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Los Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets 3/5/2020 NBA Picks and Previews

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Los Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets 3-5-2020 NBA Picks and Previews

Los Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets 3/5/2020 – The Houston Rockets host the Los Angeles Clippers Thursday looking to bounce back from a loss. The Rockets bowed to the Knicks in their last assignment but NBA lines tip the Clippers to come out on top. The Clippers are riding on a five-game winning streak as they try to distance themselves from the Denver Nuggets. The last time these two teams met, it was the Rockets coming out on top, 122-117.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets 3/5/2020

When: March 5, 2020 8:00 PM ET
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
TV: TNT
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Los Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets 3/5/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Los Angeles Clippers +1.5 (-110) 236 o (-110) +105

Houston Rockets
-1.5 (-110) 236 u (-110) -125
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Los Angeles Clippers Betting

The Los Angeles Clippers are on a roll and look to score a win to even their season series. They go for their sixth consecutive win and will test the Rockets small-ball lineup. Leading the way for the Clips is Kawhi Leonard who had 25 points and eight boards against the Oklahom City Thunder. Paul George will also be another problem for the Rockets, someone who can get hot at any time. Los Angeles may need to step up their defense against the Rockets. Allowing teams 109.8 points per game, it may take more than that against an offensive-minded team like Houston.

Players to watch: K. Leonard SF 47 GP 47 GS 32.3 MIN 27 PTS 1.1 OR 6.4 DR 7.5 REB 5.2 AST 1.8 STL 0.6 BLK 2.9 TO 1.9 PF 1.8 AST/TO 26.77 PER

P. George SG 38 GP 38 GS 29.1 MIN 21.2 PTS 0.4 OR 5.3 DR 5.8 REB 3.8 AST 1.3 STL 0.5 BLK 2.8 TO 2.4 PF 1.3 AST/TO 20.25 PER

L. Williams SG 57 GP 8 GS 29.6 MIN 19.2 PTS 0.5 OR 2.6 DR 3.1 REB 5.9 AST 0.7 STL 0.2 BLK 3 TO 1.3 PF 2 AST/TO 17.49 PER

Houston Rockets Betting

The Houston Rockets look to bounce after dropping their last game against the Knicks. Houston needs to start out strong if they are to keep in step with the Clippers. James Harden and Russell Westbrook lead the offensive attack anew with several other players capable of helping. And while the Rockets boast of plenty offensive options, their defense leaves a lot to be desired. They are allowing the opposition 114.3 points per game, something the Clips are likely to take advantage of.

Players to Watch: J. Harden SG 57 GP 57 GS 36.8 MIN 34.9 PTS 1.1 OR 5.2 DR 6.3 REB 7.4 AST 1.7 STL 0.9 BLK 4.4 TO 3.4 PF 1.7 AST/TO 29.01 PER

R. Westbrook PG 50 GP 50 GS 36.1 MIN 27.5 PTS 1.7 OR 6.2 DR 7.9 REB 7.1 AST 1.6 STL 0.3 BLK 4.4 TO 3.6 PF 1.6 AST/TO 21.58 PER

E. Gordon SG 32 GP 13 GS 28.7 MIN 14.8 PTS 0.3 OR 1.7 DR 1.9 REB 1.6 AST 0.7 STL 0.3 BLK 1.1 TO 2 PF 1.5 AST/TO 10.96 PER

Los Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets 3/5/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Los Angeles Clippers

LA Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Clippers’ last 9 games.
LA Clippers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.
LA Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against Houston.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Clippers’ last 5 games on the road.
LA Clippers are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games when playing on the road against Houston.
LA Clippers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Clippers’ last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
LA Clippers are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Southwest Division division.

Houston Rockets

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games.
Rockets are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston’s last 6 games against LA Clippers.
Houston are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games at home.
Houston are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against LA Clippers.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division division.
Houston are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played on a Thursday.

Injuries

Los Angeles Clippers

No Injuries

Houston Rockets

DeMarre Carroll SF Illness is “?” Thursday vs LA Clippers

Head-to-Head
Los Angeles Clippers Houston Rockets
33-27 Against the Spread 28-33
32-28 Straight Up 27-35
112 Points per Game 106
106 Points Allowed per Game 114
46.28 Offensive FG% 45.52
79.04 Offensive FT% 78.69
36.65 Offensive 3PT% 35.13
43.61 Defensive FG% 45.92
76.24 Defensive FT% 76.36
34.3 Defensive 3PT% 34.4

Los Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets Betting Picks

A classic match is in the offing when the the Clippers face the Rockets. NBA spreads favor the Clippers in this one, likely because they have better defense to show. With both teams loaded offensively, it will be the team that is able to create stops and check key players. The Rockets need to contain Leonard and George if they want to pull off a reversal.

Moneyline: The ML handed to the Clippers for this game is at +105 while the Rockets are at -125 at home.

ATS: +1.5 is given to the Clippers across the spread while on the other side of the line are the Rockets with -1.5.

TOTALs: 236 is the given total for this match with the Clippers going over and the Rockets the team under.

Score Prediction: 117 – 116 Clippers