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Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets 1/12/2021 NBA Picks and Previews

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Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets 1-12-2021 NBA Picks and Previews

Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets 1/12/2021 – The Los Angeles Lakers are now on top of the NBA standings early this season and hope to keep it that way. They will be tested once again by the Houston Rockets whom they are facing on the tail-end on a back-to-back. The match will be held inside the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas this coming Tuesday, January 12. NBA TV will start the live broadcast by 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time and the same feed will be given to NBA League Pass for the online live stream audience. The Houston Rockets are the underdogs according to NBA Betting 2021 against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets 1/12/2021

When: Tuesday, January 12, 8:00 PM ET
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
TV: NBA TV
Stream: NBA League Pass

Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets 1/12/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Los Angeles Lakers -4 (-110) 224 o (-110) -162
Houston Rockets +4 (-110) 224 u (-110) +135
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Los Angeles Lakers Betting

The Los Angeles Lakers now have an 8-3 record and have the best record in the entire league. This team has only lost once during their last seven games and that was against the San Antonio Spurs. LeBron James may opt to rest in this game but Anthony Davis is still a big load for their opponents to handle. Dennis Shroeder finds himself as a regular starter and Kyle Kuzma should get more minutes if James sits this game. The team is just deep and it is just difficult seeing them lose. As the season progresses, the Lakers seemed to be bored and can’t wait until the playoffs start.

Players to watch: L. James SF 11 GP 11 GS 32.5 MIN 24 PTS 0.8 OR 7.5 DR 8.3 REB 7.7 AST 0.9 STL 0.4 BLK 3.5 TO 1.3 PF 2.2 AST/TO 24.31 PER

A. Davis PF 9 GP 9 GS 33 MIN 22.9 PTS 1.7 OR 6.9 DR 8.6 REB 3.2 AST 1.3 STL 1.6 BLK 2.3 TO 1.7 PF 1.4 AST/TO 25.2 PER

D. Schroder PG 11 GP 11 GS 31.4 MIN 14.3 PTS 0.4 OR 3.7 DR 4.1 REB 5 AST 0.8 STL 0.3 BLK 2.5 TO 2.6 PF 2 AST/TO 11.67 PER.

Houston Rockets Betting

The Houston Rockets has been struggling to lose three of their last four games and now has a record of 3-5 despite having their core rotation intact. James Harden is expected to be in his MVP form while John Wall and Christain Wood will be his running mates. Eric Gordon is questionable for this game but expects Ben McLemore to take his minutes if he decides to sit down. Other than the players mentioned, other names from the Rockets roster need to step it up and one of them is PJ Tucker who has been struggling all season. Even without James for the Lakers, this will still be an uphill climb for the Rockets.

Players to Watch: J. Harden SG 7 GP 7 GS 37 MIN 26 PTS 0.6 OR 4.3 DR 4.9 REB 11 AST 0.9 STL 0.9 BLK 4.4 TO 1.7 PF 2.5 AST/TO 25.33 PER

C. Wood C 7 GP 7 GS 33.9 MIN 23.3 PTS 2 OR 7.7 DR 9.7 REB 1.3 AST 0.9 STL 1.9 BLK 1.4 TO 2.7 PF 0.9 AST/TO 23.79 PER

J. Wall PG 6 GP 6 GS 34.5 MIN 20 PTS 0.8 OR 4.7 DR 5.5 REB 5.2 AST 1.2 STL 1 BLK 3.5 TO 1.5 PF 1.5 AST/TO 17.53 PER.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets 1/12/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Los Angeles Lakers

LA Lakers are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Lakers’ last 9 games.
LA Lakers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
Lakers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games against Houston.
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games against Houston.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Lakers’ last 8 games on the road.
LA Lakers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston.
LA Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Lakers’ last 8 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
LA Lakers are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games against an opponent in the Southwest Division division.

Houston Rockets

Houston is 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games.
Houston is 3-9 SU in their last 12 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston’s last 8 games against LA Lakers.
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Houston’s last 16 games at home.
Houston is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games when playing at home against LA Lakers.
Rockets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games this season.
Houston is 2-8 SU in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division division.
Houston is 1-8 SU in their last 9 games when playing as the underdog.

Injuries

Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James SF Ankle is “?” Tuesday vs Houston
Jared Dudley PF Calf is downgraded to OUT Tuesday vs Houston
Wesley Matthews SG Achilles is downgraded to OUT Tuesday vs Houston
Anthony Davis PF Groin is “?” Tuesday vs Houston
Kostas Antetokounmpo SF Knee is OUT Tuesday vs Houston

Houston Rockets

Eric Gordon SG Leg is “?” Tuesday vs LA Lakers
John Wall PG Migraine is “?” Tuesday vs LA Lakers
Danuel House Jr. SG Back is OUT Tuesday vs LA Lakers
Chris Clemons PG Achilles is out indefinitely
Brodric Thomas SG Ankle is downgraded to OUT Tuesday vs LA Lakers

Head-to-Head
Los Angeles Lakers Houston Rockets
5-6-0 Against the Spread 3-5-0
3-8-0 Straight Up 3-4-0
114 Points per Game 113
106 Points Allowed per Game 113
49.28 Offensive FG% 47.42
76.42 Offensive FT% 76.38
38.48 Offensive 3PT% 34.3
44.39 Defensive FG% 46.01
77.27 Defensive FT% 74.19
34.68 Defensive 3PT% 37.35

Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets Betting Picks

The Los Angeles Lakers are going to this game with the edge as seen by Relentless Sportsbook. Even if LeBron James won’t play, the team is deep and should take another win against the Houston Rockets.

Moneyline: The Lakers as the favored team is given the ML of -162 while the Rockets are at +135.

ATS: Four points is what separates both teams in this game with the Lakers getting the -4 while the Rockets are on the other side with +4.

TOTALs: The given total for this match is 224 points with the Rockets the team under while the Lakers should go over.

Score Prediction: 116 – 110 Lakers