AccuScore has the Los Angeles Clippers as solid 78.5 percent favorites to win Tuesday night against the Houston Rockets. After 10,000 simulations, the average rounded score is 118-108, with the Clippers having a 65 percent chance of covering the -5.5 spread. The Clippers and Rockets are second and third, respectively, in team points per game – AccuScore suggests taking the over in this game. There’s a 55 percent chance the total combined score goes over 222.5.
Blake Griffin: 23 points (55% FG), 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block
Chris Paul: 17 points (48% FG), 10 assists, 5 rebounds
Dwight Howard: 18 points (55% FG), 13 rebounds, 2 blocks
James Harden: 21 points (42% FG), 5 assists, 5 rebounds
AccuScore advises relying on these trends after the first 6 to 8 weeks of the season. UNITS EDGE FAVORS: LA Clippers
|HOUSTON ROCKETS||ATS RECORD||LA CLIPPERS||ATS RECORD||ATS EDGE|
|Record on the Road||16-11, 59% 500||Record at Home||23-5, 82% 1800||LA Clippers|
|VS LA Clippers||0-2, 0% -220||VS Houston Rockets||2-0, 100% 200||LA Clippers|
|vs Team .500 or Better||17-12, 59% 380||vs Team .500 or Better||16-13, 55% 170||Houston Rockets|
|Record As Road Underdog||6-5, 55% 50||Record As Home Favorite||22-4, 85% 1760||LA Clippers|
|After 1 or More Days Off||20-21, 49% -310||After 1 or More Days Off||25-20, 56% +300||LA Clippers|
What to Watch for
Keep an eye out early for an aggressive James Harden. Of the teams Harden has played at least twice this season, only the Oklahoma City Thunder have contained him better than the Clippers. Against LAC, Harden is averaging 13.5 points (32% FG, 8% 3PM) in nearly 35 minutes per game.
All projection data provided by AccuScore
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