Lakers vs Rockets Prediction

May 12, 2021

The Lakers vs Rockets is a western conference match up we will all want to tune into. These two teams have an illustrious past, facing each other 220+ times in their history. The Rockets vs Lakers showdown is sure to be a phenomenal game as two of the best franchises in the history of the league will face off. You will find the best NBA Picks for the Lakers vs Rockets below. 

Lakers vs Rockets Betting Pick

The Pick: Lakers -13.5

Tuesday night at 10:30 PM ET in the Staples Center

✅ The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Houston Rockets in back-to-back games in mid-January, taking them down by 18 points and 17 points in those two contests. Expect a similar performance in this game by a Lakers team looking to fight their way out of the play-in tournament.

✅ While the Los Angeles Lakers are playing the second leg of a back-to-back here, they will feel a palpable momentum boost after last night's overtime win over the Knicks. The Lakers showed the fight many wanted to see from them on Tuesday, which is important heading into the postseason.

✅ The Houston Rockets may be sitting just about every player worth anything in this game against the Los Angeles Lakers. Kevin Porter Jr. isn't expected to play, Christian Wood is questionable, and players like Eric Gordon and John Wall haven't seen action in a while.

General Info about Lakers vs Rockets

Where do the Los Angeles Lakers play their home games?

The Lakers play in the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Where do the Houston Rockets play their home games?

The Rockets play in the Toyota Center in Houston, TX.

Where can you watch this game?

You can watch this game on NBA League Pass nationally.

Where can you bet on Lakers vs Rockets?

USsportsbonus recommends BetMGM Sportsbook to get the best odds and betting options on the Rockets vs Lakers game.

Lakers vs Rockets Predictions

We are here to bring you the best Lakers vs Rockets predictions possible. These two teams have faced off close to 240 times in the history of this matchup. It makes sense with the historical dominance that the Los Angeles Lakers franchise has put onto others that they got off to a fast start in this series. With that being said, the Rockets are the ones who have dominated since 2010. They also held a distinct advantage at home against the Lakers from 2010-2020, so things are starting to draw a lot more even of late. You can expect both against the spread and over/under predictions for the Rockets vs Lakers game above. 

Lakers vs Rockets Against the Spread Predictions

Rockets vs Lakers against the spread predictions refer to betting whether or not a team will win or lose by a certain amount of points or not. If we look at the last 20 games played between the Lakers and Rockets, the Rockets hold a slight advantage. They’ve done a good job of keeping games close on the road and they’ve dominated at home. With that being said, LeBron James is a new Laker and he brings a whole different storyline to the table here.

When betting against the spread, it’s crucial to keep every factor in mind. Injuries are typically the most important when betting NBA as teams can look entirely different with just one player off the floor. We’re here to do that hard work so you don’t have to. You can expect thorough and well-researched Lakers vs. Rockets against the spread predictions above.

Lakers vs Rockets Over/Under Betting

When deciding for Lakers vs Rockets over/under betting, it’s important to consider every factor. Pace might be the most important as it identifies just how fast a team likes to play. For the Rockets vs. Lakers, we should expect a middle of the road game in terms of speed. The Rockets are the faster team, but just barely. Make sure to keep an eye on this over/under as it could very well move if anyone is declared out. You can expect Rockets vs Lakers over/under predictions above. 

Lakers vs Rockets Moneyline Predictions

Betting the moneyline refers to betting on who will win the game. It doesn’t involve any spread and takes the guessing work out of your wager. With that said, it can be expensive to bet on a favorite and you must ensure the value is there. Betting the moneyline on an underdog is far more popular as you will get rewarded to do so. The Lakers have historically dominated the Lakers vs. Rockets moneyline predictions in terms of being the favorite.

Lakers vs Rockets Odds

The Rockets vs Lakers odds will continue to adjust as we approach game time. With so much history between these two squads, there is sure to be intense line movement. That can be a great or bad thing, depending on the position you want to take. When considering line movement in the NBA, you have to take plenty into consideration. A main one is the injury news and you will need to keep an eye out all the way up the start of game time. If a player is ruled out on either side of the court, the odds will drastically change. We’re here to keep you updated with top of the line NBA picks and predictions.

Live Streaming Lakers vs Rockets

The US currently doesn’t offer any sportsbooks that you can stream NBA games through. That could always change, so make sure to keep an eye out as we will be the ones to let you know. Currently, there are a few other ways to stream online and they all have to do with a paid streaming service. Here are some of the top options for live streaming Lakers vs Rockets game: YouTube TV, FuboTV or Hulu.

Jay Sanin
Jay Sanin is a sports writer and broadcaster from Albany, NY. He has covered sports betting and the gambling industry since 2013.