Lakers vs. Rockets Prediction
Did oddsmakers over-inflate the over/under for today's Lakers-Rockets matchup at 3:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Rockets are now 13.5-point home favorites over the Lakers after the number opened at Houston -14. The total has also dropped from 212 down to 211.5.
Los Angeles enters play having lost eight of its last 10 and is just 4-6 against the spread during that stretch, while Houston has dropped seven of 10 and is also just 4-6 ATS in those games.
The Lakers aren't scoring. They only racked up 81 points in a 103-81 loss to the Clippers on April 5 and then matched their offensive total in a 91-81 loss to those same Clippers a night later. They did register 102 points in a 110-102 loss to the Pelicans on Friday night, but it's unlikely that they're going to contribute enough to push the combined score over the total today.
The under is 5-0 in the Lakers' last five games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in its previous game and 11-4 in their last 15 games coming off a loss. The under is also 6-1 in the Rockets' last seven games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous contest.
SUNDAY NBA FREE PICK: LAKERS/ROCKETS UNDER 211.5