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Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Clippers – March 1, 2017

Chris Paul of the LA Clippers

In the National Basketball Association, two Western Conference teams will get together at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Houston Rockets will take on the Los Angeles Clippers. Houston is third in the Western Conference with a 42-19 record. The Rockets are coming off a loss at home to the Indiana Pacers.

For the Los Angeles Clippers, they are fifth in the Western Conference. The Clippers are 36-23 on the season, and just a game behind the fourth seeded Utah Jazz. Los Angeles is coming off a home win over the Charlotte Hornets, where they scored 124 points. The Clippers are -1.5 over the Rockets in this game.

Clippers Looking to Gain Health

The Los Angeles Clippers would love to gain total health as they head down the stretch of the final 23 games. The Clippers are second in the Pacific Division, and will sit there. Los Angeles is 14 games behind the Golden State Warriors, and 11.5 games ahead of third place Sacramento. The Clippers have seen injuries to both Chris Paul and Blake Griffin.

J.J. Reddick is the top scorer for the Clippers. The guard is scoring 15 points per game, while Austin Rivers is dishing out 3 assists per game. Los Angeles is scoring more than 108 points per game, while allowing 104. The Clippers will need to win 17 out of their final 23 games to match their win total from a season ago.

Rockets Getting Huge Numbers from Harden

The Houston Rockets are getting massive numbers from Most Valuable Player candidate James Harden. During February, Harden scored 30.9 points per game, and dished out 10.4 assists per game. The Rockets top scorer is throwing in more than 28 points per game, and 11.3 assists on the season.

Houston is the second best scoring team in the league. The Rockets are scoring more than 115 points per game, and are second with 25.5 assists per game. Houston will finish as one of the top improvements from a season ago. Last year, the Rockets did not make the postseason with just 41 wins.

Clippers Top Rockets

The Los Angeles Clippers are healthy, and ready for a second half streak. The Clippers have a great point guard with Chris Paul, and inside scoring with Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. Look for the Clippers to make a run, and it will start with a great home win in this game. Look for a bunch of points in this game, with the Clippers winning.

Houston struggles against some of the best teams in the league. The Rockets especially struggle against other teams that can score. The Clippers are one of those teams. In the end, bet the Los Angeles Clippers -1.5 over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday in the National Basketball Association.