Lakers vs. Rockets Prediction
Should bettors bet the over when the Houston Rockets host the Los Angeles Lakers at 8:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday night?
Who Oddsmakers Like: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Rockets are 13.5-point home favorites to beat the Lakers, who opened as a 15.5-point road underdogs. The total, meanwhile, sits at 226.5 after hitting the board at 224.5.
Who Public Bettors Like: As of Wednesday morning, 52% of the betting tickets were on the Rockets but 95% of the money is on the Lakers.
Injury Report: For the Nets, Brook Lopez is out with an ankle injury and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is also out due to a personal reason. On the other side, Luc Mbah a Moute remains out for the Rockets with a shoulder injury.
Who We Like: The over. In the last four meetings between these two teams in Houston, the over is a perfect 4-0. The combined score has also go over the total in five of the last six meetings between these two teams overall.
The over is also 6-2 in the Lakers' last eight games against Western Conference opponents, is 5-2 in their last seven games playing on one day of rest, and is 12-5 in their last 17 games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game. The over is 19-8-1 in their last 28 games versus Southwest opponents as well.
Meanwhile, the over is 6-1 in the Rockets' last seven games overall, is 4-1 in their last five home games, and is 5-0 in their last five games versus Western Conference opponents. The over is 6-1 in Houston's last seven games coming off a win, too.
WEDNESDAY NBA PREDICTION: ROCKETS/LAKERS OVER 226.5