Fans looking for a highly possible Western Conference Finals are in luck Thursday night. TNT will cover the Rockets and Lakers which means two of the best in the West. Of great concern for Houston are their defensive decline and James Harden’s recent battles with injury. Los Angeles has been having to deal with the emotional turmoil of the Kobe Bryant tragedy. It follows that this makes for a challenging betting on NBA Game handicap. To exemplify, we get two power teams battling internal issues and each other. All in a situation in which losses are simply too expensive.
Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers
|Date and Time:||Thursday, February 6, 2020, 10:30 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Staples Center, Los Angeles, California|
|Rockets vs. Lakers TV Coverage:||TNT|
|NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG:||Click Here|
Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers Overview
Los Angeles has posted three online betting payouts in their last eight games. Overall the Lakers are 37-11 straight up, 25-22-1 vs. the spread, and 24-24 on totals. LA ranks seventh in the NBA for both scoring offense and scoring defense. The first seed in the Western Conference belongs to the Lakers.
By contrast, the Rockets are 31-18 straight up, 23-26 against the spread, and 22-27 under the total. Houston has dropped three of their last five to the line. To show the Rockets rank second for scoring offense and 23rd for points allowed.
Key Rockets: SG James Harden (35.7 PTS, 6.5 REB, 7.2 AST, 43.6 FGPCT, 36.0 3PPCT, 86.5 FTPCT), PG Russell Westbrook (26.4 PTS, 8.0 REB, 7.4 AST, 45.4 FGPCT, 23.4 3PPCT, 79.1 FTPCT), C Clint Capela (13.9 PTS, 13.8 REB, 1.2 AST, 62.9 FGPCT, 0.0 3PPCT, 52.9 FTPCT)
Key Lakers: PF Anthony Davis (26.6 PTS, 9.1 REB, 3.3 AST, 50.9 FGPCT, 31.7 3PPCT, 86.6 FTPCT), SF LeBron James (25.0 PTS, 7.7 REB, 10.7 AST, 49.1 FGPCT, 34.2 3PPCT, 69.3 FTPCT), PF Kyle Kuzma (13.0 PTS, 4.2 REB, 1.0 AST, 43.2 FGPCT, 33.3 3PPCT, 74.3 FTPCT)
Houston and Los Angeles Against the Spread
The Rockets are:
- 2-7 against the spread in their last nine away games
- 4-5-1 under the total on the road
- 8-3 on the board in their last 11 away games vs. the Lakers
- 3-6 under the total vs. the Lakers at Staples Center
- 13-5 on the board in their last 18 games as a dog
- 7-4 over the total when getting points
The Lakers are:
- 3-6-1 vs. the odds in their last 10 games at Staples Center
- 4-5 under the total in-home court matchups
- 3-7-1 with the line in their last 11 games as a chalk
- 5-2 over the total when laying points
- 6-2 on the board head to head with the Rockets
- 6-2 over the total in their last eight games vs. Houston
Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers Betting on NBA Games Picks
As was previously noted, LA has struggled for betting on NBA games in this situation. Their role at home and as a favorite is not impressive against the spread. Further, the Rockets have the proven ability to get paid at the Staples Center. And as a dog. Look for that to continue in this one.
Rockets vs. Lakers NBA Betting Online Pick: Houston Rockets
Rockets vs. Lakers NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Rockets 108, Lakers 105