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
The Los Angeles Lakers, led by Anthony Davis, will battle with the Houston Rockets in an NBA matchup on Thursday.
Line: Los Angeles -5
Over/Under: 220.5Movement 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Los Angeles : 114
Houston : 111
Previous Betting Results (Regular Season)
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