Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Clippers Basketball Betting Tips and Predictions 4/3/2019
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
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The Houston Rockets travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 3.5 point favorites.
The Rockets have a record of 50-28. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 3.6 as they average 112.9 points per game while giving up 109.4 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 47-31 this season. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They average 115.1 points per game and surrender 113.4, good for a point differential of 1.6.
Valuable Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 37-38-3 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 37-40-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 45-32-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 42-35-0 against the over/under
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
03/28/19 F Kenneth Faried Knee is out indefinitely
03/26/19 G Gerald Green Groin is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
No key injuries to report
James Harden comes into this contest averaging 36.4 points per game while playing 37.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 88%. Chris Paul averages 15.6 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.1 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Lou Williams averages 20.3 points per game while playing 26.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Montrezl Harrell averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 112.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 41.8 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 13.6 per game. The Rockets allow 109.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.2 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 5th in the league with 115.1 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.6. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 13th in the league in rebounding with 45.6 boards per game, and 21st in assists per contest with 23.8. The Clippers are 9th in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Clippers surrender 113.4 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 23.9 assists allowed per contest and 17th with 45.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game.
The Rockets are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.7, and their defensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 52% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. Houston is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league.
Los Angeles is 13th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 24th in the NBA. The Clippers are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 111, and their offensive rating of 112.6 is ranked 19th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 11th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Houston -3.5
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