44-28
20-16 Away
September 12
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HOU 20 31 18 27 96
LAL 35 27 33 24 119
52-19
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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?

Saturday at 8:00 PM ET

Broadcast:

ESPN

Anthony Davis will lead Los Angeles against James Harden and Houston on Saturday.

Betting Odds

Line: Los Angeles -6

Moneyline: -277

Over/Under: 215.5

Movement Analysis: The over/under is holding at its opening mark, showing no major change. Los Angeles has a record of 32-35 against the spread when listed as the favorite, while Houston is 10-8 against the spread as underdogs this year.
Lakers vs Rockets: Against the Spread, Over/Under, and Straight Up Bet Types
Team ATS O/U SU
Los Angeles Lakers 40-36 35-42 59-21
Houston Rockets 36-42 32-46 49-34

Lakers Preview

Impact Players

Davis leads the attack, responsible for 23.4% of the Lakers total offense, while taking an average of 17.7 shot attempts. Davis is a force down low, he averages 2.3 offensive boards a contest and records 20.3% of his team's rebounds. The Lakers offense is conducted by James, who accounts for 40.1% of all assists, while turning the ball over 3.9 times a game.

Insights

Los Angeles is a solid 40-3 when they score over their average of 113.4 points per game, Houston surrenders 113.7 per 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 29-13 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 is a major contributor, accounting for 29.4% of the Rockets total offense, while taking an average of 22.3 field goal attempts. Westbrook is a player to watch, he averages 1.8 offensive rebounds a game and collects 18.1% 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 contest.

Insights

Houston is just 16-29 when they fail to reach their scoring average. Los Angeles allows 107.5per contest. The Rockets can win with a less than stellar performance on the glass, sporting a record of 25-22 when they fail to reach their 43.7 rebounding average, Los Angeles allows 41.8 boards per 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
62-21
28-14
Home
31-12
21-21
Away
31-9
41-27
as Fav
55-19
8-8
as Dog
7-2
37-46
ATS
44-38
20-22
ATS Home
21-21
17-24
ATS Away
23-17
32-50
O/U
38-45
15-26
O/U Home
18-25
17-24
O/U Away
20-20
Leaders
Points
Harden Photo
Houston Rockets
2335
James Photo
Los Angeles Lakers
1698
Rebounds
Tucker Photo
Houston Rockets
476
Davis Photo
Los Angeles Lakers
577
Assists
Harden Photo
Houston Rockets
512
James Photo
Los Angeles Lakers
684
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
09/20 vs
Nuggets logo
DEN
W 103-105
09/18 vs
Nuggets logo
DEN
W 114-126
09/12 vs
Rockets logo
HOU
W 96-119
09/10 @
Rockets logo
HOU
W 110-100
09/08 @
Rockets logo
HOU
W 112-102