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Rockets face Clippers: NBA odds preview

Houston RocketsLos Angeles Clippers
March 2, 10:00 PM | STAPLES Center

Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds

31-31TEAM RECORD21-40

STAPLES Center features an NBA battle between the host Los Angeles Clippers and the visiting Houston Rockets in betting action on Wednesday.

This season the Clippers are 21-40 overall and 29-31-1 ATS against the number, while the Rockets are 31-31 and 32-28-2 ATS. As for the totals, Los Angeles is 31-29-1 on the OU, and Houston is 32-30.

View Houston vs LA Clippers Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Clippers - Rockets odds would favor the Rockets if the lines were set according to power ranks. Los Angeles is rated No. 23 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Rockets sit at No. 11. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 103-99 win for the Rockets.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 12-rated squad against Houston's No. 10-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 15 in the league with 6.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 6 with 8.1 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Rockets own the league's No. 24-rated mark, allowing 106.7 points per game when on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 18 in home scoring.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 103-87 winner as they battled the Trail Blazers on the road. The Rockets covered in the match as a 5-point underdog, while 190 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Kyle Lowry scored 21 points and chipped in with 11 assists for Houston on Tuesday, leading the Rockets to a 103-87 victory over Portland at Rose Garden.

The Clippers were a 105-99 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Kings. They failed to cover the 1–point spread as favorites, while the total score (204) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Clippers got a 27-point performance from Blake Griffin, who added 12 rebounds, but Sacramento still ran past Los Angeles 105-99 on Monday at ARCO Arena.

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Indiana are 8-2
After playing Portland are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Denver are 3-7
After playing Sacramento are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

A few Rockets at Clippers trends to consider:
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Houston is 8-1 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
Houston is 12-2 SU in their last 14 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the LA Clippers last 7 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the LA Clippers last 7 games at home
LA Clippers are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston home to Indiana, Saturday, March 5
LA Clippers home to Denver, Saturday, March 5