The Houston Rockets face the Los Angeles Clippers on the road on Monday, October 31. The Rockets lost to the Phoenix Suns 124-109 on Sunday to drop to 1-6 on the season. The Clippers are coming off a 112-91 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans to move to 2-4 on the season.
The Clippers entered the season as championship contenders but have sputtered to start the season. They’re 28th in net rating, 29th in offensive rating, and 21st in defensive rating. Kawhi Leonard has played only 42 minutes on the season as he returns from an ACL injury. These are the odds, injury reports, and starters for the Rockets vs Clippers’ October 31 matchup.
Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Clippers odds
Wynnbet has the Rockets as +9.5 underdogs against the Clippers. The over/under for total points is 224 points. The Rockets’ over/under for points is 107, and the Clippers’ over/under for points is 116.5. ESPN analytics gives the Clippers a 79% chance to win the game.
Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Clippers injury report
TyTy Washington is listed as out and has yet to play this season. Bruno Fernando is out with left patellar tendinitis and is expected to be out for the next two to three weeks. Eric Gordon was added to the injury report on October 29th and missed the Rockets’ contest against the Suns for injury maintenance. He remains listed as day-to-day.
The Clippers’ Robert Covington and John Wall are listed as day-to-day. Covington missed Sunday’s game against the Pelicans, but Wall played 21 minutes. Kawhi Leonard is listed as out after missing the past three games.
Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Clippers starters
The Clippers started Paul George, Reggie Jackson, Terance Mann, Ivica Zubac, and Marcus Morris Sr. against the Pelicans on Sunday. The Clippers have had three different starting lineups in their first six games, but with Kawhi Leonard out and both Covington and Wall listed as day-to-day, expect their starting lineup to carry over.
The Rockets started Jalen Green, Kevin Porter Jr., Alperen Sengun, Jabari Smith Jr., and Jae’Sean Tate Sunday against the Suns. If Gordon is good to go, he may slot in over Tate in the starting lineup.
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