The Lakers will be trying to even their best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal series against Houston after dropping the opener on Monday. Los Angeles is a 10 point favorite in basketball playoffs odds.
NBA Playoffs betting will be popular on the Lakers because they can’t play much worse than they did in Game 1. The Lakers also seem very confident they will bounce back with a big effort on Tuesday. "Last year we kind of had a cakewalk to the NBA finals, it feels good to be tested a little bit," Kobe Bryant said, "To be champions, you got to go through some stuff. You got to have the resolve to be able to fight through a little adversity and respond, so here it is."
One of the keys for the Lakers on Wednesday will be stopping Houston’s Yao Ming who had 28 points and 10 rebounds in Game 1. Andrew Bynum will need to do a much better job of defending Yao.
Many of the NBA Playoffs betting stats favor the Lakers on Wednesday. The one positive NBA Playoffs betting stat for Houston is that they are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 playoff games as an underdog. The Rockets are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 vs. the Pacific Division as basketball playoffs odds numbers indicate. NBA Playoffs betting numbers tell us that the Rockets are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Lakers are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 NBA Playoffs betting Conference Semifinals games. The one warning sign for gamblers taking the Lakers in basketball playoffs odds is that the Lakers are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 playoff games as a favorite. The Lakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall as NBA Playoffs betting information shows.
NBA Playoffs betting numbers for the total show that the Under is 5-0 in the Rockets last 5 overall. The Under is 16-5 in the Rockets last 21 Wednesday games as NBA Playoffs betting statistics tell us and 8-3 in the Rockets last 11 games as a road underdog.
The Under is 4-0 in the Lakers last 4 vs. the Southwest Division, 4-0 in Lakers last 4 NBA Playoffs betting games as a favorite, and 10-4 in the Lakers last 14 games as a home favorite as NBA Playoffs betting stats indicate.
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