At 7:30 ET, the Rockets will host the Clippers at the Toyota Center in Houston. The Clippers are favored by 6.5 points and are -256 on the moneyline.

Los Angeles is 39-21 and currently in 4th place in the Western Conference. Houston is 27-34 and 12th in the West. The over/under line for the game is set at 224.5.

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS VS HOUSTON ROCKETS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Los Angeles Clippers -6.5

This game will be played at Toyota Center at 7:30 ET on Wednesday, March 6th.

WHY BET THE LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 114-106 in favor of the Clippers.
  • Our projections have Kawhi Leonard finishing with Kawhi Leonard points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Clippers finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.0% and knocking down 13 threes.

Do the Clippers Stand a Chance in Houston?

Today, the Clippers are looking to bounce back from a 113-106 loss to the Bucks. The combined scoring in that game was 219, which was below the O/U line of 222.5. LA was favored by 2.5 points in that game, and their ATS record for the season is 31-29.

For the season, the Clippers have an O/U record of 25-34-1. The team’s last two games have gone under the posted O/U lines. On average, their games have finished with 229.7 points per game.

In the Western Conference, the Clippers are currently in 4th place with a record of 39-21. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 24-16 compared to 15-5 in non-conference games.

On the road, the Clippers are 18-13 straight-up and 16-15 ATS. As the favorite, their ATS record is 27-21, and they have gone 36-12 straight-up as the favorite. Today, they are favored by 6.5 points.

Heading into tonight’s game, the Clippers are 10th in the NBA in scoring at 117.2 points per game. However, they have been held below their scoring average in 50% of their games this season. In terms of pace, the Clippers are 25th in the NBA at 97.2 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Clippers are one of the most accurate teams in the league, hitting 38% of their attempts (3rd). Overall, they are 7th in field goal percentage at 49%.

On average, the Clippers are making 13 three-pointers per game (14th). In terms of free throws, they are 9th in the NBA at 18.6 made per game.

On defense, the Clippers come into the game ranked 9th in the league in points allowed at 112.5 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 105.3 points per contest (14th). In the terms of takeaways, Clippers are causing 12.2 turnovers per game, ranking 9th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 17th in rejections, averaging 5 blocked shots each game.

Will Houston Make it Happen at Home?

At 26-35, the Rockets are currently 12th in the Western Conference. In the Southwest Division, they are in 3rd place. The team is 19-18 against other Western Conference opponents and 8-16 against the East.

As the underdog, the Rockets have a record of 12-29 this season. They are 19-21 against the spread as the underdog, and their ATS record as the underdog is 2-2. As the underdog, they have a scoring differential of -4 points per game.

Houston has won three straight games against the spread and is 32-28 ATS for the season. At home, they are 21-10 ATS compared to 11-18 ATS on the road.

The Rockets’ last game finished with a scoring total of 215 points, which was below the O/U line of 228. In their last six games, the under has hit in all of them.

The Rockets’ most recent win came against the Spurs, where they covered the spread as 6.5-point favorites. The final score in that game was 114-101.

This season, the average combined scoring total in Rockets games is 225.6 points. Today’s O/U line of 224.5 is slightly lower than their season average of 225.1.

The Rockets are one of the NBA’s most prolific three-point shooting teams, averaging 12.1 made threes per game (20th). They are also 15th in three-point attempts. However, their three-point shooting percentage is just 34% (28th).

At home, Houston is averaging 115.0 points per game (18th). Overall, they are 21st in scoring at 112.8 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Rockets are 28th in the league at 45%.

When it comes to pace, Houston is 13th at 99.5 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 28th in the NBA. In terms of scoring average, the Rockets have outscored the league average in just 36.1% of their games.

On defense, the Rockets come into the game ranked 11th in the league in points allowed at 112.8 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 106.7 points per contest (17th). So far this season, the Rockets’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 3rd in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 26.0 times per game vs. Houston.