Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers 5/12/2021 NBA Spread and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
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
Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers 5/12/2021 Betting Odds
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
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston’s last 5 games.
Los Angeles Lakers
LA Lakers are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games.
Eric Gordon SG Groin is out indefinitely
Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James SF Ankle is “?” Wednesday vs Houston
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