Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets Prediction 3/6/2024

The Los Angeles Clippers (39-21) travel to face off against the Houston Rockets (27-34) on Wednesday, March 6th. This game will be played at Toyota Center in Houston and televised on ESPN. The Rockets are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Clippers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Spurs. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

Clippers vs Rockets

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The Clippers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In the Clippers’ most recent game against the Bucks, James Harden led the Clippers with 29 points while going 9/16 from the field. Paul George added 29 points, but unfortunately, Los Angeles was defeated in the game with a score of 113-106.

Coming into today’s matchup against the Rockets, the Clippers are above .500 at 39-21. In the Western Conference, they are in 4th place and hold the top spot in the Pacific division.

Los Angeles is currently performing above .500 against the spread with an ATS record of 31-29. During this season, Los Angeles has a 27-21 record against the spread as favorites and 4-8 as underdogs.

The Rockets Are Coming Off A Win

In their latest game against the Spurs, Alperen Sengün was the top scorer for the Rockets’ offense, scoring 45 points and shooting 19/32 from the field. The Rockets picked up a 114-101 win, and Jalen Green also added 23 points which was 2nd on the team.

Across their last ten games, the Rockets are 4-6 and have a 27-34 overall record as they prepare to take on the Clippers. In Western Conference games, the Rockets are 19-18 and have gone 8-16 in non-conference games.

Houston comes in with an overall ATS record of 32-28 so far this season. The Rockets currently have a two game ATS win streak as the underdog and are 13-7 vs. the spread as the favorite.

Clippers Offense Breakdown

Coming into today’s action, Los Angeles is averaging 117.2 points per contest. This figure places them 10th in the league.

When it comes to scoring, the Clippers are 10th in the league at 117.2 points per game. Interestingly, they have scored more on the road (116.8) than at home (117.5). Overall, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in half of their games.

So far this season, the Clippers have been an efficient shooting team, ranking 7th in field goal percentage at 49%. They are also 6th in true shooting percentage. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are 3rd in the league at 38%.

In terms of pace, the Clippers are 25th at 97.2 possessions per game. When it comes to assists, they are 21st in the league at 25.9 per game. In terms of offensive rebounds, they are 21st in the league.

Rockets Offense Breakdown

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Through 61 games games, Houston is averaging 112.8 points per game (21st).

At home, the Rockets have outscored their season average of 112.8 points per game, averaging 115.0 points per game. For the season, they are 21st in scoring. In terms of pace, Houston is 13th in the league at 99.5 possessions per game.

So far, the Rockets have made 45% of their field goal attempts, which is 28th in the NBA. They are also 28th in three-point shooting at 34%. In terms of three-point attempts, Houston is 15th in the league.

When it comes to getting to the free-throw line, the Rockets are 8th in attempts per game at 23.7. They are 11th in free throws made per game at 18.2. In terms of two-point shooting, Houston is 26th in the league at 52%.

Clippers Team Defense

The Clippers’ defense is presently ranked 9th in the league, allowing an average of 112.5 points per contest. The Clippers defense is coming off a game in which they held the Bucks offense to just 44% shooting. Overall, they gave up 113 points to Milwaukee.

Rockets Team Defense

On defense, the Rockets come into the game ranked 11th in the league in points allowed at 112.8 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 106.7 points per contest (17th). In the terms of takeaways, Rockets are causing 12.6 turnovers per game, ranking 12th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 26th in rejections, averaging 4.5 blocked shots each game.

Key Players For The Clippers And Rockets

In today’s game, we anticipate Kawhi Leonard leading the scoring for the Clippers, contributing 24 points while shooting 9/17 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 24 points per game, in addition to 6.2 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Alperen Sengün as the leading scorer for the Rockets. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 20 while also collecting 9 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 53.9% and is averaging 21.2 points per contest.

Clippers vs Rockets Trends

  • Through their last three road contests, the Clippers offense has averaged 98 points per game while allowing an average of 98. Los Angeles posted an overall record of 2-1 while going 1-2 ATS.
  • Through their last five home games, Houston has an ATS record of just 2-3. However, their overall record was 1-4 while averaging 107 points per game.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Houston has an ATS mark of 4-6 while going 2-8 straight up.
  • Going back to their last five games as the favorite, the Clippers have a straight up record of 2-3. But, their mark vs the spread was just 1-4.

Clippers vs Rockets Prediction

We’re calling a win for the Clippers, with a final score of 114-106, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Clippers at -6.5.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 224.5 and given that our model is projecting 220 points between the teams, we like the under.

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