Lakers vs. Rockets Prediction
Will tonight's Lakers and Rockets matchup at 8:00PM ET in Houston be a high-scoring game for bettors?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Rockets are now 17-point home favorites versus the Lakers after opening as a 16.5-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 235 and that's where it currently sits at the majority of sports books.
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Los Angeles seemingly continues to tank games and is now just 1-9 over its last 10 games. The team is coming off back-to-back losses to the 76ers and Nuggets, the later of which they were blown out 129-101 in Denver on Monday night. The Lakers are just 1-8-1 against the spread over their last 10 games and are 16-20 ATS on the road this season.
Houston has now won back-to-back games, beating the Bulls in Chicago 115-94 and the Cavaliers at home 117-112 on Sunday night. They've now won six of their last 10 games on the hardwood but are just 5-5 at the betting window during that same stretch. They're 38-29 against the spread on the season but just 15-18 ATS at home this year.
OUR PREDICTION: The over has cashed in all four of the last four meetings between these two teams and is 4-1 in the last five meetings in Houston. The over is also 7-1 in the Lakers' last eight road games, is 4-0 in their last four games overall, and is 6-2 in their last eight games playing on one day of rest. On the other side, the over is 7-2 in the Rockets' last nine home games, is 4-0 in their last four games playing on two days of rest and is 5-1 in their last six home games versus a team with a losing road record.
WEDNESDAY NBA PREDICTION: LAKERS/ROCKETS OVER 235