Rockets vs. Clippers Prediction

NBA Picks: Will the Rockets upset the Clippers as small underdog? 3/1/17

Will the Rockets pull off a small upset tonight when they visit the Clippers at 10:30PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Clippers are 1.5-point home favorites versus the Rockets after the game posted as a pick'em. As for the total, the number hit the board at 231 and has been bet up to 232.5.

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The Rockets enter play having won seven of their last 10 games overall but are just 5-5 against the spread over that same stretch. They're also 34-27 at the betting window on the season, which includes a 20-11 ATS record on the road .

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The Clippers have split over their last 10 games on the hardwood and are 6-4 at the betting window over that same stretch. They're also 30-29 against the spread on the season, which includes a winning record at home at 15-13 ATS.

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OUR PREDICTION: The Rockets are 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games overall versus the Clippers while the underdog has cashed in six of the last eight meetings between these two teams as well. Houston is also 14-4 against the spread in its last 18 games coming off a loss and is 9-1 ATS in its last 10 games versus Pacific Division opponents. The Clippers, meanwhile, are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games and have failed to cover in four of their last five home games versus an opponent with a road winning percentage of greater than .600.


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