Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets 12/28/2021 NBA Picks and Previews

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Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets 12-28-2021 NBA Picks and Previews

Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets 12/28/2021 – The Los Angeles Lakers are on their longest losing streak and they hope to stop the bleeding very soon. This team has a chance to do that when they battle the Houston Rockets this coming Tuesday, December 8 and it will be on the road at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. ATTSN-SW is the official broadcast partner and they will put the game live on television at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. NBA League Pass has the match-up on their platform for their online live stream subscribers. The Los Angeles Lakers are seen in NBA game odds and will dominate the Houston Rockets.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets 12/28/2021

When: December 28, 2021 8:00 PM ET
Where: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
TV: ATTSN-SW
Stream: NBA League Pass

Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets 12/28/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Los Angeles Lakers -4.5 (-110) 229 o (-115) -185
Houston Rockets +4.5 (-110) 229 u (-105) +160
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Los Angeles Lakers Betting

The Los Angeles Lakers have slipped big in the NBA Western Conference standings and they are now the 9th best team right behind the Minnesota Timberwolves and Dallas Mavericks. This team is on a five-game losing streak and their most recent matchup was on Christmas day against the Brooklyn Nets. LeBron James did his part of leading the team with 39 points along with nine rebounds and three assists while Russell Westbrook tallied a usual triple-double of 13 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists. Malik Monk came off the bench with 20 points while Carmelo Anthony added 17.

Players to watch: L. James SF 22 GP 22 GS 37 MIN 27.4 PTS 0.7 OR 6.1 DR 6.8 REB 6.5 AST 1.7 STL 1 BLK 3.5 TO 2.3 PF 1.8 AST/TO 24.86 PER

A. Davis PF 27 GP 27 GS 35.4 MIN 23.3 PTS 2.7 OR 7.1 DR 9.9 REB 2.9 AST 1.2 STL 2 BLK 2.2 TO 2.3 PF 1.3 AST/TO 23.49 PER

R. Westbrook PG 34 GP 34 GS 36 MIN 19.6 PTS 1.4 OR 6.5 DR 7.9 REB 8.1 AST 1.2 STL 0.3 BLK 4.6 TO 3.1 PF 1.8 AST/TO 15.91 PER.

Houston Rockets Betting

The Houston Rockets are also on a losing streak and the last time they picked up a win was against the Detroit Pistons. Since then. This team dropped their next four games and six of their last seven. The Charlotte Hornets were their most recent opponents and they got blown away, 99-123. Trevelin Queen stepped up for the Rockets having a season-high og 17 points while Christian Wood and Erick Gordon each had 16. Rookie Daishen Nix chipped in with 11 points in 25 minutes of playing time. Jalen Green is already expected to return from injury and play in this game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Players to Watch: C. Wood C 31 GP 31 GS 31.5 MIN 17.2 PTS 2 OR 8.9 DR 10.9 REB 2.1 AST 0.5 STL 1 BLK 1.8 TO 2.5 PF 1.2 AST/TO 17.57 PER

E. Gordon SG 28 GP 17 GS 29.5 MIN 14.6 PTS 0.2 OR 1.5 DR 1.7 REB 3.5 AST 0.7 STL 0.5 BLK 2.4 TO 1.2 PF 1.4 AST/TO 14.16 PER

J. Green SG 19 GP 19 GS 30.5 MIN 14.3 PTS 0.4 OR 2.6 DR 3 REB 2.3 AST 0.7 STL 0.3 BLK 2.7 TO 1.5 PF 0.9 AST/TO 8.92 PER.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets 12/28/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Los Angeles Lakers

LA Lakers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Lakers’ last 10 games.
LA Lakers are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games.
Lakers are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games against Houston.
LA Lakers are 9-0 SU in their last 9 games against Houston.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Lakers’ last 6 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Lakers’ last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston.
LA Lakers are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games this season.
Lakers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
LA Lakers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Southwest Division division.

Houston Rockets

Houston are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston’s last 6 games.
Houston are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Houston’s last 12 games against LA Lakers.
Rockets has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 5 games when playing at home against LA Lakers.
Houston are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
Houston are 3-12 SU in their last 15 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Rockets are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division division.
Houston are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games played in December.

Injuries

Los Angeles Lakers

Rajon Rondo PG COVID-19 is out indefinitely
Trevor Ariza SF COVID-19 is downgraded to OUT Tuesday vs Houston
LeBron James SF Abdominal is probable Tuesday vs Houston
Avery Bradley SG COVID-19 is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs Houston
Anthony Davis PF MCL is out indefinitely
Kent Bazemore SG COVID-19 is downgraded to OUT Tuesday vs Houston
Kendrick Nunn PG Knee is out indefinitely
Austin Reaves SG COVID-19 is downgraded to OUT Tuesday vs Houston

Houston Rockets

D.J. Augustin PG Quad is “?” Tuesday vs LA Lakers
John Wall PG Personal is out indefinitely
Garrison Mathews SG Quarantine is “?” Tuesday vs LA Lakers

Head-to-Head
Los Angeles Lakers Houston Rockets
12-22-2 Against the Spread 16-16-1
17-16-1 Straight Up 18-15-0
110 Points per Game 107
112 Points Allowed per Game 114
46.07 Offensive FG% 45.08
72.52 Offensive FT% 70.63
34.35 Offensive 3PT% 34.19
44.59 Defensive FG% 46.03
74.81 Defensive FT% 78.62
33.96 Defensive 3PT% 34.17

Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets Betting Picks

With not much to boast, the Houston Rockets are expected by the top online sportsbook to succumb to the Los Angeles Lakers. LeBron James may miss this game and gives other players a chance to polish their roles in the system.

Moneyline: The ML given to the Lakers as the favorites are at -185 while the Rockets are +160 if they prevail at home.

ATS: It is 4.5 points across the spread for this matchup with the Lakers getting -4.5 while the Rockets are on the other side with +4.5.

TOTALs: The total for both teams to reach is set at 229 points with the Lakers going over and the Rockets are under.

Score Prediction: 106 – 102, Lakers