Rockets vs. Lakers - 4/10/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (16-63) at Houston Rockets (38-41)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Toyota Center)
The Line: Houston Rockets -12 -- Over/Under: 212 See the Latest Odds
TV: TWC SN
The Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets meet Sunday afternoon at the Toyota Center.
The Los Angeles Lakers could use a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 97.4 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 106.7 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Kobe Bryant is averaging 16.7 points and 2.8 assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 15.5 points and 3.9 rebounds. Louis Williams is grabbing 2.5 rebounds and D'Angelo Russell is dishing 3.3 assists. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Lakers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers haven’t won a road game since February 4.
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The Houston Rockets could also use a win in order to remain in the playoff hunt. The Houston Rockets are averaging 105.8 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 106.6 points on 46 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 28.7 points and 7.5 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 13.7 points and 11.8 rebounds. Michael Beasley is grabbing 5.2 rebounds and Trevor Ariza is dishing 2.3 assists. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 69.5 percent from the free throw line. The Rockets are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have split their last 10 home games.
The Lakers are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Rockets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games. The Lakers are 3-9 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Houston and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
I'm not laying this much chalk with a Rockets team that just lost to the Suns at home. Houston is by far the most disapointing team in the league. So, I'm siding with the over considering neither of these clubs play defense. The over is also 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between these two clubs in Houston.