Los Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets Prediction, 11/14/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets
Date: Monday, November 14, 2022
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Southwest
The Houston Rockets will take on the Los Angeles Clippers at Toyota Center on Monday.
The Clippers took the court against the Nets and took a loss by a final of 110-95 in their last contest. In regard to fouls, the Clippers ended up with 17 and the Nets finished the game with 18 fouls. They buried 16 of 35 tries from downtown. Brooklyn ended up shooting 66.7% at the charity stripe by knocking down 14 of their 21 tries. On top of that, Brooklyn had 41 boards (6 offensive, 35 defensive) and had 6 blocked shots. Brooklyn distributed 27 assists and had 9 steals in the game. When it comes to the defense, Los Angeles allowed the other team to go 48.2% from the floor on 40 of 83 shooting. They also dished out 22 assists in this contest while forcing the opposition into 12 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In terms of rebounding, they earned 46 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. At the free throw line, the Clippers converted 16 of 20 tries for a rate of 80.0%. Los Angeles ended having earned a 40.0% field goal percentage (34 of 85) and buried 11 of 31 shots from 3-point land.
Norman Powell is one guy who had an impact in the game. He finished with 16 points on 6 out of 14 shooting. He played for 27 minutes played and also totaled 2 boards. Powell walked away from this one shooting 42.9% from the field and dished out 1 assist.
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Los Angeles heads into this one with a win-loss record of 7-6 so far this year. They have an average of 103.9 pts per game (30th in the NBA) while connecting on 47.1% from the field. The Clippers are connecting on 33.7% on 3-point shots (141 of 418) and 74.2% from the free throw line. As a team, Los Angeles is snagging 42.6 boards per contest and has accumulated 280 dimes on the season, which is 27th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 15.8 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 20.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Clippers are forcing their opponents into 13.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.5 fouls. They are giving up 35.0% on 3-pointers and they rank 5th in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (107.2). The Clippers defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 44.9% (522 of 1,163) and they relinquish 44.2 rebounds per game as a unit. They are ranked 13th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 311 surrendered this year.
In their last game, the Rockets took a loss by a score of 119-106 when they played the Pelicans. The Rockets snagged 33 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 43 for this contest. They gave up possession of the ball 26 times, while getting 7 steals in the matchup. The Pelicans earned 23 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Rockets to the charity stripe for 18 tries. They were able to bury 14 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 77.8%. When talking about 3-pointers, Houston converted 12 out of their 36 tries (33.3%). When the final whistle was blown, the Rockets went 40 for 79 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.6%. The Rockets allowed the Pelicans to make 42 out of their 86 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.8% for the game. They went 27.6% from downtown by shooting 8 of 29 and finished the contest at 27 of 31 at the charity stripe (87.1%). When discussing cleaning the glass, Houston allowed New Orleans to get 36 in all (12 offensive).
Jalen Green was important for the Rockets in this contest. He made 11 out of 20 in this matchup for a rate of 55.0%, and had 2 rebounds. Green recorded 33 points in his 38 mins on the court and totaled 6 assists in this matchup.
Houston has a win-loss record of 2-11 so far this season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Rockets are connecting on 43.8% from the floor, which is ranked 29th in the NBA. Houston has accounted for 1,429 pts so far this year (109.9 per contest) and they average 45.3 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 21.9 times per game (26th in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 17.8 times per contest. The Rockets are committing 21.3 fouls per game and they go 76.8% from the free throw line.
The Houston defense allows 36.0% on three-point shots (162 of 450) and their opposition knocks down 75.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 26.9 dimes and 43.5 rebounds every game, which is ranked 27th and 16th in the league. The Rockets on defense are ranked 27th in the league in points allowed per contest with 117.8. They are forcing their opponents into 15.3 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 49.4% from the floor (29th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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