Houston Rockets (@1.62) vs Los Angeles Clippers (@2.35)
04-10-2019

Our Prediction:

Houston Rockets will win

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have been perfect (they have not), but you always know that the goal is winning a championship and every move is made through that lens. One of the blessings of being a Rockets fan is that you never worry that the front office is going to make a mistake. Thats not to say Daryl Morey and co. I think trading away that much of the future is a mistake, but the window is now. The Rockets will get healthy and they will figure out a fix for the defensive issues. If that seems impossible right now with all the injuries, thats because it is.

LA has won five of their past eight games, but suffered a heavy 129-99 defeat against a motivated Dallas on Friday night. On Friday, Paul wasnt able to control the pace of the game and the bench wasnt able to step up at either end of the floor. Theyre also missing the absence of key bench scorer Jamal Crawford. Getting their leading scorer back in Griffin should help that equation.

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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. 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. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 24th in the NBA. 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.

Hes just 10 for 32 from the field in his last two appearances. In Howards absence, Terrence Jones is a key piece at both ends of the floor. Hes averaging 11.0 rebounds per game in his last three, but has struggled to find consistency offensively. Meanwhile, Harden has two straight games with less than 20 points for just the third time this season and first time since the end of January.

Houston is all systems go to the playoff rounds with 113.2 ppg at 44.8% from the field and limits rival teams to score up to 109.3 ppg. The Rockets are boosted with 41.8 rebounds, 21.0 assists, 4.9 blocks, and 8.6 steals. Harden leads the Rockets in scoring with 36.4 ppg, 44.0% in FG shooting, and 87.9% from the foul line. The team is 8-2 SU in its last 10 matches on the road and 2-5 SU in its last 7 games against the Clippers. Houston is third in the West with a 50-28 win/loss slate and now ranks 5th in the League.

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Tobias Harris averages 22.5 points per game while playing 39 minutes per contest this year. He also averages 1 rebound per contest and 3 assists per game. Lou Williams averages 15.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 10 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 64%. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 92%.

They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 15th in the NBA. The Clippers surrender 99.5 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. The Clippers are 19th in turnovers per game with 13. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 47 boards per game, and 23rd in assists per contest with 21. They rank 3rd with 19 assists allowed per contest and 27th with 54 rebounds surrendered per game. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 26% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 3.5. Los Angeles is 27th in the league with 103 points per game this year. The Clippers were 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 11 per game last season.

James Harden is averaging 31.9 points and nine assists while Eric Gordon is averaging 19.2 points and 2.1 assists. Chris Paul is the third double-digit scorer and Clint Capela is grabbing 11.3 rebounds. The Houston Rockets look to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time since October 28-30. The Houston Rockets are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets are averaging 115.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 104.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting. The Houston Rockets have won 10 of their last 12 home games.

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They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 103 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 14th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 52% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 58%, which is 5th in the NBA. Houston is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 9.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10 on defense. The Rockets are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 127.2, and their offensive rating of 108.8 is ranked 29th.

The Clippers capped its March affairs with 13 wins out of 15 matches. Going back to The City of Angels, the Clippers will have the Staples Center to itself after the elimination of the LA Lakers for the playoff rounds. SF Danilo Gallinari poured in 27 points and 15 rebounds off the glass followed by PF Montrezl Harrell with 20 while PG Lou Williams brought in 17 for the Clippers. The Clippers claimed its second win in a row after slaying the marauding Memphis Grizzlies with a score of 113-96 at the Staples Center Sunday night.