Rockets vs. Lakers Prediction

Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 2/21/19 NBA Predictions & Odds

Will the Los Angeles Lakers get themselves on track to start the second part of the NBA season when they host the Houston Rockets tonight at 10:30PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

509 Houston Rockets vs. 510 Los Angeles Lakers

Thursday, February 21, 2019

10:30PM ET – STAPLES Center

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Rockets are the road favorite tonight, as they are getting odds of -3 points against the Lakers. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 233 points. The public betting for this game currently has 65 percent going on the Rockets on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Rockets looking for consistency again

Houston dropped two of its last three before the break, including a 121-111 loss at Minnesota. The Rockets are just 3-6 against the spread in their last nine games. Houston is 33-24 on the season, 13-15 on the road, 26-30-1 against the spread and 32-24-1 with the over.

The Rockets are putting up 113.1 points per game on offense while shooting 44.6 percent from the field. Defensively, Houston is giving up 111.1 points per game while opponents shoot 47.6 percent against them. Clint Capela could return tonight from his thumb injury while guard Iman Shumpert is expected to be out due to a knee injury. Capela was averaging 17.6 points and 12.6 rebounds per game prior to the injury. James Harden is leading the team with 36.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 7.7 assists per contest.

Lakers stumbling

Los Angeles is coming off a 117-113 loss at Atlanta before the break and the Lakers dropped four of their last five as part of a 6-game road trip to end the first half of the season. Los Angeles is 28-29 on the season, 16-12 at home, 24-31-2 against the spread and 34-22-1 with the under.

The Lakers are averaging 112.2 points per game on offense while shooting 47.3 percent from the field. Defensively, Los Angeles is giving up 113.4 points per game while limiting opponents to 44.8 percent shooting. LeBron James is leading the team with 26.8 points, 8.6 rebounds and 7.6 assists per contest. Kyle Kuzma is adding 19.1 points and 5.6 rebounds per contest.

NBA Betting Trends

Houston

The Rockets are 2-7 against the spread in their last nine road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a loss.

Los Angeles

The Lakers are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven conference games, but just 1-4-1 ATS in their last six home games.

Prediction:

The Lakers haven’t been looking good and LeBron hasn’t been the usual LeBron. James is still healing up from his groin injury and doesn’t have a supporting cast to really bail him out. Houston is getting Capela back, which is a big addition. Chris Paul returning hasn’t really done much for the team, but Capela is a huge asset on both sides of the floor. I expect Houston to really roll past this Laker team without much defense to stop it.

NBA Prediction: Houston Rockets -3

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