Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 2/17/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
The Houston Rockets (15-41) are hitting the road to Crypto.com Arena on Thursday where they will compete against the Los Angeles Clippers (29-31).
The Rockets stepped onto the hardwood against the Jazz and went home with a loss by a final score of 135-101 in their last game. When talking about personal fouls, the Rockets walked away with 20 and the Jazz recorded 13 personal fouls. They knocked down 18 out of their 40 tries from 3-point range. Utah finished the game at 86.4% when shooting free throws by knocking down 19 of their 22 tries. Additionally, Utah grabbed 40 rebounds (13 offensive, 27 defensive) and earned 4 blocks. Utah distributed 53 dimes and had 34 steals for the contest. When discussing defending, Houston allowed their opponent to shoot 55.1% from the floor on 49 out of 89 shooting. They also doled out 23 dimes in the game while forcing the opposition into 5 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In relation to hauling in rebounds, they earned 33 with 10 of them being offensive. When they shot from the free throw line, the Rockets buried 19 of 28 attempts for a percentage of 67.9%. Houston finished with a 42.2% field goal percentage (35 out of 83) and knocked down 12 out of their 37 3-point shots.
Christian Wood is a player who was a contributor in this game. Wood walked away from this one shooting 55.6% from the floor and totaled 4 dimes. He was on the court for 27 minutes and also totaled 9 boards. He ended up scoring 12 points on 5 of 9 shooting.
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Houston heads into this contest with a win-loss record of 15-41 on the season. They are turning it over 17.0 times per game and as a unit they are committing 20.1 fouls every game. As a unit, Houston is snagging 42.4 boards per game and is sitting with 1,283 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 26th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Rockets are hitting 34.4% on shots beyond the perimeter (743 of 2,158) and 71.3% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 108.2 points per outing (19th in the league) while going 45.1% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Rockets are forcing 13.9 turnovers per contest and they draw 22.6 personal fouls. They are giving up 35.4% on three-point shots and they rank 30th in the NBA in PPG allowed (117.6). The Rockets defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 48.1% (2,417 of 5,021) and they surrender 45.0 rebounds per game as a unit. They rank 18th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,428 conceded this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Clippers took a defeat with a final score of 103-96 against the Suns. The Clippers recorded 33 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive boards totaling 46 in this matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while getting 11 steals in the game. The Suns were called for 16 fouls for this game which took the Clippers to the charity stripe for 9 shots. They were able to convert 6 of those for a rate of 66.7%. Concerning three-point attempts, Los Angeles converted 10 of their 35 attempts (28.6%). Overall, the Clippers ended up going 40 out of 97 from the floor which gave them a rate of 41.2%. The Clippers allowed the Suns to convert 44 out of 90 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.9% in this matchup. They shot 32.0% from 3-point land by connecting on 8 of 25 and finished the game at 7 of 10 at the charity stripe (70.0%). Regarding rebounding, Los Angeles permitted Phoenix to get 40 in total (12 on the offensive glass).
Marcus Morris ended up being a major contributor for the Clippers for the matchup. Morris racked up 23 points in his 30 mins on the court and earned 1 assist for the matchup. He buried 10 of 17 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 58.8%, and accounted for 4 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a win-loss mark of 29-31 on the year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Clippers are connecting on 45.3% from the field, which is ranked 20th in the league. Los Angeles has earned 6,376 pts so far this season (106.3 per contest) and they average 43.8 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 23.4 times per contest (19th in the NBA) and they lose possession via turnover 14.1 times per contest. The Clippers are committing 18.7 fouls every game while shooting 78.1% from the charity stripe.
The Los Angeles defense concedes 33.7% on shots from beyond the arc (693 of 2,054) and opponents are making 78.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 23.9 dimes and 47.8 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 13th and 28th in the league. The Clippers on the defensive side of the court are 11th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 107.6. They are able to force 14.0 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.7% from the field (8th in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles and under the total points
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