Los Angeles Clippers vs. Houston Rockets - 2/26/14
Houston Rockets (39-18) at Los Angeles Clippers (39-20)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -5.5 -- Over/Under: 220 See the Latest Odds
Two heavyweights collide on Wednesday night as Los Angeles Clippers play host to the Houston Rockets
Head to head, the Rockets are 15-5 ATS in the last 20 meetings in Los Angeles while the road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The Clippers are 17-7 ATS in their last 24 games playing on 1 days rest, but just 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600 and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. win. The Rockets on the other hand are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a % above .600, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
220 total points sounds like a lot doesn’t it? Well, it’s not going too after your done reading this article. Let’s start with the Clippers shall we. LA is just on a tear on the offensive end at the moment as they have scored 122 points or greater in four of their last six outings. I'm pretty sure there are some teams still out there that haven't scored more than 122 points in a game all season long, which just shows you what kind of form the Clipps are in. They have scored 110 points or more in 13 of their last 17 games overall. Enough said.
If the Clippers are the leagues premier offensive unit, then the Houston Rockets are probably second after their recent surge. The Rockets have averaged 114.3 points over their last 10 games and are coming off a 129-103 victory in Sacramento last night.
While I like the over, I'm not in love with it because 220 is still a lot of points and even though this doesn't really mean anything, the Rockets scored 134 points in Los Angeles (against the Lakers) last week and then scored just 99 points the very next night in Golden State all of places, in overtime as well. Houston scored 129 in Sac-Town last night and now they play on the road the very night night. Could it happen again? I just don't see it against a Clippers team that wants to score 130 points each and every night.
What happened the last time these two teams met in LA a couple of months ago? They combined to score a lazy 225 total points...
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Dan’s Pick: Over 220
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