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Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets 1/18/2020 Odds Picks and Previews

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Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets 1-18-2020 Odds Picks and Previews

Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets 1/18/2020 – Seeing these two teams on one headline, you know that fireworks are coming as the Los Angeles Lakers are paying the Houston Rockets a visit. The game will be held at the Toyota Center on Sunday, January 18. NBA League Pass and SofaScore will have the match live at 8:30 pm Eastern Time while ABC will air the game on television. The Lakers are battling to get back on top of the NBA standings but the Rockets own two former MVPs running the offense. Even having home-court advantage, the Rockets are seen by NBA Games Today Odds as the slight upper hand in this match against the Lakers and should take the victory.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets 1/18/2020

When: January 18, 2020 8:30 PM ET
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
TV: ABC
Stream: NBA League Pass / Sofa Score

Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets 1/18/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Los Angeles Lakers +1.5 (-108) 230.5 o (-107) +115

Houston Rockets
-1.5 (-108) 230.5 u (-107) -135
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Los Angeles Lakers Betting

LeBron James and Anthony Davis are already considered one of the best tandems formed by the Lakers and in NBA history even with just a few games. However, their supporting cast relies heavily on them and they need to get Kyle Kuzma going to give their opponents more problems to think about. Dwight Howard, Avery Bradley, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Danny Green had become vital pieces to the team’s championship run while Alex Caruso has won the hearts of the fans worldwide. Against the Rockets, they need to maximize what they have in the paint as they only have Clint Capela to worry about especially that Davis is expected to miss this game. They are coming off a humiliating loss against the Orlando Magic and they would like to get back to winning form immediately.

Players to watch: L. James SF 39 GP 39 GS 34.9 MIN 25.4 PTS 1 OR 6.7 DR 7.7 REB 10.9 AST 1.3 STL 0.5 BLK 3.7 TO 1.8 PF 2.9 AST/TO 26.59 PER

K. Kuzma PF 32 GP 5 GS 24.4 MIN 12.9 PTS 0.7 OR 3.1 DR 3.8 REB 1.1 AST 0.3 STL 0.4 BLK 1.5 TO 1.8 PF 0.7 AST/TO 11.88 PER

K. Caldwell-Pope SG 41 GP 20 GS 25.4 MIN 9.5 PTS 0.6 OR 1.6 DR 2.2 REB 1.8 AST 0.8 STL 0.2 BLK 0.9 TO 1.9 PF 2.1 AST/TO 11.93 PER

Houston Rockets Betting

The Rockets have two MVPs running the team’s offense with Russell Westbrook and James Harden. Other than those two players, they have support from Eric Gordon and Clint Capela but nothing much from the others. James Harden is projected to target 40 points per game but he needs some help to confuse the defense even further. Westbrook has his night where he becomes his old self from his triple-double days as an OKC Thunder but like him, other players need to step up.

Players to Watch: J. Harden SG 39 GP 39 GS 37.2 MIN 37.2 PTS 1.1 OR 5.1 DR 6.2 REB 7.5 AST 1.7 STL 0.9 BLK 4.7 TO 3.2 PF 1.6 AST/TO 30.84 PER

R. Westbrook PG 34 GP 34 GS 35.4 MIN 24.8 PTS 1.5 OR 6.3 DR 7.8 REB 7.2 AST 1.5 STL 0.4 BLK 4.3 TO 3.7 PF 1.7 AST/TO 18.88 PER

C. Capela C 33 GP 33 GS 33.6 MIN 14.5 PTS 4.2 OR 10.3 DR 14.5 REB 1.2 AST 1 STL 1.7 BLK 1.6 TO 2.7 PF 0.7 AST/TO 21.35 PER

Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets 1/18/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Los Angeles Lakers

LA Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Lakers’ last 5 games.
LA Lakers are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games.
LA Lakers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against Houston.
Lakers are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against Houston.
LA Lakers are 17-2 SU in their last 19 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of LA Lakers’ last 8 games when playing on the road against Houston.
LA Lakers are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of LA Lakers’ last 11 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
LA Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played in January.

Houston Rockets

Houston are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games.
Houston are 13-7 SU in their last 20 games.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Houston’s last 13 games against LA Lakers.
Houston are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Houston’s last 8 games when playing at home against LA Lakers.
Houston are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games this season.
Houston are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Houston’s last 18 games against an opponent in the Pacific division.
Houston are 12-1 SU in their last 13 games played on a Saturday.

Injuries

Los Angeles Lakers

Rajon Rondo PG Finger is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Houston
DeMarcus Cousins PF Knee is out for season
Anthony Davis PF Tailbone is “?” Saturday vs Houston
Alex Caruso SG Neck is probable Saturday vs Houston

Houston Rockets

Austin Rivers SG Thumb is OUT Saturday vs LA Lakers

Head-to-Head
Los Angeles Lakers Houston Rockets
22-18 Against the Spread 20-20
19-22 Straight Up 17-23
113 Points per Game 118
105 Points Allowed per Game 113
48.62 Offensive FG% 45.28
74.12 Offensive FT% 78.05
36.18 Offensive 3PT% 34.86
43.8 Defensive FG% 45.54
79.03 Defensive FT% 75.71
33.41 Defensive 3PT% 34.53

Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets Betting Picks

The Lakers have formed a good core of players with and their chemistry are kicking in faster than expected. LeBron James is leading the league in assists and Best Sports Book sees the Lakers walking away with their second straight loss since they are stepping in enemy territory most probably without Anthony Davis.

Moneyline: The Lakers are considered the underdogs in this game and they will carry the ML of +115 while the Rockets are -135.

ATS: The spread between both teams is a thin 1.5 points with the Lakers taking the +1.5 and the Rockers are on the short end at -1.5

TOTALs: It is 230.5 points expected for these teams to reach with the Lakers going over and the Rockets the team under.

Score Prediction: 119 – 115 Rockets