Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers - 1/18/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Los Angeles Lakers at Houston Rockets

Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 8:30 PM (Toyota Center)

Rockets -2, O/U 235

The Los Angeles Lakers are traveling to the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas to face off against the Houston Rockets. The Los Angeles Lakers are 33-8 on the year and 17-3 away, following a 1 point loss to the Orlando Magic. The Houston Rockets are coming off of a 10 point loss to the Portland Trailblazers, dropping them to 26-14 on the year and 14-5 at home.

 

The Los Angeles Lakers enter this game averaging 114.0 points per game and also allow 105.4 points per game. The Lakers are led by 35 year old small forward, Lebron James. James is leading the league in assist, averaging 10.9 assist per game. Lebron is still dominate, averaging 25.4 points per game and 7.7 rebounds per game. James is 35 years old and still almost averaging a triple double.

 

The Houston Rockets are averaging 118.7 points per game and also allows 114.0 points per game. The Rockets are led by 30 year old, James Harden. Harden is leading the league in scoring, averaging an amazing 37.2 points per game. Harden also leads the Rockets in assist, averaging 7.5 assist per game.

 

Recent Betting Trends

 

The Los Angeles Lakers are 22-18-1 ATS this year.

 

The Lakers are 4-1 ATS their last 5 games.

 

The Houston Rockets are 19-21 ATS this year.

 

The Rockets are 1-4 ATS their last 5 games.

 

In this matchup I like the Los Angeles Lakers to win and grab the points. The Lakers are 4-1 ATS their last 5 games and the Houston Rockets are 1-4 ATS their last 5 games. The Los Angeles Lakers also have Lebron James. Final score prediction, the Los Angeles Lakers win and grab the points 116-104.

Nate’s Pick Lakers +2

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.