Los Angeles Clippers at Houston Rockets ATS Prediction 11/13/19

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The league’s top scoring team will be at home in Toyota Center, when the Houston Rockets (7-3) meet the Los Angeles Clippers (7-3). The game will air on ESPN at 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.

Los Angeles Clippers at Houston Rockets Betting Odds

Both teams covered as favorites in their last contest. The Rockets (5.5-point favorites) defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 122-116, while the Clippers (9.5-point favorites) beat the Toronto Raptors 98-88. The Houston game went 8.5 points under the projected point total of 246.5, while the Los Angeles game went 34.5 points under the projected point total of 220.5.

The Clippers had a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 37.7 (above their season average of 23.7), while the Raptors had a free throw rate of 0.106 (below their season average of 0.235). Meanwhile, Houston’s free throw rate was their biggest advantage over New Orleans. The Rockets had a rate of 0.259 (above their season average of 0.251), while the Pelicans posted a mark of 0.211. Houston received a boost from James Harden, who finished with 39 points and nine assists. Meanwhile, Montrezl Harrell had a solid performance for Los Angeles, contributing 14 points and 11 rebounds.

The Clippers captured this series last year, taking two out of three games. In the most recent contest, Houston won 135-103. The Rockets’ 29.3 offensive rebounding percentage was their biggest strength over the Clippers, who had a mark of 20.0. This is the first time these teams will meet this year.

Oddsmakers are known to set the total high when the Clippers are playing, as seven of their 10 contests have finished under the total. Los Angeles holds records of 7-3 straight up (SU) and 6-3-1 against the spread (ATS).

Rockets games also have typically gone under the total (60.0 percent). Houston is 7-3 SU, but they have a difficult time covering the spread (4-6 ATS).

It will be a showdown of contrasting styles as the fast-breaking Rockets will look to push the more grind-it-out Clippers. The Rockets rank second in possessions per game while the Clippers are 17th.

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Houston Rockets Pick

Free Pick: SU Winner – Clippers, ATS Winner – Clippers, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • The Clippers average 15.9 second chance points per game, which ranks first in the league. The Rockets rank 14th in second chance points allowed per game (13.0).
  • Los Angeles averages 20.3 points off turnovers per game, which ranks fourth in the NBA. Houston ranks 27th in points off turnovers allowed per game (21.0).
  • The Clippers rank sixth in assists allowed per game (21.8) while the Rockets rank 26th (26.3).
  • Los Angeles averages 48.3 rebounds per game, which ranks fourth in the NBA. Houston ranks 22nd in rebounds allowed per game (48.2).
  • Los Angeles ranks eighth in fast break points per game (15.7) while Houston ranks 24th in fast break points allowed per game (17.8).
  • The Clippers rank fourth in points allowed in the paint per game (42.6) while the Rockets rank 25th (52.2).
  • The Clippers rank fifth in steals allowed per game (7.0) while the Rockets rank 22nd (9.3).
  • Houston averages 5.7 blocks per game, which ranks seventh in the NBA. Los Angeles ranks 13th in blocks allowed per game (5.2).
  • Houston ranks first in three pointers attempted per game (46.7) while Los Angeles ranks 21st in three pointers allowed per game (35.1).
  • Houston is 1-0 when they hold opponents under 100 points, while Los Angeles is 4-0.
  • In games where they score more than 100 points, the Rockets are 7-3 and the Clippers are 6-2.
  • Los Angeles is 1-2 ATS on the road, while Houston is 1-3 ATS at home.
  • The total has gone over in 2 of the Clippers’ 3 road games, while 3 of the Rockets’ 4 home games have gone over.

Bettings Trends:

  • In their last five games, Los Angeles and Houston have both had 4 unders and 1 over.
  • The Clippers are 4-0-1 ATS over their last five games, while the Rockets are 4-1.
  • The Clippers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 5.6, up from 5.0 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Rockets have scored an average of 115.0 points per game (5.3 below their season average) and allowed an average of 110.2 points per game (8.2 below their season average).