NBA Betting Preview: Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers
Favorite: Los Angeles Lakers (52-19)
Underdog: Houston Rockets (44-28)
Arena:ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
When does the game start?Tuesday at 9:00 PM ET
The Los Angeles Lakers, led by Anthony Davis, will go toe-to-toe with the Houston Rockets in an NBA matchup on Tuesday.
Line: Los Angeles -5.5
Over/Under: 222Movement Analysis: The over/under stands at its initial figure, displaying no swings. Los Angeles has a record of 30-34 against the spread when listed as the favorite, while Houston is 10-6 against the spread as underdogs this year.
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Davis is a major contributor, accounting for 23.3% of the Lakers total offense, while taking an average of 17.8 field goal attempts. Davis is a force in the low block, he averages 2.3 offensive boards a contest and grabs 20.3% of his team's rebounds. The Lakers offense is conducted by James, who accounts for 40.2% of all assists, while turning the ball over 3.9 times a game.
Houston allows opponents 113.7 points per game, giving a slight edge to Los Angeles, they are 40-3 when they score over their average of 113.5. The Lakers are 18-18 when they shoot below their 48% season average from the field. The Rockets allow opponents to shoot 46%. While ball security is typically vital, it rarely spells the end for Los Angeles, who has a record of 28-13 when they turn the ball over more than their 14.6 season average. Houston causes 15.5 turnovers a game.
Harden leads the attack, accounting for 29.3% of the Rockets total offense, while taking an average of 22.3 field goal attempts. Westbrook is a supplier of second chances, he averages 1.8 offensive rebounds a game and records 17.9% of his team's rebounds. The Rockets offense is orchestrated by Harden, who is responsible for 34.8% of all assists, while turning the ball over 4.5 times a contest.
Houston is just 16-27 when they fail to reach their scoring average. Los Angeles allows 107.7 a game. While ball security is typically vital, it's hardly a death knell to Houston who have a record of 21-19 when they turn the ball over more than their 14.1 season average, Los Angeles causes 15.2 turnovers a contest.
Los Angeles : 114
Houston : 112
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