Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 16 (1/16): NBA

Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 16 (1/16): NBA

 

Odds

Time 10:30 p.m. EST
Rockets money line +230
Rockets spread +6.5 (-110)
Lakers money line -278
Lakers spread -6.5 (-110)
Over / under 234.5

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Houston Rockets Los Angeles Lakers
Record 10-33 19-24
Home / road record 4-19 10-10
Streak L10 L3
Points per game 109.00 116.00
Points allowed per game 116.00 117.00
Rebounds per game 46.00 45.00
Rebounds allowed per game 42.00 45.00
Over / under record 21-21-1 24-19
 

Preview

The Houston Rockets continue continue on the road and will visit the Los Angeles Lakers at the Crypto.com Arena on Monday night. These teams faced each other 4 times last season and the Lakers led 3-1 but covered the spread only once.  

 

Houston Rockets

The Rockets have their last 10 games and are 4-19 on the road this season with a 10-33 record overall ranking 5th in the Southwest Division. The Rockets are 5-20 in conference matchups. Houston has a 7-22 record against opponents above .500.

Kevin Porter Jr. is averaging 19.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.6 assists for the Rockets. Jalen Green is averaging 20.5 points and 4.5 rebounds while shooting 39.8% over the last 10 games for Houston.

In their last 10 games the Rockets are 0-10, averaging 105.7 points, 44.9 rebounds, 23.1 assists, 6.5 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 43.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 122.3 points.

Los Angeles Lakers

The Lakers have lost their last 3 games and are 10-10 at home so far this season ranking 5th in the Pacific. The Lakers are 8-15 against Western Conference opponents. Los Angeles ranks third in the Western Conference with 16.5 fast break points per game led by James averaging 5.7.

James is averaging 29.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 6.9 assists for the Lakers. Russell Westbrook is averaging 14.9 points over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.

In their last 10 games the Lakers are 6-4, averaging 119.2 points, 46.7 rebounds, 26.8 assists, 6.2 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 50.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.9 points per game.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Houston are 0-10 SU in their last 10 games.

Houston are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against LA Lakers.

Houston are 1-10 SU in their last 11 games against LA Lakers.

Houston are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.

Houston are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers.

LA Lakers are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Lakers' last 7 games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Lakers' last 5 games against Houston.

 

Prediction

The Rockets continue to lose games as they're on a 10 game losing streak and have failed to cover the spread in the last 6 games. The Lakers have played well but had a couple of tough losses against the 76ers ad the Mavs. They will be playing on b2b games so there's a chance that they rest Lebron for this game so I'd take the Rockets before that happens.

PICK: Rockets +6.5 (-110)

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