Los Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets Prediction, 2/27/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Houston Rockets
Date: Sunday, February 27, 2022
Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet
The Los Angeles Clippers (30-31) are headed to Toyota Center on Sunday where they will meet the Houston Rockets (15-43).
The Clippers faced off with the Rockets and notched a win by a score of 142-111 in their last contest. In regard to personal fouls, the Clippers ended up with 16 and the Rockets recorded 18 personal fouls. They also converted 13 of 37 attempts from distance. Houston ended up going 73.7% at the free throw line by knocking down 14 of their 19 attempts. On top of that, Houston grabbed 23 rebounds (12 offensive, 11 defensive) and added 5 rejections. Houston recorded 35 assists and had 29 steals in this contest. Regarding defending, Los Angeles allowed 46.2% from the field on 42 out of 91 shooting. They also doled out 34 assists for the contest as well as forcing the opposition into 2 turnovers and having 12 steals. When it comes to pulling down rebounds, they collected 50 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Clippers converted 22 of 26 attempts for a percentage of 84.6%. Los Angeles wrapped up the contest with a 55.4% FG percentage (51 out of 92) and converted 18 out of their 35 3-pointers.
Luke Kennard is someone who played a role for the contest. Kennard ended up going 72.7% from the field and dished out 3 dimes. He was on the court for 23 mins played but did not grab any rebounds. He accumulated 25 points on 8 out of 11 shooting.
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Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a record of 30-31 on the campaign. They are turning it over 14.2 times per contest and as a unit they commit 18.6 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Los Angeles is collecting 43.9 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,440 dimes so far this season, which is 15th in the league in terms of passing. The Clippers are shooting 36.3% on 3-pointers (757 of 2,088) and 78.2% from the charity stripe. They average 106.9 pts per contest (23rd in the NBA) while hitting 45.5% from the field.
Defensively, the Clippers are able to force 14.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.6 fouls. They relinquish 33.8% from 3-point land while they are 11th in the NBA in points per game allowed (107.7). The Clippers are giving up a shooting percentage of 44.7% (2,475 of 5,535) and they concede 47.6 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They rank 17th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,460 relinquished this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Rockets took a loss by a score of 142-111 when they faced the Clippers. The Rockets recorded 23 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards for a total of 35 for the game. They also coughed it up 18 times, while getting 8 steals in this matchup. The Clippers had 16 fouls in this game which took the Rockets to the free throw line for 19 attempts. They were able to convert 14 of the free throws for a percentage of 73.7%. In the matter of 3-pointers, Houston made 13 of their 37 attempts (35.1%). When the final whistle blew, the Rockets finished shooting 42 for 91 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.2%. The Rockets allowed the Clippers to knock down 51 of their 92 attempts from the field which left them shooting 55.4% in this contest. They finished shooting 51.4% from beyond the arc by hitting 18 out of 35 and ended up going 22 out of 26 at the charity stripe (84.6%). When it comes to cleaning the glass, Houston allowed Los Angeles to pull down 38 in all (12 on the offensive glass).
Jalen Green ended up being a factor for the Rockets for this game. Green tallied 21 points in his 31 minutes of playing time and had 2 dimes for the matchup. He converted 8 out of 15 for this contest giving him a rate of 53.3%, but wasn't able to grab a rebound.
Houston has a mark of 15-43 on the year. When it comes to offensive execution, the Rockets are connecting on 45.1% from the field, which is ranked 22nd in the NBA. Houston has scored 6,292 points on the campaign (108.5 per contest) and they collect 42.3 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 23.0 times per game (23rd in the league) and they cough up possession 17.0 times per game. The Rockets have committed 20.3 fouls per game and they connect on 71.6% from the charity stripe.
The Rockets on the defensive side of the court are 30th in the league in PPG given up with 118.1. They are forcing 14.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 48.3% from the field (30th in the NBA). The Houston defense surrenders 35.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter (767 of 2,158) and their opponents are knocking down 78.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 25.7 assists and 45.0 total boards per game, which ranks them 26th and 20th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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