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Clippers visit Rockets in NBA clash

Los Angeles ClippersHouston Rockets
3-3November 09, 2013, 08:00 | Toyota Center4-2

Toyota Center will feature Rockets vs. Clippers action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

Houston battles the Clippers, currently with a 3-3 mark (4-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 3-3 for the Rockets and 4-2 for the Clippers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Rockets as -3.5-point Favorite on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 212.5, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

The Rockets - Clippers odds would favor the Clippers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Houston is rated No. 5 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Clippers sit at No. 2. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 103-101 win for the Rockets.

Los Angeles was a 102-97 loser in its last match on the road against the Heat. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 199 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Los Angeles got 27 points and 14 rebounds from Blake Griffin in a losing cause in a 102-97 loss to Miami on Thursday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

The Rockets were a 99-98 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (197) made winners of UNDER bettors. James Harden was dynamite, scoring 35 points and adding 9 rebounds but Los Angeles still won, 99-98, over Houston on Thursday at Toyota Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Clippers rank No. 20 in the league with 41.67 per game. That compares with Houston’s No. 2 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Houston is the NBA’s No. 12-ranked team at 8.17 per game, while the Clippers rate No. 7 with 9.17 per contest.

Next up:
Los Angeles at Minnesota, Monday, November 11th
Houston at Toronto, Monday, November 11th