Los Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets NBA Odds and Predictions
The Houston Rockets are set to play their 60th match of the 2020 NBA season against Los Angeles Clippers tonight at the Toyota Center in Texas. The Los Angeles based club who didn’t have the best of the 2019 seasons have turned it around this time, with a sure shot at the championship.
On the other hand, the Houston Rockets are trembling after continuous defeats bogging them down completely so far. Even though the Clippers are heavily favored in the odds and predictions, the Rockets have a tendency to spring surprise on their day.
FiveThirtyEight predicts an easy win for Los Angeles Clipper in Friday night game against Houston Rockets. The latest Los Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets NBA Odds and Predictions, predicts a mixed outcome for tonight’s game.
The latest Los Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets NBA Odds and Predictions updated on 23rd April
Los Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets NBA Odds and Predictions: Recent form
The Houston Rockets are having nightmares after the side struggles to find any sort of winning momentum so far. The start that they got off to wasn’t huge and as a result, they were battling the tide right from the word go.
They looked lethal in certain patches when they stitch victories in the initial part of 2021. But it once again started downhill as they suffered monumental losses in February and March. They have followed similar suit this month as well, with the side managing just two triumphs in the last ten outings. They are now struggling in 15th place with 15 wins and 44 losses.
The Los Angeles Clippers have so far had an impressive season in the Western conference. They are currently riding high on confidence and are pulling away from the rest of the group, posing some serious threat to Suns and Jazz.
Looking at this month’s campaign so far, the side has managed to achieve victories against Grizzlies, Trail Blazers, Timberwolves, Pistons and Pacers while they suffered defeats against 76ers and Nuggets that has prevented them to occupy the top spot in the table. They are currently sitting in 3rd spot with 42 triumphs and 19 losses.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets NBA Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head
Regular season (204 games): Rockets – 123 wins, Clippers – 81 wins.
Playoffs (12 games): Rockets – 7 wins, Clippers – 5 wins.
Previous meeting: Clippers won 126-109 on 9th April 2021 in a regular season fixture.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets NBA Odds and Predictions: Players to watch
The Houston Rockets has the service of John Wall who has done a great job as the point guard. He has averaged 20.4 points and was right on the money with 21 points against Jazz.
Jaesean Tate has also done a good job in terms of assists and dribbles but needs to increase his points in the coming games.
Kelly Olynyk who is yet another forward has a free throw percentage of 85.7 in addition to 2.6 assists per game.
Christian Wood did a great job with 16 points and 8 rebounds in his last outing. Armoni Brooks who is a regular guard has a player efficiency rating of 12.55.
Luke Kennard who is the shooting guard in the side has a high rating and average of 8.1 points in every outing so far. He was involved in 2 assists in addition to 28 points against Grizzlies.
Terrance Mann is another important guard with a field goal success of 49% and a 3-pointer conversion of 41.9% so far. He was on the pitch for 19 minutes in his last outing where he made limited impact.
Ivica Zubac who usually plays as the Center has averaged 9 points per game along with 7.3 successful rebounds.
Marcus Morris Sr. who plays as the small forward has a field goal percentage of 47.1 and a free throw percentage of 81.8 along with a rating of 14.67.
Los Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets NBA Odds and Predictions: Predicted Winner
The Los Angeles Clippers are looking like holding on to their advantage extremely well while the Houston Rockets are facing a lot of flak after failing to put up strong performances. This is quite reflective in the outright predictions provided by platforms like Oddschecker and SMarkets who have not given much of a chance to the Rockets while the Clippers are the 3rd favorites to win the title.
According to FiveThirtyEight, the Clippers have a huge chance of 74% to secure a win with the home team requiring something extraordinary to stand a chance.