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2023 NBA Handicapping
(34-35) Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets (16-52)
Date: Wednesday, March 15th
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Moneyline NBA Odds: Lakers -200 | Rockets +160 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Lakers -2.5
Today’s NBA Betting Total: 230.5
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As can be seen, the Los Angeles Lakers are completing a back-to-back set having defeated the Pelicans 123-108 on Tuesday while the Rockets last played Monday shocking the Celtics with a 111-109 victory.
The Lakers are 34-33-2 overall against the spread this season. Also, they are 16-18-1 ATS as the away team. Another key point, the Rockets are 26-39-3 against the spread this season. Also, they are 15-17-2 ATS as the home team
Wednesday, March 15th, finds the Los Angeles Lakers facing the Houston Rockets for the second of three scheduled meetings this season. LA won the initial January 16th match (140-132). Houston will host the final meeting on April 2nd.
Last season, the squads played four times with the Lakers winning three of the four contests. The Lakers hold the all-time record having bested the Rockets in 145 of their 231 matches.
*Editor’s Note: Statistics and rankings are current as of this writing, Tuesday, March 14th. Numbers may vary slightly entering games on Wednesday, March 15th.
Los Angeles Lakers
On the negative side, the Lakers are having to make up for the hole they dug themselves early in the season. There are palpable improvements witnessed in their rise in both the defensive and offensive statistics.
Specifically, LA allows opponents to score an average of 117.1 points per game ranking 21st. Their opponents shoot 46.7% from the field and 34.1% from behind the arc ranking eighth and second respectively.
Another key point, the Lakers score 116.7 points per game which rank eighth-best while shooting 47.9 percent from the field and 34.2 percent from the perimeter ranking 10th and 26th respectively.
To summarize the injury report…
- Anthony Davis PF (OUT—rest)
- LeBron James SF (OUT—foot)
- Mo Bamba PG (OUT— ankle)
Development and growth are the focus of the Rockets who witnessed the dividends of those lessons in the victory versus the Celtics. Jalen Green (28) led the way but Jabari Smith Jr. is also experiencing success registering 24 points (his third consecutive 20 point game).
Offensively, the Rockets score 110.3 points per game ranking 29th overall. Houston shoots 45.4% from the field which also ranks 29th while they shoot 32.9% from the perimeter ranking 30th overall.
Meanwhile, defensively, the Rockets allow opponents to score 118.3 points per game which ranks 27th overall, while Houston’s foes shoot 47.9% and 37.5% from the perimeter ranking 22nd and 28th respectively.
To summarize the injury report…
- Alperen Sengun, PF (questionable—groin)
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Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets NBA Betting Trends:
- Above all, the Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
- The Lakers are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games against Houston.
- By comparison, the Rockets are 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games.
- In summary, the Rockets are 3-14 SU in their last 17 games.
Free Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets NBA Prediction:
Resting Davis seems logical given the load he’s carried of late combined with who the opponent is while the Rockets will seek to play spoiler. It’s not completely out of the question for Houston to win consecutive games although unlikely.
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