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(47-13) Houston Rockets vs. L.A. Clippers (31-27)
Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time: 10:30PM EST
Venue: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Total: OFF (As of 8pm ET Tuesday)
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Wednesday, February 28 finds Chris Paul returning to face his previous team as the Rockets looks to avenge a 102-113 loss to the Clippers earlier this year. Houston has been streaking winning 13 games in a row, while Los Angeles has gone a respectable 7-3 in their last 10 contests.
Hot doesn’t even describe Houston right now. On fire is probably more appropriate. Winners of 13 in a row and 18 of their last 20 games, teams are having trouble stopping the Harden-Paul duo. Their most recent victim was Utah as they were able to beat them 96-85 while also covering the spread.
They own the 2nd rated offense. On the road they rank 2nd in PPG, 12th in FG% and 10th in 3PT%. What makes them even more dangerous is they sink their free throws ranking 5th overall on the road.
Not only do they play offense, but this NBA team plays defense as they own the 9th rated defense. On the road they rank 4th in PPG, 9th in FG%, 17th in 3PT% and whats probably most promising is they rank 3rd in RPG.
They’ll have to face some adversity as this will be their third consecutive road game in the last four days. Also, Ryan Anderson, Eric Gordon, and Clint Capela are all questionable for this matchup.
Los Angeles Clippers
Even though Houston has been in the spotlight, Los Angeles has quietly gone 7-3 in their last 10 contests while they try and creep into playoff contention. They have also gone 7-3 ATS during that span.
Los Angeles hasn’t been too shabby on the offensive side as they have the 9th rated offense. Then at home they rank 9th in PPG, 12th in FG%, but struggle beyond the arc ranking 23rd in 3PT%.
Their defense hasn’t been as good as they sport the 17th rated defense. It is encouraging to see that they are contesting shots ranking 8th in FG% and 3rd in 3PT%, but they rank 22nd in PPG and 24th in RPG.
This Los Angeles team shouldn’t feel too threatened by this streaking Houston squad as they were able to beat them at home earlier this year, and meanwhile they have gone 3-0 against them in their last three matchups. They could however be without Danilo Gallinari who is questionable with a hand injury.
NBA Betting Trends:
- HOU are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Pacific.
- Over is 9-3 in LAC last 12 Wed. games.
- Over is 17-7 in LAC last 24 vs. Western Conference.
- Underdog is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
- Over is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings.
Free Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Clippers NBA Prediction: The Clippers keep it close, but not enough to snap Rocket’s win streak
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Los Angeles Clippers ATS
Houston is on a mission right now looking to finish with the best overall record and get that crucial one seed. At some point Houston will most likely lose a game, but I doubt it happens in this matchup even though Los Angeles has been stroking the ball shooting 50.2% in their last five games. As stated earlier, Houston could be feeling somewhat exhausted during this road trip, but I still like them to grind out a victory, but covering the spread is a different story as this spread could be a little inflated with public perception of Houston right now.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Houston 107 – Los Angeles Clippers 103
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