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(10-18) Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets (25-4)
Date: Saturday, December 30
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston, TX.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Rockets -14
NBA Betting Total: 225
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Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers have lost five games in a row dating back to two weeks ago when they went into Houston and ended the Rockets’ 14-game winning streak.
On Friday, the Lakers held a meeting to air out any grievances. Apparently, Luke Walton gave anybody who wanted it, the floor to speak about troubles they are having with the team and/or the organization. And apparently, a lot of players aren’t happy; some seem to think that some guy named LeBron James is going to take their job.
Meanwhile, Lonzo Ball continues to nurse his sore shoulder on the bench. He won’t back for this game either. The Lakers really don’t have another point guard, in the meantime. And as much as Lonzo has struggled, life without him is not easier.
LA’s last four losses have come at home and now they have to hit the road against a struggling Rockets team. Brandon Ingram continues to carry most of the offensive burden. He’s taken 20 shots from the field in each of his last two games and has made 17. He won’t be an efficient scorer until he gets more help.
Houston hasn’t won a game since it lost its 14-game winning streak against the Lakers two weeks ago. The Rockets now have the longest losing streak in the NBA with five. Well, at least it’s even with the Lakers’.
So something has to give on Sunday and the loser will come out of this game as the sole holder of the longest active losing streak in the NBA.
Houston has hit a little snag, but it has some excuses. Chris Paul and Clint Capela have been hurt. Capela will be back for this game and he shouldn’t have any lingering problems after giving his eye bone time to reduce the swelling and relax. Chris Paul returned on Friday against the Wizards. Obviously, it wasn’t enough but Washington played extremely well, as it usually does when it’s going up against a good team like Houston.
The Rockets will be just fine and they will prove that on Sunday at the Toyota Center.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 8-1 in LAL last 9 overall.
- Over is 21-8-1 in LAL last 30 vs. NBA Southwest.
- Over is 7-1 in HOU last 8 vs. Western Conference.
- Over is 8-3-1 in HOU last 12 overall.
- HOU are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Pacific.
- Head to Head: Favorite is 16-5 ATS in the last 21 meetings.
- Head to Head: LAL are 7-19 ATS in the last 26 meetings.
Free Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets NBA Prediction: the Rockets snap the losing streak with a big win over the Lakers.
The Lakers are going to give a big effort, too. But this is a revenge game for Houston and one where it should have all its key players back. Houston will be too much for LA.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: No odds available but a final score prediction is below.
NBA Free Score Prediction: LA 108 – Houston 122
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