Game 5 Western Conference Odds: Los Angeles Clippers at Houston Rockets

Chris Paul scored 15 points and dished 12 assists in 26 minutes in Game 4, as the Clippers routed Houston.

Chris Paul scored 15 points and dished 12 assists in 26 minutes in Game 4, as the Clippers routed Houston.

L.A. Clippers at Houston Rockets
Clippers lead best of seven 3-1
Time: 8:30 PM ET
TV: TNT
Spread: LAC -3.5
M/L: LAC -150; HOU +130
Total: 219

Betting odds c/o Bovada

The L.A. Clippers welcomed Chris Paul back into the fold in Game 4, and it also routed the Houston Rockets 128-95 to take a 3-1 lead in the Best of Seven series. Early NBA live lines showed the Clippers as 3.5 point favorites on the road in Game 5. The Moneyline on the underdog Rockets is +130, while the total is set at 219 for the game. The teams combined for 223 points in Game 4, and for an explanation on what this means with regard to betting see our NBA odds explained.

Though Paul came back in Game 4, he did face minutes restrictions, seeing just 26 minutes in the game. Even so, he hit 4 of 9 from the floor, including 3 of 4 from three-point range, while dishing out 12 assists to go with his 15 points, finishing with a plus-28 mark while on the court. Blake Griffin still helped alleviate some of the playmaking with his three assists and 21 points, but having Paul back in the fold gave the Clips its primary ball handler back.

DeAndre Jordan was the biggest beneficiary, though his 14 of 34 free throw mark is emblematic of the issues facing a Jordan based offense. He was 6 of 7 from the floor and had 17 rebounds (four offensive) as the Clips held a plus-6 advantage on the glass.

J.J. Redick also continued his hot shooting. He is hitting 58 percent from the floor in the postseason and connected on 5 of 10 while hitting four triples. Redick’s shooting is essentially to keep the floor spaced and give Griffin room to operate in the high post. Griffin has grown considerably as a player and leader, and took tips from Tim Duncan to help achieve that end. The Clips put all starters in double-figures except Matt Barnes, whose contributions emotionally and energy wise supplant his 2 of 8 shooting and still leave the mark of a guy who belongs on a contending team.

The Clippers bench produced 41 points in Game 4, with Austin Rivers and Jamal Crawford having combined to shoot 9 of 19 from the floor and each having hit a pair of three-pointers. The Clippers shot 49 percent from the floor and 41 percent (13 of 31) from three. It also assisted 27 times on 39 field goals, which perfectly illustrates the efficiency of the offense given that it assisted on over two-thirds of its field goals. The Clippers had 22 fast break points and held the fast-paced Rockets to 17. Part of that was due to the fact that the Clippers came up with 14 steals/blocks while the Rockets had just seven.

ATS Trends

L.A. Clippers
• Clippers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
• Clippers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Conference Semifinals games.
• Clippers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
• Clippers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
• Clippers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
• Clippers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference.
• Clippers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Southwest.
• Clippers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest.
• Clippers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
• Clippers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
• Clippers are 16-4-1 ATS in their last 21 road games.
• Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
• Clippers are 10-27-1 ATS in their last 38 Tuesday games.

Houston
• Rockets are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games following a SU loss of more than 10 points.
• Rockets are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
• Rockets are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games.
• Rockets are 24-9 ATS in their last 33 games following a ATS loss.
• Rockets are 15-6 ATS in their last 21 games following a S.U. loss.
• Rockets are 37-18 ATS in their last 55 Tuesday games.
• Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
• Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.
• Rockets are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Conference Semifinals games.
• Rockets are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
• Rockets are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
• Rockets are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
• Rockets are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
• Rockets are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference.
• Rockets are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Pacific.

OU Trends

L.A. Clippers
• Over is 5-0 in Clippers last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.
• Over is 5-0 in Clippers last 5 overall.
• Under is 4-0 in Clippers last 4 games after scoring more than 125 points in their previous game.
• Over is 5-0 in Clippers last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
• Over is 6-0 in Clippers last 6 games following a S.U. win.
• Over is 5-0 in Clippers last 5 vs. Western Conference.
• Over is 5-0 in Clippers last 5 vs. NBA Southwest.
• Over is 6-0 in Clippers last 6 games following a ATS win.
• Over is 4-0 in Clippers last 4 Conference Semifinals games.
• Over is 4-0 in Clippers last 4 vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
• Over is 4-0 in Clippers last 4 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
• Over is 5-0 in Clippers last 5 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
• Over is 7-2 in Clippers last 9 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
• Over is 6-2 in Clippers last 8 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
• Over is 9-4 in Clippers last 13 games following a SU win of more than 10 points.

Houston
• Over is 4-0 in Rockets last 4 overall.
• Over is 5-0 in Rockets last 5 games after allowing more than 125 points in their previous game.
• Over is 6-0 in Rockets last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
• Over is 4-0 in Rockets last 4 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
• Over is 6-0 in Rockets last 6 vs. NBA Pacific.
• Over is 4-0 in Rockets last 4 Conference Semifinals games.
• Over is 4-0 in Rockets last 4 vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
• Over is 10-2 in Rockets last 12 home games.
• Over is 5-1 in Rockets last 6 games following a ATS loss.
• Over is 4-1 in Rockets last 5 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
• Over is 4-1 in Rockets last 5 games following a SU loss of more than 10 points.
• Over is 17-5 in Rockets last 22 vs. Western Conference.
• Over is 6-2 in Rockets last 8 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
• Over is 24-9 in Rockets last 33 games playing on 1 days rest.
• Under is 5-2 in Rockets last 7 Tuesday games.
• Over is 7-3 in Rockets last 10 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
• Over is 36-17 in Rockets last 53 games following a S.U. loss.

Head to Head

• Clippers are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
• Over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
• Clippers are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Houston.

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