Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 2/28/2018
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
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The Houston Rockets travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 6 point favorites.
The Rockets come into this game with an overall record of 47-13. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.9 as they are averaging 114.0 points per game while giving up 105.1 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 31-27. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 108.6 points per game and surrendering 107.7, good for a point differential of 0.9.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 31-28-1 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 27-32-1 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 33-25-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 30-27-1 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
02/27/18 G Eric Gordon Illness is "?" Wednesday vs LA Clippers
02/26/18 C Clint Capela Illness is "?" Wednesday vs LA Clippers
02/26/18 F Ryan Anderson Hip is "?" Wednesday vs LA Clippers
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/22/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is out for season
02/23/18 G Avery Bradley Groin is out indefinitely
02/23/18 F Danilo Gallinari Hand is "?" Tuesday vs Denver
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 31.4 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Rockets. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Chris Paul averages 19.1 points per game in 32 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.2 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Tobias Harris averages 18.3 points per game while playing 33 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Lou Williams averages 23.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 114 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.85 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 43.6 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.1 per game. The Rockets allow 105.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.3 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 23.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 7th in the league with 108.6 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 0.95. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 43.8 boards per game, and 20th in assists per contest with 22.3. The Clippers are 11th in turnovers per game with 14.8. The Clippers surrender 107.7 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 23.9 assists allowed per contest and 23rd with 44.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game this season.
The Rockets are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 106.8, and their offensive rating of 115.8 is ranked 23rd. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 50% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA. Houston is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 13th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 13th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 21st in the league. The Clippers are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles +6
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