Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets 1/12/2021 NBA Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
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
Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets 1/12/2021 Betting Odds
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
Los Angeles Lakers
LA Lakers are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
Houston is 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games.
Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James SF Ankle is “?” Tuesday vs Houston
Eric Gordon SG Leg is “?” Tuesday vs LA Lakers
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