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LAL 28 27 24 18 97
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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?

Friday at 9:00 PM ET

Broadcast:

ESPN

The Los Angeles Lakers, led by Anthony Davis, will challenge the Houston Rockets in an NBA matchup on Friday.

Betting Odds

Line: Los Angeles -6.5

Moneyline: -270

Over/Under: 225.5

Movement 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.
Lakers vs Rockets: Against the Spread, Over/Under, and Straight Up Bet Types
Team ATS O/U SU
Los Angeles Lakers 36-36 35-38 56-20
Houston Rockets 35-39 31-43 48-31

Lakers Preview

Impact Players

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.

Insights

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.

Trends

Rockets Preview

Impact Players

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.

Insights

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.

Trends

Prediction

Los Angeles : 115

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
  HOU LAL  
49-35
All
65-22
28-14
Home
33-12
21-21
Away
32-10
41-27
as Fav
58-20
8-8
as Dog
7-2
37-46
ATS
46-39
20-22
ATS Home
23-21
17-24
ATS Away
23-18
32-50
O/U
41-46
15-26
O/U Home
19-26
17-24
O/U Away
22-20
Leaders
Points per Game
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Houston Rockets
34.3
James Photo
Los Angeles Lakers
25.3
Rebounds per Game
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Houston Rockets
6.6
Davis Photo
Los Angeles Lakers
9.3
Assists per Game
Harden Photo
Houston Rockets
7.5
James Photo
Los Angeles Lakers
10.2
Last 5 Games
Rockets
Date Opp Result
09/12 @
Lakers logo
LAL
L 96-119
09/10 vs
Lakers logo
LAL
L 110-100
09/08 vs
Lakers logo
LAL
L 112-102
09/06 @
Lakers logo
LAL
L 109-117
09/04 @
Lakers logo
LAL
W 112-97
Lakers
Date Opp Result
09/30 vs
Heat logo
MIA
W 98-116
09/26 vs
Nuggets logo
DEN
W 107-117
09/24 @
Nuggets logo
DEN
W 114-108
09/22 @
Nuggets logo
DEN
L 106-114
09/20 vs
Nuggets logo
DEN
W 103-105