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Houston Rockets vs. L.A. Clippers Betting Pick

Houston Rockets vs. L.A. Clippers Betting Pick. The 62-30 L.A. Clippers host the 61-29 Houston Rockets in Game 4 of a Western Conference semifinals series on 5/10/2015 at STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA; Tipoff is at 8:30 PM ET.

Wagering Odds

Point Spread: Clippers -7.5
Over/Under Total Line: 217.5

In Game 3 of this series in L.A. the Rockets lost to the Clippers 124-99 and did not cover as a 6-point underdog. The Rockets have failed to cover the spread in their last 3 games and in 4 of their last 5. The total for Game 3 went Over, which has been the winning bet in every game in this series. In their last 10 games the Rockets are 5-5 ATS and they have an O/U record of 7-3.

On the season the Rockets are 29-17 ATS at home and 23-21 ATS on the road. The Rockets have not covered the spread in their last 2 games on the road. Houston has an O/U home record of 23-24 and an O/U road record of 24-20. In the Rockets last 3 home games the Over has been the winning bet every time.

In Game 2 the Clippers won and covered the spread and they have covered in all 3 games in this series, which they lead 2-1. L.A. has covered the spread in 4 of their last 5 games. The Over has been the winning bet in the Clippers last 4 games. In their last 10 games L.A. is 6-4 ATS and they have an O/U record of 7-3.

This season the Clippers are 18-27 ATS at home and 26-21-1 ATS on the road. They covered the spread in their last game at home in Game 3 of this series, but had not covered in their previous 2. L.A. has an O/U home record of 18-26-2 and an O/U road record of 24-21-1. The posted total has gone Over in the Clippers last 4 home games.

The Clippers have covered the spread in every game in this series and in every game the total has gone Over. In the regular season the Clippers won and covered in the first 2 meetings and the Rockets won and covered in the last 2. In all 4 games between these 2 teams in the regular season the total went Under every time.

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Some other angles to consider:

In the last 28 games between these 2 teams in L.A. the total has gone Under 20 times.

The Clippers are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games against the Rockets.

The Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games against the Rockets.

This season the Clippers are 33-13 at home and the Rockets are 26-17 on the road.

SU and ATS Records

Houston Rockets: 61-29 SU / 52-38 ATS
L.A. Clippers: 62-30 SU / 43-48-1 ATS

Key Betting Trends

• HOU is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games.
• HOU is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
• HOU has an Over record of 5-1 in their last 6 games.
• LA is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
• LA is 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games.
• LA has an Over record of 4-0 in their last 4 games.

Sagarin Rankings
Houston Rockets: 94.39
L.A. Clippers: 96.45

Injury Report

ROCKETS
[G] 04/19/2015 – K.J. McDaniels out indefinitely ( Elbow )
[F] 04/08/2015 – Donatas Motiejunas out for season ( Back )
[G] 03/30/2015 – Patrick Beverley out for season ( Wrist )

CLIPPERS
[G] 05/08/2015 – Chris Paul probable Sunday vs. Houston ( Hamstring )

Free NBA Playoff Prediction

The Clippers dominated Game 3 where they shot a scorching 55-4% from the floor and held the Rockets to 39.8% shooting. With Chris Paul limited because of a hamstring injury only playing 23 minutes Austin Rivers and J.J Reddick stepped up big time and combined for 56 points. Blake Griffin had another solid game and he has posted a double-double in every single playoff game this season.

L.A. is playing with a lot of confidence and Paul’s hamstring is better and while I think the Clippers will win this game Houston will rebound and make this a much closer contest, which is why they will cover.

Take the ROCKETS +7.5

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