NBA betting scheduling information demonstrates that it is the second game of a five-game homestand for the Rockets while it is the first of a two-game road trip and the first game of a back-to-back for the Lakers as they are at San Antonio tomorrow night.
Basketball betting trends are on the side of the Lakers in this game. Los Angeles is 6-4 straight up and 7-3 versus the basketball odds in the last ten meetings against Houston. The teams met earlier this season in Los Angeles and the Lakers blew away the Rockets by a score of 111-82 as basketball betting stats show. The Lakers have won three of the last five games at Houston as NBA betting stats indicate.
Houston has had all kinds of trouble against the basketball betting number at home. The Rockets have been a money burner at home versus the basketball betting pointspread this season. The Rockets have a high profile, not as high as the Lakers of course, but a profile with Yao Ming, Tracy McGrady and Ron Artest that oftentimes has them overvalued in terms of basketball odds. The Rockets are a below average team offensively and they can struggle to cover the basketball betting pointspread. They are solid defensively and that has led them to more basketball betting success on the road.
The Lakers are almost always overvalued and that means despite a great overall record, they are about .500 against the basketball betting pointspread. Kobe Bryant leads the Lakers in scoring as NBA betting numbers illustrate and he gets a lot of support from a solid roster of players. Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum, Derek Fisher and Lamar Odom can all score in double digits on a regular basis.
Looking at the basketball betting total we see that the last two meetings have landed right on the number. Three of the previous four had gone under the basketball betting total.
The Lakers and Rockets have a lot of public appeal and should provide great basketball betting. Open a New Account at SBG Global and begin your NBA betting today.