Lakers vs Rockets Prediction

12 January 2021

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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 with the Lakers winning over 60% of the games. The Rockets vs Lakers is sure to be a phenomenal game as two of the best teams in the entire league will face off. You will find the best NBA Picks for the Lakers vs Rockets below. 

Lakers vs Rockets Betting Pick

Tuesday night at 8:00 PM ET in the Toyota Center

✅ The Rockets vs Lakers faced off just three days ago and the Rockets won the game by a score of 120-102 in Houston. This game will take place in the same arena, but sportsbooks are expecting a much different game here with the Lakers a big favorite. While I do think the Lakers are the far better team, the Rockets actually matchup quite well and give Los Angeles some real issues to consider.

✅ The Lakers vs Rockets will match up on Tuesday night at 8:00 PM ET in the Toyota Center. The Lakers come in as 5.5-point favorites and we’re looking at a 223.5 over/under here. The Rockets vs. Lakers is a game we see plenty of times every season with both of these teams being mainstays in the western conference playoffs over the last two decades. In fact, these teams played each other just a few days ago, so we have a pretty strong idea of what to expect. 

✅ Anthony Davis and LeBron James have been dinged up early in the season and both are questionable going into this game, though they are fully expected to give it a go. James Harden finally looked like himself in the last game and the combo of John Wall and Christian Wood might be the most efficient bunch Harden has found himself around since OKC. 

✅ We expect the Rockets to stay right with the Lakers and it would be no surprise to see them beat them again. LeBron might take this game a bit more serious, but the Rockets have the firepower to match anything James does on his own. The surrounding pieces on the Lakers are taking a bit too long to adjust and the Rockets know how to play with each other. 

The Pick: Rockets +5.5

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 with the Lakers winning just over 60% of the matchups. It makes sense with the historical dominance that the Los Angeles Lakers franchise has put onto others. With that being said, the Rockets are the ones who have dominated since 2010, winning over 55% of the contests. 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.

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