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Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Clippers: AccuScore Preview

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. 

Projected Leaders

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

Photo Credit: Kelley L Cox / USA TODAY Sports 

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Rohit Ghosh

LA Clippers beat writer
Rohit is an L.A.-based sports journalist who contributes to SB Nation's Silver Screen and Roll, AccuScore, and the Taxi Squad Show based out of Utah. He also runs his own sports blog, Metta Chronicles. Follow him on Twitter @RohitGhosh where he discusses AccuScore projection data, a variety of sports-related topics, and even some Jazz music.
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