Los Angeles Clippers vs. Houston Rockets NBA Handicapper Pick

The Clippers look to pick things up while heading into Houston in a battle of two Western Conference playoff teams. Get NBA odds at Bovada sportsbook.

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Los Angeles (49-23) is obviously solidly in the NBA Playoffs but the seeding is very much up in the air. The Clippers once held the second spot in the Western Conference but that has definitely changed lately. Los Angeles has been passed for defending Western Conference champions, Oklahoma City Thunder, surging Denver Nuggets and now sit just a half game ahead of the Memphis Grizzlies, who are also struggling. Los Angeles is just 5-5 in their last ten games and are coming off a loss against the San Antonio Spurs, who lead the West.

The Rockets (39-33) have been a nice story this year because of their acquisitions during free agency this off-season. James Harden and Jeremy Lin have rejuvenated this team and transformed them into a solid playoff team in the West. Houston sits in seventh in the West, a game a half behind the Golden State Warriors and two and a half games ahead of the eighth place Utah Jazz. Houston is 6-4 in their last 10 but have lost their last two against Indiana and Memphis.

The Clippers are 39-33 against the spread this season and 18-18 ATS on the road. The Rockets are 37-34-1 against the spread and 22-14 while playing at home.

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Both teams are sort of struggling at this point but Houston has been playing better basketball lately. Houston is a good home team and LA struggles away from the Staples Center. Houston wins but first read about online sportsbook reviews.