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Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers 5/12/2021 NBA Spread and Picks

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Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers 5-12-2021 NBA Spread and Picks

Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers 5/12/2021 – The Los Angeles Lakers are starting to show their championship pedigree and will have LeBron James back in the roster. The Houston Rockets are next on their list and will be hosting them this Wednesday, May 12 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The game will be shown live at 10:30 p.m. on television at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Spectrum SportsNet and AT&T Sportsnet – SW share the broadcast rights while the NBA League Pass will feature the match via NBA League Pass. The Houston Rockets are the huge underdogs in NBA betting covers against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers 5/12/2021

When: May 12, 2021 10:30 PM ET
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
TV: Spectrum SportsNet | AT&T Sportsnet – SW
Stream: NBA League Pass

Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers 5/12/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Houston Rockets +14 (-111) 222.5 o (-110) +700
Los Angeles Lakers -14 (-111) 222.5 u (-110) -1200
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Houston Rockets Betting

The Houston Rockets have the best chance of landing the number one overall pick in the upcoming 2021 NBA draft and they are coming in this matchup against the defending champions on a six-game losing streak. This team has rested a lot of their starters and core players and winning has not been a priority. Their last game against the Portland Trail Blazers was an 11-point defeat with the final score at 129-140. The last time that the Rockets scored a victory was last month, April 29 against the Milwaukee Bucks in their own home court at the Toyota Center.

Players to watch: C. Wood C 41 GP 41 GS 32.3 MIN 21 PTS 1.9 OR 7.8 DR 9.6 REB 1.7 AST 0.8 STL 1.2 BLK 2 TO 2.1 PF 0.9 AST/TO 20.27 PER

J. Wall PG 40 GP 40 GS 32.2 MIN 20.6 PTS 0.4 OR 2.8 DR 3.2 REB 6.9 AST 1.1 STL 0.8 BLK 3.5 TO 1.2 PF 2 AST/TO 15.65 PER

K. Thomas F 3 GP 0 GS 28.7 MIN 20.3 PTS 1.3 OR 2.7 DR 4 REB 3 AST 2.7 STL 1 BLK 1 TO 1.7 PF 3 AST/TO 27.8 PER.

Los Angeles Lakers Betting

The Los Angeles Lakers picked up another win and they are on back-to-back victories heading to this match against the Houston Rockets. Kyle Kuzma was the best scorer for the team coming off the bench with 23 points, four three-pointers and three rebounds. Anthony Davis struggled from the field doing 8-of-23 to tally 20 points, six rebounds and four assists while Andre Drummond tallied 16 points, 18 rebounds and two blocks. Talen Horton-Tucker also made a great mark with 10 points and 10 assists. Wes Matthews and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope each had eight markers.

Players to Watch: L. James SF 43 GP 43 GS 33.7 MIN 25 PTS 0.6 OR 7.3 DR 7.9 REB 7.8 AST 1 STL 0.6 BLK 3.8 TO 1.6 PF 2.1 AST/TO 24.3 PER

A. Davis PF 33 GP 33 GS 31.9 MIN 21.9 PTS 1.8 OR 6.2 DR 8 REB 3 AST 1.2 STL 1.8 BLK 2.1 TO 1.7 PF 1.4 AST/TO 22.95 PER

D. Schroder PG 59 GP 59 GS 32.2 MIN 15.5 PTS 0.5 OR 3 DR 3.5 REB 5.8 AST 1.2 STL 0.2 BLK 2.7 TO 2.6 PF 2.1 AST/TO 13.87 PER.

Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers 5/12/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Houston Rockets

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston’s last 5 games.
Houston are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games.
Rockets are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games against LA Lakers.
Houston are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games against LA Lakers.
Houston are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers.
Houston are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Houston’s last 16 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Houston are 4-13 ATS in their last 17 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division division.

Los Angeles Lakers

LA Lakers are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games.
LA Lakers are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Lakers’ last 5 games against Houston.
Their total has gone UNDER in 10 of LA Lakers’ last 14 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Lakers’ last 5 games when playing at home against Houston.
LA Lakers are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
LA Lakers are 13-4 SU in their last 17 games against an opponent in the Southwest Division division.
Lakers are 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 games played in May.
LA Lakers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games played on a Wednesday.

Injuries

Houston Rockets

Eric Gordon SG Groin is out indefinitely
John Wall PG Hamstring is out for season
Avery Bradley SG Personal is out indefinitely
Dante Exum PG Calf is out indefinitely
Christian Wood PF Knee is “?” Wednesday vs LA Lakers
Danuel House Jr. SG Ankle injured last game, is “?” Wednesday vs LA Lakers
David Nwaba SG Wrist is out indefinitely
Sterling Brown SG Facial is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs LA Lakers
D.J. Wilson PF Quarantine is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs LA Lakers
Kevin Porter Jr. SG Ankle is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs LA Lakers
DaQuan Jeffries PG Ankle is “?” Wednesday vs LA Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James SF Ankle is “?” Wednesday vs Houston
Jared Dudley PF Knee is out indefinitely
Anthony Davis PF Leg is “?” Wednesday vs Houston
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope SG Ankle is probable Wednesday vs Houston
Dennis Schroder PG Quarantine is out indefinitely
Alex Caruso SG Foot left last game, is “?” Wednesday vs Houston
Kyle Kuzma SF Back is probable Wednesday vs Houston
Talen Horton-Tucker SF Calf is probable Wednesday vs Houston

Head-to-Head
Houston Rockets Los Angeles Lakers
25-44-0 Against the Spread 31-36-1
32-36-1 Straight Up 26-41-1
109 Points per Game 109
117 Points Allowed per Game 107
44.3 Offensive FG% 47.16
74.17 Offensive FT% 74.04
33.87 Offensive 3PT% 35.35
47.73 Defensive FG% 45.94
78.53 Defensive FT% 77.69
38.31 Defensive 3PT% 35.22

Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting Picks

The Los Angeles Lakers are getting healthier and will have LeBron James back. This game heavily favors the Lakers in online sports betting to take a blowout victory against the tanking Houston Rockets.

Moneyline: The Rockets are at +700 on the ML if they pull a huge upset win while the Lakers are at -1200.

ATS: It is a wide 14 points across the spread with the Lakers owning the -14 while the Rockets are at +14.

TOTALs: The given total for both teams to tough is at 222.5 points with the Lakers going under and the Rockets are over.

Score Prediction: 119 – 113, Lakers