The Lakers were the best road team in the NBA this season and they have a good chance to cover the NBA Playoffs odds on Friday.
2009 NBA Playoffs betting saw the Rockets upset the Lakers in Game 1 of this series while the Lakers came back in Game 2. Yao Ming was great in Game 1 while Kobe Bryant controlled Game 2. It will be interesting to see who dominates this 2009 NBA Playoffs betting matchup.
The 2009 NBA Playoffs betting trends are somewhat mixed on this game. The Lakers are 8-3-1 against the NBA Playoffs odds in their last 12 Conference Semifinals games. The Lakers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. the Southwest Division. The problem for the Lakers in this 2009 NBA Playoffs betting game is that they are only 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Lakers are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Houston. The favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings between the two teams.
Houston has mixed 2009 NBA Playoffs betting trends as well. The Rockets are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games. The Rockets are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 vs. the Pacific Division. The Rockets were 33-8 at home during the regular season so they do have a solid home court edge. Friday’s game should be interesting since the Lakers are great on the road while the Rockets are very good at home.
The NBA Playoffs odds total might point to an under on Friday. The Under is 4-1 in the Lakers last 5 vs. the Southwest Division. The Over is 4-1 versus the NBA Playoffs odds in the Lakers last 5 Conference Semifinals games. The Under is 8-2 in the Lakers last 10 road games an0064 5-0 in the Rockets last 5 home games as sports book stats show. The Over is 5-2 in the Rockets last 7 vs. the Pacific Division as online sportsbook trends show.