Los Angeles Clippers at Houston Rockets NBA Picks & Predictions 10/26/2018
Friday, October 26, 2018
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Friday, October 26, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 2.5 point favorites.
The Clippers head into this matchup with a mark of 2-2. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 0.8 as they average 107.5 points per contest while giving up 106.8 per game. The Rockets have an overall mark of 1-3. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They total 109.3 points per contest and give up 115.3, which is a point differential of -6.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 2-2-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 1-3-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 1-3-0 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 3-1-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
10/25/18 PG Chris Paul Suspension Served is probable Friday vs LA Clippers
10/25/18 G James Harden Hamstring left last game, is questionable Friday vs LA Clippers
10/20/18 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out indefinitely
10/11/18 F Marquese Chriss Ankle is out indefinitely
Tobias Harris comes into this contest averaging 23.5 points per game while playing 37.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 77%. Lou Williams averages 15.0 points per game in 25.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 36% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
James Harden averages 28.5 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Eric Gordon averages 15.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is 100%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 107.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 47.8 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 13.8 per game. The Clippers allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.8 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 22 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 10.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 19th in the league with 109.3 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 40.3 boards per game, and 21st in assists per contest with 21.8. The Rockets are 18th in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Rockets surrender 115.3 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 26.8 assists allowed per contest and 23rd with 48.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets were 13th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game last season.
The Clippers are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 106.7, and their offensive rating of 107.5 is ranked 9th. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 24th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 9.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 30th in the NBA.
Houston is 18th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 13th in the NBA. The Rockets are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 113.7, and their offensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 21st. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 12th. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles -2.5
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