Lakers vs Rockets - NBA Picks for Tonight 3/15

Lakers vs Rockets - NBA Picks for Tonight 3/15

The Los Angeles Lakers are set to take on the Houston Rockets on March 15, 2023, at 8:00 PM at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX. This game is sure to be exciting, and both teams will be looking to put on a good show for their fans.

Los Angeles Lakers

Offense:

The Lakers have been playing well on offense this season, averaging 116.6 points per game, which ranks them 8th in the league. They also score an average of 55.0 points in the paint per game, which ranks them 4th in the league. The Lakers have been successful on the fast break, scoring an average of 16.7 points per game, which ranks them 4th in the league. They have also been successful in getting to the free-throw line, averaging 26.0 free throw attempts per game, which ranks them 2nd in the league.

Defense:

The Lakers' defense has been inconsistent this season, allowing an average of 117.2 points per game, which ranks them 21st in the league. They allow their opponents to score an average of 52.4 points in the paint per game, which ranks them 23rd in the league. The Lakers do a good job on the defensive glass, averaging 35.9 defensive rebounds per game, which ranks them 2nd in the league.

Houston Rockets

Offense:

The Rockets have struggled on offense this season, averaging only 110.3 points per game, which ranks them 29th in the league. However, they have been successful in the paint, scoring an average of 54.3 points per game, which ranks them 7th in the league. The Rockets have also been successful in getting to the free-throw line, averaging 25.4 free throw attempts per game, which ranks them 7th in the league.

Defense:

The Rockets' defense has also been inconsistent this season, allowing an average of 118.3 points per game, which ranks them 27th in the league. They allow their opponents to score an average of 47.9 points in the paint per game, which ranks them 7th in the league. The Rockets have been successful in blocking shots, averaging 4.8 blocks per game, which ranks them 13th in the league.

Betting Trends:

The Lakers have an ATS record of 34-34-1 this season, while the Rockets have an ATS record of 27-38-3. The Lakers are favored to win this game by 4.5 points, and the total over/under is set at TBD.

Injuries:

The Lakers will be without LeBron James and Anthony Davis, while the Rockets' Alperen Sengun is a game-time decision.

Prediction:

Given the Lakers' recent form and the Rockets' struggles this season, it's hard to see anything other than a comfortable win for the Lakers in this game. The absence of LeBron James and Anthony Davis could be a factor, but the Lakers still have a deep roster and should have enough to get the job done against the Rockets. The key will be for the Lakers' role players to step up and make an impact on both ends of the court. Expect the Lakers to control the game from start to finish and come away with a convincing win.

Pick: Lakers

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