Clippers, Rockets, to make more improvements

Clippers, Rockets, to make more improvements

The Los Angeles Clippers and the Houston Rockets are set to meet despite needing to make more improvements in their squad. Clippers welcome the Rockets for their match on November 1, 2022, at 10:30 AM (GMT+8). Two squads aim for more wins as both started the season slowly. However, these two teams can only get the wins they want if they want to get more wins is to address their issues. These issues are what stops them from going off strong this season.

The hosts are currently 2-4 this season after losing their last four matches. On the other hand, the visitors are no better as they are currently at 1-5, losing their last two games. Looking at those numbers, it is easy to say that these two teams are not in a good shape. As these two squads meet, they have one goal in mind, and that is to end their losing streak. Having a losing streak is not a good sight for any teams as it might affect them in the long run. In fact, this record for both teams are disappointing as many expected them to start strong this season. Defense have always been the problem for the Rockets, while inconsistency stops the Clippers.

Los Angeles Clippers

NBA: Los Angeles Clippers
Photo courtesy of AP Photo

This squad actually started their season with a strong start, winning their first two matches, not until they lost to their four consecutive matches. Inconsistency have been their issue this season, making them lose for four straight games. On their previous meeting, Clippers lost their two games against the Thunder. It is believed that this is the result of their lack of guards as Kawhi Leonard and John Wall are still having limited minutes. Currently, the Clippers are tallying 103.6 points per game, making them 29th in the league offensively. On the other hand, they are giving away 109.9 points per game, higher than their offensive percentage. This squad relies on Paul George as Kawhi Leonard is still playing limited minutes. Despite his limited minutes, Kawhi is still capable of averaging 12.5 points per game, and 6.5 rebounds per game.

Houston Rockets

Photo courtesy of AP Photo

Rockets is a very young team, which is why even until now, they are still in the rebuilding process of their team. Offense is one of the key to the competitiveness of the Rockets. However, offense alone is not enough for them to keep going this season, as they also need to improve defensively. The Rockets continuously struggle defensively, and one of the reasons is the fact that they are undersized. Since they are undersized, their interior and perimeter defense is very ugly this season. In fact, defensively, they are 23rd in the league, giving up 118.8 points per game. They need to make a huge improvement defensively to go far this season. It was Jalen Green who leads the Rockets with an average of 20.7 points per game. Jabari Smith, and Kevin Porter also helps Green to do wonders for the Rockets.

Prediction:

Los Angeles Clippers
Total Under: 116.5
Odds: 0.95

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