Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Clippers - 4/9/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Clippers - 4/9/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Clippers (35-18) vs Houston Rockets (14-37)

Game Info: Friday, April 9, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Clippers -13.5 -- Over/Under: 226.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers meet Friday in NBA action at the Staples Center.

The Houston Rockets need a win after losing 20 of their last 23 games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 107.7 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 113.8 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Christian Wood is averaging 21 points and 9.6 rebounds while John Wall is averaging 20.5 points and 6.8 assists. Kelly Olynyk is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Gordon is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Clippers look for a win after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 114.6 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 108.1 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 25.8 points and 6.7 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 22.5 points and 6.2 rebounds. Marcus Morris Sr. is the third double-digit scorer and Serge Ibaka is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 41.5 percent from beyond the arc and 84 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.

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The Rockets are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 road games and 17-38 ATS in their last 55 games overall. The Clippers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Rockets last 6 road games. The under is 4-0 in Clippers last 4 games playing on 0 days rest. The Rockets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Los Angeles Clippers are on the end of a back to back and usually that means a player or two will sit out. The Houston Rockets have been horrible against the spread this season, but they have played better lately with the return of Wood and others, and they're losing their last five games by an average of just 5.8 points. This is a lot of numbers to pass up. I wouldn't touch this game personally, but if forced to pick, give me the Rockets and the points.

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Randy’s Pick Houston Rockets +13.5

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