Rockets vs. Lakers Prediction
The Lakers were throttling the Rockets at halftime on Sunday night but Houston stormed backed in the fourth quarter to cover as a double-digit underdog. Will the Rockets produce again for bettors on Tuesday night when these two teams meet again at 10:30 p.m. ET?
559 Houston Rockets (+10) at 560 Los Angeles Lakers (-10); o/u 218
10:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Venue: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA
Houston Rockets DFS Notes
Christian Wood had a 16-point, 13-rebound double-double in Sunday’s ugly loss to the Lakers, also adding two assists, one triple and three turnovers in 35 minutes. Wood didn’t have any defensive stats and made just one of his seven shots from the charity stripe, so it wasn’t all good for the young big man tonight. His 71.4% free throw percentage before tonight will fall to 57.1% after his struggles there on Sunday, but there was a lid on the basket for a lot of this game for Houston. Keep hanging in there with Wood as his ceiling is nearly unlimited and he’ll only get better as the season progresses.
Los Angeles Lakers DFS Notes
LeBron James is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Rockets. He played well on Sunday but unlike teammate Anthony Davis, who is probable, LeBron only gets the questionable tag. Chances are he'll play but this game should be a blowout and is possible the Laker stars could see limited minutes in the second half if they can build a big lead.
Rockets vs. Lakers NBA Betting Prediction
The Rockets are 12-5 against the spread in their last 17 games in L.A., are 7-2 against the number in their last nine road games and are 8-2 at the betting window in their last nine games as a road underdog. The Lakers, meanwhile, are 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 games overall, are 1-6 against the number in their last seven games as a home favorite and are 1-6 at the betting window in their last seven home games.
NBA FINALS BETTING PREDICTION: HOUSTON ROCKETS +10