The LA Clippers are headed to the highway in Game 1 to battle the Houston Rockets in an NBA playoff pro basketball game slated for Monday May 4th.
Tip off time for Game 1 from Houston is set for 9:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by TNT TV.
The wagering odds from this contest have the home side Houston Rockets the -6 point wagering favorite with a total lined at 212 points.
The teams met four times during the regular season with each team winning twice once at home and once on the road. The two games played in Houston were won by the Rockets 110-95 and by the Clippers 102-85.
LA Clippers punch their tickets into the second round following the 111-109 home victory in Game 7 on Saturday to the San Antonio Spurs as a -3 point wagering favorite. The total went over 204 points.
The Clippers shot 52% from the field with 14 of 27 from three point range. Chris Paul had 27 points and six assists hitting on 9 of 13 shots. LA allowed 48% shooting to San Antonio with 10 of 25 three pointers.
Houston Rockets exit the first round of the playoffs with the 103-94 home victory on Tuesday to the Dallas Mavericks in Game 5 as a -8 point betting favorite. The total went under 221 ½ points.
The Rockets connected on 45% from the field with 10 of 31 from three point distance. James Harden had 28 points and eight assists hitting on 9 of 19 shots. They pulled down six more rebounds than the Mavericks. They survived 21 turnovers by forcing 19 by Dallas. Houston held the Mavericks to 38% shooting with 5 of 26 from beyond the arc.