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Los Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets 4/23/2021 NBA Spread and Picks

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Los Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets 4-23-2021 NBA Spread and Picks

Los Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets 4/23/2021 – The Los Angeles Clippers are starting to roll again and about to mount another long winning streak before the season ends. They will be going up against the Houston Rockets on the road and it will be at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas this Friday, April 23. The game will commence at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time and will be shown live on television through AT&T Sportsnet – SW and Bally Sports SoCal. NBA League Pass has the game up on their online live streaming platform. The Los Angeles Clippers are the heavy favorites by NBA game odds to win this game against the Houston Rockets.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets 4/23/2021

When: April 23, 2021 8:00 PM ET
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
TV: AT&T Sportsnet – SW | Bally Sports SoCal
Stream: NBA League Pass

Los Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets 4/23/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Los Angeles Clippers -11.5 (-110) 223 o (-110) -900
Houston Rockets +11.5 (-110) 223 u (-110) +600
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Los Angeles Clippers Betting

The Los Angeles Clippers have only lost once during their last ten games and now are on a three-game winning streak after losing to the Philadelphia 76ers. They are now on a record of 42-17 and trailing the Phoenix Suns by just one game. The Memphis Grizzlies were their most recent opponents and won that game by a dozen points, 117-105. This team played without Paul George and Kawhi Leonard but it was Marcus Morris Sr. that took over tallying 25 points. Luke Kennard had a better stat line doing 28 points, seven rebounds, and six three-pointers to lead the team.

Players to watch: K. Leonard SF 46 GP 46 GS 34.4 MIN 25.7 PTS 1.1 OR 5.5 DR 6.7 REB 5.1 AST 1.7 STL 0.4 BLK 2 TO 1.7 PF 2.6 AST/TO 26.94 PER

P. George SG 45 GP 45 GS 33.6 MIN 23.8 PTS 0.9 OR 5.5 DR 6.4 REB 5.4 AST 1.2 STL 0.5 BLK 3.2 TO 2.4 PF 1.7 AST/TO 22.28 PER

M. Morris Sr. SF 48 GP 20 GS 26.3 MIN 13.6 PTS 0.6 OR 3.5 DR 4.1 REB 1 AST 0.6 STL 0.3 BLK 0.9 TO 2.1 PF 1.2 AST/TO 14.84 PER.

Houston Rockets Betting

The Houston Rockets are now officially the league’s worst team with their record at 15-44. They trail the Minnesota Timberwolves by just half a game and they have lost eight of their last ten games. The mighty Utah Jazz was their most recent opponent and lost by a wide margin of 23 points, 89-112. John Wall tallied 21 points along with six boards and three rebounds while Christian Wood did 16 points, eight rebounds and a block. Kelly Olynyk has been a good addition to the team with 10 points and seven boards. The Rockets are in a prime position right now to pick first in the upcoming NBA draft lottery.

Players to Watch: C. Wood C 36 GP 36 GS 31.9 MIN 20.9 PTS 1.7 OR 7.6 DR 9.3 REB 1.5 AST 0.9 STL 1.3 BLK 1.8 TO 2.1 PF 0.8 AST/TO 20.95 PER

J. Wall PG 39 GP 39 GS 32 MIN 20.4 PTS 0.4 OR 2.8 DR 3.2 REB 6.7 AST 1.1 STL 0.7 BLK 3.5 TO 1.1 PF 1.9 AST/TO 15.5 PER

E. Gordon SG 27 GP 13 GS 29.2 MIN 17.8 PTS 0.3 OR 1.9 DR 2.1 REB 2.6 AST 0.5 STL 0.5 BLK 1.9 TO 1.6 PF 1.4 AST/TO 14.67 PER.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets 4/23/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Los Angeles Clippers

LA Clippers are 14-4-1 ATS in their last 19 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Clippers’ last 5 games.
LA Clippers are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games.
LA Clippers are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games against Houston.
Clippers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
LA Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston.
LA Clippers are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games this season.
Clippers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Clippers’ last 9 games against an opponent in the Southwest Division division.

Houston Rockets

Houston are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston’s last 8 games.
Houston are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston’s last 8 games against LA Clippers.
Houston are 2-18 SU in their last 20 games at home.
Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Clippers.
Houston are 2-12 SU in their last 14 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Houston’s last 10 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division division.
Houston are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games played in April.

Injuries

Los Angeles Clippers

Rajon Rondo PG Wrist is “?” Friday vs Houston
Serge Ibaka PF Back is out indefinitely
Kawhi Leonard SF Foot is out indefinitely
Patrick Beverley PG Hand is OUT 3-4 weeks

Houston Rockets

Eric Gordon SG Groin is out indefinitely
D.J. Augustin PG Ankle is out indefinitely
Dante Exum PG Calf is out indefinitely
Danuel House Jr. SG Ankle is upgraded to probable Friday vs LA Clippers
David Nwaba SG Wrist is out indefinitely
Sterling Brown SG Knee is downgraded to OUT Friday vs LA Clippers
Kevin Porter Jr. SG Quarantine is downgraded to OUT Friday vs LA Clippers

Head-to-Head
Los Angeles Clippers Houston Rockets
36-24-1 Against the Spread 19-40-0
33-27-1 Straight Up 25-33-1
115 Points per Game 108
108 Points Allowed per Game 115
48.49 Offensive FG% 44.06
83.4 Offensive FT% 73.97
42.04 Offensive 3PT% 33.38
46.44 Defensive FG% 47.18
78.13 Defensive FT% 78.13
35.83 Defensive 3PT% 37.91

Los Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets Betting Picks

The Los Angeles Clippers may opt to rest their two superstars but even with that, they are still the heavy favorites to win in sports betting over the Houston Rockets. Expect the Rockets to enter another losing streak.

Moneyline: The Rockets are given an ML of +600 if they manage to pull a major upset while the Clippers are at -900.

ATS: It is a wide 11.5 points between both teams across the spread with the Clippers having the -11.5 while the Rockets are on the far end with +11.5.

TOTALs: The total for this matchup is set at 223 points with the Rockets going under and Clippers are over.

Score Prediction: 114 – 110, Clippers