Rockets vs. Clippers Prediction and Odds (Back Clippers Against Lowly Rockets)

Los Angeles Clippers guard Reggie Jackson.
Los Angeles Clippers guard Reggie Jackson. / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Clippers look to try and bounce back against the Houston Rockets before heading off to the All-Star break. The Clippers are in eighth place in the Western Conference, trying to stay above the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Houston Rockets have looked done for weeks now. They have no continuity on offense or defense and can't seem to find wins. However, underdogs have been cashing recently in the NBA. Can the Rockets be the next one in line for a win?

Here are the odds for the matchup via WynnBET.

Rockets vs. Clippers Odds, Spread and Total


  • Rockets: +10.5 (-110)
  • Clippers: -10.5 (-110)


  • Rockets: +400
  • Clippers: -550


  • 228.5 (Over: -110/Under: -110)

Rockets vs. Clippers Prediction and Pick

The Houston Rockets are a terrible team and the numbers prove it. They have the worst net rating (-15.5) in the league over the last 10 games and have gone 1-9 over that span. Houston also has the worst defensive rating at 123.2. The Rockets can't defend anybody and are liable to get shutdown at any moment.

The Clippers come into this game on a betting hot streak. They've covered in their last three games and have pulled off two big upsets this week. This will be the first time they are favored since the start of February and I'm confident they can go into the All-Star break with some momentum.

Los Angeles is in the top 10 when it comes to defensive rating on the year. Although its offensive talent isn't high, the ability to lock down opponents will be key tonight. The Rockets struggle to score as it is. With the Clippers' lockdown defense expected to show up tonight, Houston is in real trouble.

Pick: Clippers -10.5

You can find Donnavan Smoot’s full betting record here.