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Rockets vs. Clippers: NBA Odds

Points could be at a premium on Wednesday night as the Los Angeles Clippers play host to the Houston Rockets in NBA betting action.

Each of the last five matchups between the Rockets and Clippers have paid off for UNDER bettors in totals betting dating back to 2010. Houston went 3-2 ATS against Los Angeles in those games.

View Houston vs LA Clippers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Clippers as 6-point favorites in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 200 at shops such as TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 11-rated Clippers and the No. 3-ranked Rockets, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 97-95 result in favor of the Rockets.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 97.2 PPG, against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 25 at 98.8 PPG. The Clippers field goal percentage has averaged 46.1% so far, more than the Rockets shooters have achieved on the year, 45.3% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Rockets own the league's No. 29-rated mark, allowing 108.3 points per game when on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in home scoring.

Houston lost its last outing, a 108-99 result against the Lakers on January 3. The Rockets failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point underdog, while the 207 combined points took the game OVER the total. Houston got 22 points and 10 rebounds from Kyle Lowry in a losing cause in a 108-99 loss to Los Angeles on Tuesday at STAPLES Center.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 93-88 winner as they battled the Trail Blazers at home. The Clippers covered in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 181 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Portland was victimized for 20 points and 10 rebounds by Blake Griffin as the Clippers defeated the Trail Blazers 93-88 in NBA action on Sunday.

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Portland are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Rockets at Clippers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
Houston is 13-3 SU in their last 16 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
LA Clippers are 17-6 SU in their last 23 games at home
LA Clippers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games

Next up:
Houston at Oklahoma City, Friday, January 6
LA Clippers home to Milwaukee, Saturday, January 7