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NBA odds preview - Rockets vs. Clippers

Houston RocketsLos Angeles Clippers
March 17, 3:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds

24-20TEAM RECORD24-18

The Rockets will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Clippers in Los Angeles at STAPLES Center on Saturday in NBA action.

The Clippers are 24-18 so far on the season, and 22-19-1 ATS vs. the number. The Rockets, meanwhile, are 24-20 and 22-21-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Los Angeles go 19-23 and the Rockets go 20-24 on the totals.

View Houston vs LA Clippers Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 11-rated Clippers and the No. 19-rated Rockets in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 99-98 win for the Clippers on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 11-rated squad against Houston's No. 17-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 5 in the league with 7.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 9 with 7.1 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Rockets own the league's No. 25-rated mark, allowing 101.7 points per game when on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in home scoring.

Houston won its last outing, a 107-87 result against the Bobcats on March 14. The Rockets covered in that game as an 8-point favorite, while the 194 combined points took the game OVER the total. The battle between the Rockets and Bobcats didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Charlotte was handed a 107-87 defeat on Wednesday at Toyota Center.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 91-87 loser at home against the Suns. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (178) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Clippers wasted a 25-point performance from Blake Griffin as Phoenix ran past them 91-87 on Thursday at STAPLES Center.

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Phoenix are 6-4
After playing Charlotte are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

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

A few Rockets at Clippers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the LA Clippers last 7 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games

Next up:
Houston at Phoenix, Sunday, March 18
LA Clippers home to Detroit, Sunday, March 18

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