Betting on today’s Rockets and Lakers game? Catch the action at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA, as the Lakers hosts this showdown at 9:30 ET on SN-LA. The over/under for this game is set at 219.5 points, and the Lakers are the home favorites against the Rockets in a Western conference matchup.
HOUSTON ROCKETS VS LOS ANGELES LAKERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Houston Rockets +5.5
This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena at 9:30 ET on Sunday, November 19th.
WHY BET THE HOUSTON ROCKETS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 109-108 in favor of the Rockets.
- Our projections have Alperen Sengün finishing with Alperen Sengün points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists.
- From the field, we have the Rockets finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.8% and knocking down 12 threes.
Can the Rockets Lock in a Win at Los Angeles?
Today, the Rockets are entering the action with an overall record of 6-4 and have achieved a 2-1 record over their last three games. Away from home, the Rockets have a 0-3 record this season, while maintaining a 6-1 record in their home games.
Against the spread, the Rockets have covered in seven straight games and have an overall ATS record of 7-3. In their last six home games, Houston has successfully covered the spread, and they maintain an ATS record of 6-1 at home compared to 1-2 on the road.
The Rockets’ offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 100 points versus the Clippers. During the game, they attempted 31 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 43.2%. The top scorer for the Rockets was Alperen Sengün with 23 points, while Jalen Green also chipped in with 20 points.
The Rockets’ defense is presently ranked 2nd in the league, allowing an average of 105.8 points per contest.
Houston’s defense is currently forcing 12.6 turnovers per game, which is 7th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 28th in blocked shots, with an average of 3.5 rejections per game.
Will Los Angeles Find a Way to Win at Home?
Looking at the Lakers’ previous ten games, they are 7-3 and face the Rockets with an overall mark of 7-6. The team is presently 7th in the Western Conference and 2nd in the Pacific division.
Los Angeles comes in with an overall ATS record of 5-8 so far this season. This season, Los Angeles has a 3-5 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 2-3 when playing as underdogs.
Against the Trail Blazers, the Lakers had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 112.4 points per game. They scored 107 points and posted a field goal percentage of 49.4% in the game. The team’s scoring leader is LeBron James, who holds an average of 25.5 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Anthony Davis is averaging 21.6 points per game this season.
Coming into the game, the Lakers’ defense is giving up an average of 114.3 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 53.8% of their games.
On two point field goal attempts, the Lakers’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 52.4% and allowing 36.5% from beyond the arc.