Rockets meet Clippers at Staples
The OVER is just 2-8 in the past 10 games between the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Clippers as those Western Conference teams meet at Staples Center on Monday.
The Rockets are just 4-6 SU in their past 10 games against the Clippers dating back to 2010, but they've had the edge at the sportsbooks in those contests - Houston is 6-4 ATS on the NBA betting odds in its past 10 against the Clippers.
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The Clippers currently sport a record of 2-1, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-1 ATS. The Rockets are 3-0 and 2-0-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Clippers post a 3-0 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Rockets have gone 1-2 against the number.
The Clippers - Rockets odds would favor the Clippers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Los Angeles is rated No. 2 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Rockets sit at No. 5. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 107-100 win for the Rockets.
In their last action, Houston was a 104-93 winner on the road against the Jazz. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (197) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Chandler Parsons scored 24 points and chipped in with 12 rebounds for Houston on Saturday, leading the Rockets to a 104-93 victory over Utah at EnergySolutions Arena.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 110-101 winner as they battled the Kings on the road. The Clippers covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 211 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Chris Paul scored 26 points and added 10 assists for a double-double, leading Los Angeles over Sacramento, 110-101, on Friday at Sleep Train Arena.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Rockets rank No. 2 in the league with 48.33 per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 24 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Los Angeles is the NBA’s No. 6-ranked team at 9.67 per game, while the Rockets rate No. 7 with 9.67 per contest.
Houston at Portland, Tuesday, November 5th
Los Angeles at Orlando, Wednesday, November 6th