The Houston Rockets (16-53) travel to meet the Los Angeles Lakers (39-30) Wednesday at Staples Center. Tip-off is set for 10:30 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze the Rockets vs. Lakers odds and lines, with NBA picks and predictions.
The Rockets put up a fight last time out, falling 140-129 in Portland as 14.5-point underdogs. While they’re on a six-game losing streak, Houston has covered its past three games as underdogs of 14.5 or more points.
The Lakers are one-game behind the Dallas Mavericks for the sixth spot, as they look to avoid the play-in round. L.A. is coming off a 101-99 win in overtime, winning back-to-back games for the first time since March 26-28.
Rockets at Lakers: Odds, spread and lines
- Money line : Rockets +750 (bet $100 to win $750) | Lakers -1200 (bet $1,200 to win $100)
- Against the spread/ATS : Rockets +13 (-105) | Lakers -13 (-115)
- Over/Under : 223.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
Rockets at Lakers: Key injuries
- SG Avery Bradley (personal) questionable
- SG Eric Gordon (groin) out
- SF Danuel House Jr. (ankle) questionable
- SG Kevin Porter Jr. (ankle) questionable
- PF Christian Wood (ankle) questionable
- SF Jared Dudley (knee) out
- SF LeBron James (ankle) out
- PG Dennis Schroder (calf) out
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Rockets at Lakers: Odds, lines, predictions and picks
Lakers 124, Rockets 115
Money line (ML)
The Lakers (-1200) will cost you 12 times your potential return, and there is never a reason to bet a favorite that heavy.
Against the spread (ATS)
The ROCKETS +13 (-110) are worth playing as they have been on fire against big numbers. They’re 9-1 ATS this season as an underdog of 12.5 or more points. The Lakers -13 (-110) are just 3-8-1 ATS across the past 12 games overall, and they’re 0-2-1 ATS in the past three as a double-digit favorite.
OVER 223.5 (-110) is the way to go cashing in each of the past five games for the Rockets. The Over is also 4-0 in Houston’s past four on the road.
The Under is 3-1-1 in L.A.’s past five games overall, but they Over is 6-1 in their past seven against teams with a losing overall mark.
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