points by James Harden on Sunday as the Rockets picked up a 135-128 win at Golden 1 Center.
The Clippers grabbed a 98-87 win over the Spurs on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Chris Paul at AT&T Center.
- Houston is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Houston is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 7 games
- Houston is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- LA Clippers is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- LA Clippers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- LA Clippers is 4-8-1 ATS in its last 13 games at home
- LA Clippers is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Houston home to Minnesota, Wednesday, April 12th
Los Angeles home to Sacramento, Wednesday, April 12th