CLIPPERS VS ROCKETS FREE PICK
Clippers @ Rockets (LAC -11.5, 221)
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The Clippers start a three-game road swing
looking for their fourth straight victory and 11th
in their last 12 games. L.A. will do so without
Kawhi Leonard who will miss his seventh game
in the last eight. He’s not the only one.
As the Clippers attempt to beat Houston for the
second time this season, L.A. will be without Patrick
Beverley again as well as Serge Ibaka, Rajon Rondo,
and Reggie Jackson. There is also the possibility that
Paul George will be rested tonight.
Regardless, the Clippers still have enough to handle
the Rockets who have even more players on the injury
report. The Rockets will be without Kevin Porter Jr.,
Sterling Brown, Eric Gordon, D.J. Augustin, and the list
Houston has lost seven of its last eight. That streak
started with a loss to the Clippers. The Rockets lost to
Utah on Wednesday night 112-89. It was the third game
in their last four that Houston failed to score 100 points.
It’s hard to score points with much of your roster on the
bench. Houston ranks just 25th in the league in scoring
averaging 107.6 points per game.
Because of a lack of scoring, the total in the last two
Rockets’ games has gone Under. For the Clippers, four
of the past five have gone Under. Don’t forget, the
Clippers are a top-5 defense ranking fifth in points allowed
per game at 108.1.
And, don’t forget Houston ranks 29th in shooting
percentage (44.1%) and is dead last in three-point shooting
With the number of scorers out of this game, the ability
of the Clippers to defend, and the poor shooting of the
Rockets; it makes a ton of sense to play the Under in this one.