The Houston Rockets dropped 140 points in their last meeting with the Los Angeles Clippers and will attempt to take care of their Western Conference opponents once again tonight in California. Sportsbooks opened the Rockets as 1.5-point road underdogs with a total of 232.
– Shark Bites
- The Rockets are 6-2 SU and ATS in their last eight games against the Clippers.
- The Clippers are 9-1 SU and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games as favorite.
- The Rockets are 12-2 SU and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games after losing as a favorite.
Los Angeles’ defense has sprung a leak of late, as the Clippers have given up an average of 116.3 points over their last three contests. Chris Paul is working his way back into the lineup, but the rust he’s accumulated while sidelined with injury the last few months is fairly evident. Paul went 4-for-18 in Sunday’s 124-121 overtime triumph of the Charlotte Hornets in his second game since returning from a thumb injury.
How impressive has Houston’s offense been under Mike D’Antoni? The Rockets have scored 100 or more points in 47 consecutive games, matching the franchise record set in 1969-70 when the team was located in San Diego.
The OVER has been the hot bet when the Rockets and Clippers have squared off in recent years, as 10 of the last 12 meetings between the clubs have gone above the total.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Los Angeles Clippers opened as 0-point at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 232 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 110-109 win for the Clippers. 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
Supporters of the Houston Rockets have seen them go 42-19 and 34-27 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Los Angeles Clippers are at 36-23 and 30-29 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Clippers are 32-27, while the Houston Rockets are 32-28-1. 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. 12 in the Odds – Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Houston Rockets, who rate No. 5 in the most recent survey update.
Offensively the game matches up Los Angeles’s No. 6-ranked offense (108.1 PPG) against a Houston Rockets defense that ranks No. 24 at 108.36 PPG. The Los Angeles Clippers have averaged 46.67% from the field per game, more than the Houston Rockets have managed so far this NBA season (46.4% on average).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Louis Williams scored 28 points for Houston on Monday, but the Pacers managed a 117-108 victory over the Rockets at Toyota Center.
The Clippers got a 43-point performance from Blake Griffin as Los Angeles handed Charlotte a 124-121 defeat on Sunday at STAPLES Center.
- Houston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
- Houston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Houston is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games on the road
- Houston is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing LA Clippers
- LA Clippers is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
- LA Clippers is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Clippers’s last 6 games
- LA Clippers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Houston home to Memphis, Saturday, March 4th
Los Angeles at Milwaukee, Friday, March 3rd