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?Friday at 9:00 PM ET
The Los Angeles Lakers, led by Anthony Davis, will challenge the Houston Rockets in an NBA matchup on Friday.
Line: Los Angeles -6.5
Over/Under: 225.5Movement Analysis: The total is holding at its opening figure, displaying no major movement. Los Angeles has a record of 29-34 against the spread when listed as the favorite, while Houston is 9-5 against the spread as underdogs this season.
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Davis leads the attack, responsible for 23.2% of the Lakers total offense, while taking an average of 17.7 shot attempts. Davis is a player to keep an eye on, he averages 2.3 offensive boards a game and grabs 20.3% of his team's rebounds. The Lakers offense is orchestrated by James, who is responsible for 40.1% of all assists, while turning the ball over 3.9 times a contest.
Los Angeles is a solid 39-3 when they score over their average of 113.7 points per game, Houston allows 113.9 a contest. The Lakers are 18-17 when they shoot below their 48% season average from the field. The Rockets allow opponents to shoot 46%. The Rockets give up 48.1 rebounds per game. Los Angeles hopes to capitalize, going 31-8 when they collect over their average of 45.9.
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 force in the low block, he averages 1.8 offensive rebounds a game and collects 17.9% 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 a disappointing 19-26 when they fail to reach their scoring average. Los Angeles allows 107.6 per game. While ball security is typically vital, it's hardly a death knell to Houston who have a record of 21-18 when they turn the ball over more than their 14 season average, Los Angeles causes 15.2 turnovers a game.
Los Angeles : 115
Houston : 111
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