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Clippers take on Rockets in hoops contest

Los Angeles ClippersHouston Rockets
April 9, 8:30 PM | Toyota Center

Los Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets Odds

31-49TEAM RECORD41-38

Houston will look to improve on its 41-38 record on Saturday when they host Los Angeles in NBA odds action at Toyota Center.

The Rockets sit at 41-38 (41-36-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Clippers are currently 31-49 (38-41-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Houston is 40-39 OU, and Los Angeles is 40-39-1 OU.

View LA Clippers vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Rockets at No. 10 and the Clippers at No. 21 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 105-100 result in favor of the Rockets.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 106 PPG, against a Clippers defense that ranks No. 20 at 101.8 PPG. The Rockets field goal percentage has averaged 45.5% so far, less than the Clippers shooters have achieved on the year, 45.8% per game.

Defensively, the Clippers feature the league's No. 21-rated defense on the road, allowing 104.4 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the league in scoring at home.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 107-96 result against the Mavericks on April 8. The Clippers failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point underdog, while the 203 combined points took the game OVER the total. Mo Williams went off for 29 points and added 5 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Dallas defeated Los Angeles, 107-96 at American Airlines Center.

The Rockets were a 101-93 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Hornets. They failed to cover the 3–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (194) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Rockets got 21 points from Kevin Martin, but it was New Orleans that prevailed in a 101-93 final on Wednesday at New Orleans Arena.

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Memphis are 5-5
After playing Dallas are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Dallas are 8-2
After playing New Orleans are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Clippers at Rockets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 6 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 8 of the LA Clippers last 11 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the LA Clippers last 9 games on the road
LA Clippers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games
Houston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Houston is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home

Next up:
LA Clippers home to Memphis, Wednesday, April 13
Houston home to Dallas, Monday, April 11