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Clippers take on Rockets in hoops contest

Los Angeles ClippersHouston Rockets
March 4, 7:00 PM | Toyota Center

Los Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets Odds

21-13TEAM RECORD21-16

NBA betting interest will be piqued on Sunday when the Clippers of Los Angeles hit the hard court against the Rockets of Houston.

This season the Rockets are 21-16 overall and 20-17 ATS against the number, while the Clippers are 21-13 and 18-15-1 ATS. As for the totals, Houston is 13-24 on the OU, and Los Angeles is 16-18.

View LA Clippers vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Clippers listed as 1-point underdogs. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 196.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Rockets sit at No. 13 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Clippers are at No. 10 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Clippers will win this game 99-97.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 10-ranked offense (97.1 PPG) against a Clippers defense that ranks No. 16 at 95.4 PPG. The Rockets have averaged 44.9% from the field per game, less than the Clippers have managed so far this season (45.1% on average).

Defensively, the Clippers feature the league's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.1 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Los Angeles was an 81-78 loser on the road against the Suns. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (159) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Los Angeles suffered an 81-78 loss against Phoenix on Friday, getting 17 points from Blake Griffin in a losing effort at US Airways Center.

Houston lost its last outing, a 117-105 result against the Nuggets on March 2. The Rockets failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point favorite, while the 222 combined points took the game OVER the total. Kevin Martin was dynamite, scoring 35 points and adding 3 rebounds but Denver still won, 117-105, over Houston on Friday at Toyota Center.

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Phoenix are 4-6
After a loss are 9-1

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Denver are 5-5
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 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 8 of the LA Clippers last 12 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 6 games
LA Clippers are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games when playing LA Clippers
Houston is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Houston is 13-4 SU in their last 17 games when playing LA Clippers

Next up:
LA Clippers at Minnesota, Monday, March 5
Houston at Boston, Tuesday, March 6