52-19
27-9 Away
September 10
Final
110:100
1 2 3 4 T
LAL 26 31 29 24 110
HOU 22 19 29 30 100
44-28
24-12 Home
67%
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33%
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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?

Thursday at 7:00 PM ET

Broadcast:

TNT

The Los Angeles Lakers, led by Anthony Davis, will battle with the Houston Rockets in an NBA matchup on Thursday.

Betting Odds

Line: Los Angeles -5

Moneyline: -211

Over/Under: 220.5

Movement Analysis: The over/under is static at its original mark, displaying no major swings. Los Angeles has a record of 31-35 against the spread when playing as the favorite, while Houston is 10-7 against the spread as underdogs this season.
Rockets vs Lakers: Against the Spread, Over/Under, and Straight Up Bet Types
Team ATS O/U SU
Los Angeles Lakers 38-37 36-40 58-21
Houston Rockets 36-41 32-45 49-33

Lakers Preview

Impact Players

Davis is a major contributor, responsible for 23.3% of the Lakers total offense, while taking an average of 17.7 shot attempts. Davis is a force in the low block, he averages 2.3 offensive boards a contest and records 20.3% of his team's rebounds. The Lakers offense is run by James, who accounts for 40.2% of all assists, while turning the ball over 3.9 times a contest.

Insights

Los Angeles is a solid 40-3 when they score over their average of 113.5 points per game, Houston give ups 113.7 a contest. 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's hardly a death knell to Los Angeles, who has a record of 28-13 when they turn the ball over more than their 14.6 season average. Houston forces 15.5 turnovers a contest.

Trends

Rockets Preview

Impact Players

Harden leads the attack, accounting for 29.4% of the Rockets total offense, while taking an average of 22.3 shots per game. Westbrook is a player to watch, he averages 1.8 offensive rebounds a game and grabs 18% of his team's rebounds. The Rockets offense is run by Harden, who accounts for 34.7% of all assists, while turning the ball over 4.5 times a game.

Insights

Houston is just 16-28 when they fail to reach their scoring average. Los Angeles allows 107.6 a contest. 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 season average, Los Angeles causes 15.1 turnovers a contest.

Trends

Prediction

Los Angeles : 114

Houston : 111

Previous Betting Results (Regular Season)

Lakers vs Rockets previous results: straight up, ATS, Over/Under
Date Home Home Score Away Away Score Spread Cover Over/Under Result
08-06-2020 Rockets 113 Lakers 97 -3.5 Y 227.5 U
02-06-2020 Lakers 111 Rockets 121 -6 N 239.5 U
01-18-2020 Rockets 115 Lakers 124 -2.5 N 235.5 O
02-21-2019 Lakers 111 Rockets 106 +4 Y 234.5 U
12-13-2018 Rockets 126 Lakers 111 -6 Y 226 O
10-20-2018 Lakers 115 Rockets 124 +3.5 N 237.5 O
Team Records
  LAL HOU  
64-22
All
49-35
32-12
Home
28-14
32-10
Away
21-21
57-20
as Fav
41-27
7-2
as Dog
8-8
45-39
ATS
37-46
22-21
ATS Home
20-22
23-18
ATS Away
17-24
41-45
O/U
32-50
19-25
O/U Home
15-26
22-20
O/U Away
17-24
Leaders
Points
James Photo
Los Angeles Lakers
1698
Harden Photo
Houston Rockets
2335
Rebounds
Davis Photo
Los Angeles Lakers
577
Tucker Photo
Houston Rockets
476
Assists
James Photo
Los Angeles Lakers
684
Harden Photo
Houston Rockets
512
Last 5 Games
Lakers
Date Opp Result
09/26 vs
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DEN
W 107-117
09/24 @
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DEN
W 114-108
09/22 @
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DEN
L 106-114
09/20 vs
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DEN
W 103-105
09/18 vs
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DEN
W 114-126
Rockets
Date Opp Result
09/12 @
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LAL
L 96-119
09/10 vs
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LAL
L 110-100
09/08 vs
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LAL
L 112-102
09/06 @
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LAL
L 109-117
09/04 @
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LAL
W 112-97