Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Clippers Basketball Betting Tips 11/22/2019
Game: Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Friday, November 22, 2019
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -5
Staples Center is the site where Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers (10-5, 2nd in the Pacific Division) will take on the Houston Rockets (11-4, 1st in the Southwest Division) on Friday. The odds on this contest have Los Angeles as 5 point favorites. The total has been set at 232.
The Rockets are covering the spread 46.7% of the time, having gone 7-8-0 ATS. Los Angeles is covering 53.3% of the time, going 8-7-0 against the spread.
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
11/20/2019 Jr SF Shoulder Game Time Decision
11/12/2019 Eric Gordon SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 13
11/11/2019 Nene C Hip Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
10/28/2019 Gerald Green SG Foot Expected to be out until at least Apr 15
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/20/2019 Landry Shamet SG Ankle Game Time Decision
James Harden averages 38.4 points per game in 36.7 minutes per contest. He averages 7.5 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%. Russell Westbrook comes into this contest averaging 21.8 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Lou Williams averages 22.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 5.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 87%. Kawhi Leonard averages 25.8 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per game and has 5.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rockets allow 113.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.7 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they give up 25.6 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league. Houston averages 117.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 47.1 rebounds per game and 20.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 8th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 15.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers surrender 106.4 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 21.2 assists allowed per contest, and 11th with 45.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 20th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per game. Los Angeles is 11th in the league with 112.4 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 48.5 boards per game and 23rd in assists per contest with 22.7. The Clippers are 4th in turnovers per game with 17.1.
The Rockets are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 107.5, and their offensive rating of 112 is ranked 15th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 105.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 11th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 51% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA. Houston is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 13th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 24th in the NBA. The Clippers are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 103.6, and their offensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 9th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 102 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 14th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Houston -5
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