Los Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets Odds
The visiting Clippers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Tuesday as they look to cover the spread at Toyota Center against the Rockets.
The Rockets sit at 21-17 (21-16-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Clippers are currently 29-9 (23-15 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Houston is 22-16 OU, and Los Angeles is 21-17 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
The Clippers were listed as 2-point favorites at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 211 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Rockets, currently No. 13 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Clippers, who rate No. 3 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 110-103 victory for the Clippers.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 1-ranked offense (105.4 PPG) against a Clippers defense that ranks No. 4 at 92.8 PPG. The Rockets have averaged 45.9% from the field per game, less than the Clippers have managed so far this season (47.7% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Clippers own the league's No. 3-rated mark, allowing 93.6 points per game when playing on the road. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring on their home court.
The Clippers were a 99-73 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Grizzlies. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (172) made winners of UNDER bettors. The battle between the Clippers and Grizzlies didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Memphis was handed a 99-73 defeat on Monday at FedExForum.
Last time out for Houston, they were a 107-100 loser as they battled the 76ers on the road. The Rockets failed to cover in the match as a 1-point underdog, while 207 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Rockets wasted a 29-point performance from James Harden as Philadelphia ran past them 107-100 on Saturday at Wells Fargo Center.
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Memphis are 6-4
After a win are 8-2
Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Dallas are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5
A few Clippers at Rockets trends to consider:
LA Clippers are 21-3 SU in their last 24 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the LA Clippers last 8 games when playing Houston
LA Clippers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Houston
LA Clippers are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games on the road
Houston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 8 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games at home
Houston is 7-2 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
LA Clippers at Minnesota, Thursday, January 17
Houston at Dallas, Wednesday, January 16