Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers 3/12/2020 NBA Spread and Picks
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Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers 3/12/2020 – The Los Angeles Lakers stumbled in their last game and snapped their four-game winning streak by just two points. They look to bounce back and get into winning form immediately and try to get to the chase to hold the best record in the NBA by overtaking the Milwaukee Bucks. They will be hosting the Houston Rockets next this coming Thursday, March 12 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles California. TNT will be the official television broadcast partner for this match and they will be airing it live at 10:30 pm Eastern Time. NBA League Pass and SofaScore are the places the catch the online live stream. The Lakers are seen by NBA Games Today Odds holding the advantage over the Rockets in this match.
Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers 3/12/2020
Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers 3/12/2020 Betting Odds
Houston Rockets Betting
The Houston Rockets broke the four-game slump and they are now tied with the Oklahoma City Thunder for the fifth and sixth place in the Western NBA Conference playoff picture. Critics are already harsh on the Rockets after their losing streak and saying that it was a fluke but they are hoping to prove otherwise. They won in their last game against the Minnesota Timberwolves by six points and it was the tandem of Russell Westbrook and James Harden that paved the way as both players combined for 64 points. Eric Cordon came off the bench to provide 16 points while Austin Rivers also stepped up scoring 11.
Players to watch: J. Harden SG 61 GP 61 GS 36.7 MIN 34.4 PTS 1 OR 5.3 DR 6.4 REB 7.4 AST 1.7 STL 0.9 BLK 4.5 TO 3.4 PF 1.6 AST/TO 28.41 PER
R. Westbrook PG 53 GP 53 GS 35.9 MIN 27.5 PTS 1.8 OR 6.3 DR 8 REB 7 AST 1.7 STL 0.3 BLK 4.5 TO 3.5 PF 1.6 AST/TO 21.59 PER
E. Gordon SG 34 GP 13 GS 28.6 MIN 14.5 PTS 0.2 OR 1.7 DR 1.9 REB 1.5 AST 0.6 STL 0.4 BLK 1.1 TO 2 PF 1.4 AST/TO 10.57 PER
Los Angeles Lakers Betting
After a strong weekend, the Los Angeles Lakers fell to the ground after being defeated by the Brooklyn Nets by just two points. LeBron James flirted with another triple-double in the loss as he did 29 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists while Anthony Davis delivered with 26 points, eight rebounds and four three-pointers. Kyle Kuzma came off the bench and scored 14 points and five rebounds while Avery Bradley scored in double digits with 10 points. They are still trailing the Milwaukee Bucks by three games and they hope to get back into the hunt and get the best record in the NBA from them.
Players to Watch: A. Davis PF 55 GP 55 GS 34.3 MIN 26.7 PTS 2.3 OR 7.1 DR 9.4 REB 3.1 AST 1.5 STL 2.4 BLK 2.5 TO 2.5 PF 1.3 AST/TO 28.26 PER
L. James SF 60 GP 60 GS 34.9 MIN 25.7 PTS 1 OR 6.9 DR 7.9 REB 10.6 AST 1.2 STL 0.5 BLK 4 TO 1.8 PF 2.7 AST/TO 26.09 PER
K. Kuzma PF 54 GP 7 GS 24.6 MIN 12.5 PTS 0.9 OR 3.6 DR 4.5 REB 1.3 AST 0.4 STL 0.4 BLK 1.6 TO 2 PF 0.8 AST/TO 11.63 PER
Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers 3/12/2020 Betting Numbers
Houston are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games.
Los Angeles Lakers
LA Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Los Angeles Lakers
Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting Picks
These are two teams with contrasting roads towards this game and Top Online Sportsbook sees the Lakers prevailing over the Rockets as this team is taught to beat at the Staples Center. This is a marquee match featuring two of the best duos in the NBA with Anthony Davis and LeBron James for the Lakers while the Rockets are parading James Harden and Russell Westbrook.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Rockets for this match is +230 if they pull out an upset while the Lakers are at -270.
ATS: It is 6.5 points across the spread between both teams for this game. Rockets sit at +6.5 while the Lakers own the -6.5.
TOTALs: 231.5 points is the predicted total for this match with the Lakers going under while the Rockets are the team over.
Score Prediction: 119 – 112 Lakers