Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers 10/31/2021 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers 10/31/2021 – The Los Angeles Lakers have managed to get to an even record after the first six games of the season. This team now hopes to get a winning record as they face one of the youngest teams in the NBA, the Houston Rockets, on October 31, Sunday. The game will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California and the tip-off starts at 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Spectrum Sportsnet has the game live on television while NBA League Pass carries the online live stream. The Los Angeles Lakers are the huge favorites to win in NBA game odds to win over the Houston Rockets.
Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers 10/31/2021
Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers 10/31/2021 Betting Odds
Houston Rockets Betting
The Houston Rockets have been experimenting a lot with their young core of players but have only managed to pick up only one win in their first five games. The only win that they registered was against the Oklahoma City Thunder but this team had a three-game losing streak after. Their most recent opponents were the Utah Jazz and lost by a wide margin of 31 points. Rookie Jalen Green is still learning the ropes of the NBA as he shot 3-of-16 from the field to finish with 13 points. Christian Wood and Eric Gordon were the team’s best scorers combining for 30 points.
Players to watch: C. Wood C 5 GP 5 GS 33 MIN 19.8 PTS 2.8 OR 8.4 DR 11.2 REB 1.8 AST 0.8 STL 1 BLK 1.4 TO 2.2 PF 1.3 AST/TO 21.40 PER
J. Green SG 5 GP 5 GS 32 MIN 14.2 PTS 0.2 OR 3.6 DR 3.8 REB 2.6 AST 1 STL 0.8 BLK 1.8 TO 1.2 PF 1.4 AST/TO 9.44 PER
E. Gordon SG 5 GP 0 GS 25.4 MIN 13.8 PTS 0 OR 1.8 DR 1.8 REB 1.6 AST 0.8 STL 0.2 BLK 1.2 TO 0.4 PF 1.3 AST/TO 17.56 PER.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting
The Los Angeles Lakers suffered a very tough loss against the Oklahoma City Thunder but were able to bounce back with a 12-point defeat against the Cleveland Cavaliers. LeBron James was the top scorer during that game doing 26 points, eight assists and three steals. Just behind him was Carmelo Anthony as he tallied 24 points on 75% shooting from the field. Russell Westbrook looks more comfortable running with James doing 19 points, six rebounds and five assists while Anthony Davis did 15 points, nine rebounds, three assists and three blocks against the Thunder.
Players to Watch: A. Davis PF 6 GP 6 GS 36.8 MIN 26.2 PTS 3.8 OR 7.3 DR 11.2 REB 2.7 AST 0.7 STL 2.5 BLK 1.8 TO 1.7 PF 1.5 AST/TO 27.92 PER
L. James SF 4 GP 4 GS 38 MIN 26 PTS 0.5 OR 5 DR 5.5 REB 6 AST 2 STL 1 BLK 4.8 TO 2.8 PF 1.3 AST/TO 21.55 PER
R. Westbrook PG 6 GP 6 GS 35.8 MIN 18 PTS 1.5 OR 7.3 DR 8.8 REB 8.7 AST 1.7 STL 0.2 BLK 5.7 TO 3.8 PF 1.5 AST/TO 14.85 PER.
Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers 10/31/2021 Betting Numbers
Houston are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
Los Angeles Lakers
LA Lakers are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games.
Danuel House Jr. SG Foot is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs LA Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers
Trevor Ariza SF Ankle is out indefinitely
Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting Picks
There is no question that the Los Angeles Lakers will be the favored team to win against the Houston Rockets and the top online sportsbook sees a blowout. But the Lakers games are quite close so don’t be surprised if the Rockets go below the spread.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Rockets if they pull an upset victory is at +650 while the Lakers are -1000.
ATS: It is a very wide 12.5 points on the ATS for this game with the Lakers getting the -12.5 while the Rockets are on the other side with +12.5.
TOTALs: The total handed to both teams in this matchup is set at 224 points with the Lakers going over and the Rockets are under.
Score Prediction: 117 – 104, Lakers