Los Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets 3/5/2020 NBA Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
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
Los Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets 3/5/2020 Betting Odds
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
Los Angeles Clippers
LA Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games.
Los Angeles Clippers
DeMarre Carroll SF Illness is “?” Thursday vs LA Clippers
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