We brought home a solid winner for you last night as the Minnesota Timberwolves won and covered the point spread against the Portland Trailblazers with ease as an underdog. Another example of how bad guard play can cripple a franchise. For our Sunday NBA the top betting pick we select is from the LA Clippers at the Houston Rockets. The Clips and Rockets will start from Houston at 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass. With our NBA top bet today we will play on the LA Clippers +2 points against the Houston Rockets. The line used for our pro basketball pick was from Just Bet sportsbook.
The point spread opened up in this NBA game with the Houston Rockets as the -2 point home favorite with an over under of 196 points. The money has come in early on Chris Paul and the LA Clippers as Houston has been bet down to a low of -1 ½ points in some online sportsbook locations while you can shop and find the Clippers +2 points in several betting shops right now. The over under has steamed down to 193 points. A money line wager on the Houston Rockets will return -125 odds. If you believe the LA Clippers can win this game tonight straight up you return for a money line wager is +115 odds.
The LA Clippers have shown the ability for the most part this season to bounce back following a loss. The Clippers really match up well against the Houston Rockets because the Rockets lack size in the paint. I expect the Clippers big men in DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin to be able to earn position under the basket for good looks. The Clips have defended alright allowing team’s 43.8% shooting over their past five games. Kenyon Martin has been a good addition for the team because he gives them a good paint presence and has the ability to alter shots. The clubs met in early January and LA put a good spanking on the Rockets in a 117-89 home win as a -7 ½ point favorite. We saw Blake Griffin around the basket hit on 10 of his 15 shots and expose the weakness in the Rockets defense in the low post.
There is no secret why the Rockets were looking to overhaul this team in the nixed Laker trade as teams’ are now exposing them for their lack of size. Look for Huuston to be active around the trading deadline and it could impact this team’s play as rumors will begin to circulate. The club has failed to cover all three of their games since the All Star break. They are getting crushed on the glass. In their loss to Denver on Friday they had 20 less rebounds than the Nuggets. On Wednesday at Utah they pulled down 20 fewer boards than the Jazz. Even the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday were able to grab 12 more rebounds for the Rockets and the Raptors by no means have much in the way of quality around the basket. Things are starting to unravel for the Rockets now and a focused LA Clippers team gets the cover tonight. Use this pick to redeem your sportsbook promo codes.