Houston Rockets vs LA Clippers Prediction NBA Picks 4/14/24

LA Clippers (51-30) vs Houston Rockets (40-41)

Game Info: Sunday, April 14, 2024 at 3:30 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: LA Clippers -10000 / Houston Rockets -10000 --- Over/Under: 221.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Houston Rockets and LA Clippers meet Sunday in NBA action at the crypto.com Arena. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Rockets vs Clippers prediction.

Houston Rockets Betting Preview

The Houston Rockets recently lost to the Jazz while beating the Magic and Trail Blazers. The Houston Rockets are averaging 114.2 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 113.3 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Jalen Green is averaging 19.9 points and 5.2 rebounds, while Fred VanVleet is averaging 16.8 points and 3.7 rebounds. Jabari Smith Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Dillon Brooks is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game.

LA Clippers Betting Preview

The LA Clippers are coming off wins over the Cavaliers and Jazz, while splitting 2 games with the Suns. The LA Clippers are averaging 116.1 points on 49.1 percent shooting and allowing 112.4 points on 47 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 23.7 points and 6.1 rebounds, while Paul George is averaging 22.8 points and 5.3 rebounds. James Harden is the third double-digit scorer and Norman Powell is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The LA Clippers are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 82.5 percent from the free throw line. The LA Clippers are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Clippers are one of only two teams to record five or more losses when leading by a margin of 10+ points after Q1 this season.
  • The Clippers rank 4th in the league for three-point percentage this season (38.3%).
  • The Rockets rank 2nd in the league for opponent assists per game this season (24.4).
  • The Rockets rank 2nd in the league for opponent free throw percentage this season (76.6%).

Rockets vs Clippers prediction

I'm not running to the window to lay chalk with the Rockets, a team that has nothing to play for. However, the Clippers already locked up the fourth seed in the west and have a series scheduled with the Mavericks. The Clippers were already without Kawhi Leonard, but they're expected to sit all of their key players. It's why the Rockets are favored in this spot. The Clippers have won 9 straight games against the Rockets, but I'm not getting behind a bunch of backups. Give me the Rockets if forced to pick this game.

Randy’s Pick Houston Rockets -3.5

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