Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 3/5/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Los Angeles Clippers (42-19) at Houston Rockets (39-21)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets PK -- Over/Under: 236
TV: PT, TNT
The Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets meet Thursday in NBA action at the Toyota Center.
The Los Angeles Clippers look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 116.1 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 109.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 27 points and 7.5 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 21.1 points and 3.8 assists. Lou Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.8 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have split their last six road games.
The Houston Rockets look for a win after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 118.9 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 114.3 points on 46 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 34.9 points and 7.4 assists while Russell Westbrook is averaging 27.5 points and 7.1 assists. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Covington is grabbing 8.4 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have won seven of their last eight home games.
Will update with trends once they're released.
The Houston Rockets have already beaten the Clippers in two of the three meetings this season and that's without them playing the way they've played since committing 100 percent to small ball. The Rockets are winning their last five games by an average of 9.6 points while shooting 47.5 percent from the field and 36.6 percent from deep. The Los Angeles Clippers have been on a tear during this five-game winning streak, but it seems like right when you want to believe in them, they go back to resting players and looking real average for two or three games. I'm starting to buy what the Houston Rockets are selling, and at home in a statement game, I'll bet on Harden and Westbrook to get the job done.