Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers 9/12/2020 NBA Picks and Previews
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Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers 9/12/2020 – The Houston Rockets are on a brink of elimination and they are going all out to stay alive in Game 5 against the Los Angeles Lakers that is slated to happen on Saturday, September 12. This game will happen at the AdventHealth Arena in Wesley Chapel, Florida and it will be ESPN that will be broadcasting the game live at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. For those who prefer two watch live streams, it will be made available for NBA League Pass subscribers or through SofaScore. It is seen by NBA Betting that the Los Angeles Lakers will be taking this match against the Houston Rockets and move forward to the NBA Western Conference Finals.
Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers 9/12/2020
Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers 9/12/2020 Betting Odds
Houston Rockets Betting
The Houston Rockets had a tough night in Game 3 as they were trying to find a way to stay in the match but lost by 10 points. Russell Westbrook was the team’s best scorer in that game doing 25 points in 50% field goal shooting. He also had three rebounds, three assists, three steals and three triples. James Harden had an off-night sinking just two of his 11 field goal attempts but made 16-of-20 free throws to finish with 21 points. Eric Gordon has a decent outing to help in the scoring department with 19 points and dropped four three-pointers in the game. Austin Rivers was also able to chip in with 14 points off the bench.
Players to Watch: J. Harden SG GP 10 GS 10 MIN 36.6 PTS 30.4 OR 0.8 DR 4.9 REB 5.7 AST 7.7 STL 1.5 BLK 0.6 TO 3.4 PF 3.5 AST/TO 2.3 PER 29.3
E. Gordon SG GP 10 GS 10 MIN 34.6 PTS 18.4 OR 0.6 DR 2.3 REB 2.9 AST 3.2 STL 0.9 BLK 0.7 TO 2.1 PF 2.2 AST/TO 1.5 PER 14.08
R. Westbrook PG GP 6 GS 6 MIN 30.8 PTS 18 OR 1.5 DR 6.7 REB 8.2 AST 4.7 STL 1.2 BLK 0.2 TO 4 PF 2.8 AST/TO 1.2 PER 12.23.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting
The Los Angeles Lakers are just one win away from making the NBA Conference Finals and they showed that they are the team to beat by keeping the Houston Rockets at bay in Game 4. Anthony Davis maximized his size and dominated with 29 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and two blocks while LeBron James had 16 points, 15 rebounds, nine assists and three steals. This team had another great game from Rajon Rondo almost making a triple-double with 11 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. Alex Caruso was a huge factor draining the dagger three in the final minute and finished with 16 points.
Players to watch: A. Davis PF GP 8 GS 8 MIN 34.4 PTS 29.3 OR 3 DR 7.8 REB 10.8 AST 4 STL 1.4 BLK 1.5 TO 1.9 PF 2 AST/TO 2.1 PER 35.47
L. James SF GP 8 GS 8 MIN 34.8 PTS 27.6 OR 0.6 DR 9 REB 9.6 AST 9 STL 1.4 BLK 1.3 TO 4.8 PF 1.8 AST/TO 1.9 PER 31.24
R. Rondo PG GP 3 GS 0 MIN 28 PTS 13 OR 0 DR 2.7 REB 2.7 AST 7.3 STL 2.7 BLK 0.3 TO 2.7 PF 1.3 AST/TO 2.8 PER 21.78.
Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers 9/12/2020 Betting Numbers
Houston are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Los Angeles Lakers
LA Lakers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games.
Thabo Sefolosha SF Personal is out for season
Los Angeles Lakers
Dion Waiters SG Groin is “?” Saturday vs Houston
Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting Picks
The Los Angeles Lakers are the big favorites by Top Online Sportsbook to win Game 5 and advance to the next round. It seemed that the Lakers finally solved the small ball attack of the Rockets and they look like a fighter that can take any punch from their opponents.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the Lakers in this game is at -275 while the Houston Rockets are given +235 as the underdogs.
ATS: The total spread for this matchup is a wide 6.5 points with the Lakers taking -6.5 points while the Rockets are at +6.5.
TOTALs: The given total for Game 5 is at 216 points with the Lakers going under and the Rockets are the team under.
Score Prediction: 108 – 98 Lakers