Rockets vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Rockets vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction 4/14/2024

The Houston Rockets (40-41) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Clippers (51-30) on Sunday, April 14th. This game will be played at Arena in Los Angeles and televised on BSSC. 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 Trail Blazers. Tip-off is set for 3:30 ET.

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The Rockets Are Coming Off A Win

The Rockets’ most recent game versus the Trail Blazers saw Jalen Green lead the Rockets with 26 points while shooting 10/20 from the field. As the Rockets secured the victory with a final score of 116-107, Jock Landale also chipped in with 20 points.

With a win over the Clippers, the Rockets would be back at .500. Comparing their home and away records, the Rockets are 27-14 at home and 13-27 on the road. Overall, they are 40-41 this season.

Against the spread, Houston are currently above .500, at 45-35 ATS. The Rockets maintain an ATS record of 17-22 on the road, while they have a 28-13 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

The Clippers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Los Angeles’ most recently played the Jazz and lost with a final score of 110-109. In addition to their straight-up loss, the Clippers also couldn’t meet the spread, coming up short as -16 point favorites. Considering the over/under, the total of 219 points fell short of the set over/under line of 224.

So far this season, the Clippers are 51-30 overall and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. When playing on the road, the Clippers are 26-15 compared to 25-15 at home.

So far, Los Angeles is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 38-43. The Clippers have been unable to cover the spread in their last two games as favorites, and they hold a 6-12 record against the spread when playing as underdogs.

Rockets Offense Breakdown

Houston has recorded an average of 114.3 points per game (16th) throughout 81 games games.

On the road this season, the Rockets have averaged 112.6 points per game, which is 19th in the NBA. Overall, they are 16th in scoring at 114.3 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, Houston is 27th at 45%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Rockets are 14th in made threes at 12.7 per game. However, they are just 21st in three-point shooting percentage at 35%. Inside the arc, Houston is 25th in two-point shooting percentage at 52%.

So far, the Rockets have outscored the NBA’s average in 44.4% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 13th in the league at 99.1 possessions per game. When it comes to assists, Houston is 25th in the NBA.

Clippers Offense Breakdown

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Today, the Clippers enter the game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring teams, averaging 115.8 points per game (11th).

At home this season, the Clippers are averaging 115.6 points per game, which is 15th in the NBA. Overall, the Clippers are 11th in scoring at 115.8 points per game. They have outscored the NBA scoring average in 50.6% of their games this season.

When it comes to pace, the Clippers are 27th in the league at 96.5 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Clippers are 6th in the league at 49%. They are also 6th in true shooting percentage.

From beyond the arc, the Clippers are 4th in three-point shooting at 38%. In terms of three-point attempts, they are 20th in the league. Overall, the Clippers are 11th in two-point field goal percentage at 55%.

Rockets Team Defense

So far, the Rockets defense is giving up 113.3 points per contest, which has them sitting 14th in the NBA. One thing to note, is they have given up more points than their season average in two straight matchups. So far this season, the Rockets’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 2nd in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 25.3 times per game vs. Houston.

Clippers Team Defense

Currently, the Clippers’ defense holds the 10th rank in the NBA, allowing 112.3 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, Clippers are causing 12.2 turnovers per game, ranking 10th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 16th in rejections, averaging 5 blocked shots each game.

Key Players For The Rockets And Clippers

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Jalen Green is set to be the main scorer for the Rockets, recording 20 points and shooting 7/17 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 19.7 points per game, along with 5.1 rebounds.

As for Los Angeles, Paul George is projected to be the primary scorer for the Clippers. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 22, and adding 5 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 47.1% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 22.6 points per game.

Rockets vs Clippers Trends

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Rockets offense has averaged 118 points per game while allowing an average of 114. Houston posted an overall record of 7-3 while going 6-4 ATS.
  • Although Los Angeles has a straight up record of 2-1 in their last three home games, they have not held up as well vs. the spread going 1-2. The team averaged 110 points per game in these games.
  • Through their last three games as the underdog, the Clippers have an ATS record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 2-1.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Houston has an ATS mark of 7-3 while going 9-1 straight up.

Rockets vs Clippers Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +2.5, we have the Clippers as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 220 and our model has the Rockets and Clippers finishing with a combined 221 points. Our pick is to take the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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