Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets Spread, Line, Odds, Predictions, and Algorithm Picks from the SportsGrid Betting Model
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets Timberwolves Game Information
Los Angeles Lakers (7-3) vs. Houston Rockets (3-4)
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Toyota Center
TV Coverage: NBA League Pass, Spectrum SportsNet, AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets Moneyline, Spread, Total, and Odds
Moneyline: (Open: Lakers -174 / Rockets +146) (Current: Lakers -162 / Rockets +136)
Spread: (Open: Lakers -4) (Current: Lakers -3.5)
Total: (Open: 220) (Current: 223)
NBA Championship Odds: Lakers +260 / Rockets +5500
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Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets News and Notes
Los Angeles lists four players on their injury report: Lebron James (ankle), Anthony Davis (hip), and Kentabious Caldwell-Pope (ankle) will all be game-time decisions while Jared Dudley has been ruled out.
The Rockets ruled out Danuel House Jr. (back) and Brodric Thomas (ankle).
The Lakers are one of the better defensive teams in the league. Per TeamRankings, Los Angeles is sixth in the league in allowing opponents 106.6 points per game, and they’re seventh with a 1.038 defensive efficiency. The Lakers do a great job of controlling the tempo in their games. They’re ranked 25th in pace with 102.7 possessions per game. Los Angeles is 7-3 to the under this season, and the total has gone under in their last nine games when playing on short rest. Here are a few more trends: Los Angeles is on a six-game under streak coming off a straight-up win, they’re on a seven-game under run as a road favorite, and they’re on a five-game under run when playing on Sunday.
Let’s turn our attention to the Rockets, who have some strong under trends of their own. The under has cashed in five of their last six games as a home dog, and it’s also cashed six of their last seven games when facing a team with a winning record.
Our SportsGrid betting model gives the under a five-star rating in this matchup, and I couldn’t agree more with the play.
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets Predictions and Picks
SG Betting Model Win Probability: Lakers 54.37% / Rockets 45.63
SG Betting Model Spread Star Rating: Rockets 2-star rating
SG Betting Model Total Star Rating: Under 5-star rating
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