Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Lakers
Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 10:30 PM (Staples Center)
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The Houston Rockets are traveling to the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California to face off against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Houston Rockets are 32-18 on the year and 14-11 away, following a 15 point win against the Charlette Hornets. The Los Angeles Lakers are coming into this game off of a 27 point win against the San Antonio Spurs, making them 38-11 on the year and 17-6 at home.
The Houston Rockets enter this matchup averaging 118.8 points per game and also allow 114.5 points per game. The Rockets are led by 30 year old, James Harden. Harden leads Houston and the entire league in scoring, averaging 35.8 points per game. The Rockets will need some big time scoring from Harden if they want a chance to beat the Lakers.
The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 114.3 points per game and also allow 106.8 points per game. The Lakers are led by 26 year old, Anthony Davis. Davis leads the Lakers in scoring and rebounding, averaging 26.4 points per game and 9.1 rebounds per game. Los Angeles will need a big game from Anthony Davis and Lebron James to defend their homecourt.
Recent Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 24-26 ATS this year.
The Rockets are 2-7 ATS their last 9 games on the road.
The Los Angeles Lakers are 26-22-1 ATS this year.
The total has gone over in 10 of the Laker’s last 12 games.
In this matchup I like the Los Angeles Lakers to win and cover the spread. The Lakers are better ATS this year and the Rockets are even worse ATS on the road, going 2-7 ATS their last 9 games on the road. Final score prediction, the Los Angeles Lakers will win and cover the spread 128-112.