Los Angeles Clippers at Houston Rockets - 4/23/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Houston Rockets (15-44) vs Los Angeles Clippers (42-19)
Game Info: Friday, April 23, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
Betting Odds: Houston Rockets +11.5 -- Over/Under: 223 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets meet Friday in NBA action at the Toyota Center.
The Los Angeles Clippers look for a win after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 115 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 108.1 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 25.7 points and 6.7 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 23.8 points and 6.4 rebounds. Marcus Morris Sr. is the third double-digit scorer and Serge Ibaka is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 42 percent from beyond the arc and 83.4 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.
The Houston Rockets need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 107.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 114.8 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Christian Wood is averaging 20.9 points and 9.3 rebounds while John Wall is averaging 20.4 points and 6.7 assists. Kelly Olynyk is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Gordon is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 37.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game.
The Clippers are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Rockets are 16-37 ATS in their last 53 home games and 19-44 ATS in their last 63 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Clippers last 5 overall. The under is 35-15-1 in Rockets last 51 home games. The Clippers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Houston.
The Los Angeles Clippers are one of the hotter teams in the league right now both straight up and against the spread, and they're 36-24-1 against the spread on the season. The Houston Rockets not only lose games left and right, but they're a brutal 6-23 against the spread at home and 19-40 against the spread on the season. The Rockets are losing their last five games by an average of 15.6 points. I have no choice but to lay the massive number with the Clippers.