Rockets vs. Lakers Game 5 Prediction
The Lakers will attempt to eliminate the Rockets on Saturday night in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals at 8:00 p.m. ET. Winners both on the court and at the betting window in their last three games, will the Lakers prevail again tonight?
723 Houston Rockets (+6.5) at 724 Los Angeles Lakers (-6.5); o/u 215.5
8:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, September 12, 2020
ESPN, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Lake Buena Vista, FL
Houston Rockets DFS Spin
Danuel House has left The Bubble after the NBA concluded their investigation and he will not play in any additional games for Houston this season. House reportedly had a guest in his hotel room after hours, which was a clear violation of the league rules and he's now been banned from The Bubble. Eric Gordon will be starting the rest of the way sans House, and there will be some more minutes available for Ben McLemore and Jeff Green.
Los Angeles Lakers DFS Spin
LeBron James hit 7-of-17 shots for 16 points, 15 rebounds, nine assists, two steals and four turnovers in Thursday's 110-100 Game 4 win over the Rockets to take a 3-1 lead in the series. LeBron, who missed all five of his 3-point attempts, was arguably better than Anthony Davis, who hit 10-of-18 shots for 29 points, 12 rebounds and five assists in the win, and missed a triple-double by just one assist tonight. The Lakers are poised to take the series with a win on Saturday or Monday, and this could truly be shaping up as the 'Year of Mamba.'
Rockets vs. Lakers Game 5 Betting Prediction
The under has now cashed in five of the last six meetings between these two teams and is 6-1 in the Rockets’ last seven games overall. The under is also 8-2 in Houston’s last 10 games when its an underdog, is 13-3 in the Rockets’ last 16 games playing on one day of rest and is 5-0 the last five times they’ve failed to cover in their previous game. The under is also 5-1 in the Lakers’ last six games versus a team with a winning record and is 10-3 in their last 13 matchups following a straight up victory. With the way the Rockets have shot in this series (which is to say, not well) and given how well the Lakers have played defensively, the under is the best play tonight in Orlando.
NBA PLAYOFFS BETTING PREDICTION: ROCKETS/LAKERS GAME 5 UNDER 215.5