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Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets 8/6/2020 Odds Picks and Previews

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Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets 8-6-2020 Odds Picks and Previews

Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets 8/6/2020 – Two top teams in the NBA Western Conference are coming off from bad losses and they will be looking for a good bounce back in their next match. The Los Angeles Lakers are to meet the Houston Rockets this Thursday, August 6 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Arena in Reunion, Florida. It will be TNT that will take care of the broadcast and the live game should start by 9:00 PM Eastern Time. Live streaming options include NBA League Pass subscription or SofaScore. The Los Angeles Lakers hold a small edge in this matchup as seen by NBA Parlay against the run-and-gun Houston Rockets.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets 8/6/2020

When: August 6, 2020 9:00 PM ET
Where: ESPN Wide World of Sports Arena, Reunion, Florida
TV: TNT
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets 8/6/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Los Angeles Lakers -2 (-110) 229 u (-110) -111

Houston Rockets
+2 (-110) 229 o (-110) -105
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Los Angeles Lakers Betting

The Los Angeles Lakers had a very off night after battling the Oklahoma City Thunder to lose by 19 points. LeBron James tallied 19 points along with 11 assists but shot only 7-of-19 from the field. Anthony Davis also had a bad outing as he did only 3-of-11 to finish with 9 points and eight rebounds. Dion Waiters was the second-leading scorer for the team with 14 points but it took him 13 shots to get there. Kyle Kuzma ended up with 10 points to round up the double-digit scorers for the game. The Lakers only shot 35% from the field and only 14% from the three-point line.

Players to watch: A. Davis PF GP 58 GS 58 MIN 34.5 PTS 26.8 OR 2.2 DR 7.2 REB 9.4 AST 3.2 STL 1.5 BLK 2.4 TO 2.4 PF 2.6 AST/TO 1.3 PER 28.23

L. James SF GP 63 GS 63 MIN 34.9 PTS 25.4 OR 1 DR 7 REB 8 AST 10.4 STL 1.2 BLK 0.5 TO 4 PF 1.8 AST/TO 2.6 PER 25.64

K. Kuzma PF GP 57 GS 7 MIN 24.8 PTS 12.5 OR 0.8 DR 3.6 REB 4.5 AST 1.3 STL 0.4 BLK 0.4 TO 1.5 PF 2.1 AST/TO 0.8 PER 11.68.

Houston Rockets Betting

The Houston Rockets were defeated by the Houston Rockets in their last outing by eight points, 110-102. James Harden had an off night but despite that, he still finished with 23 points, nine assists and six rebounds. It was not a good night for Russell Westbrook shooting just 5-of-14 from the field and ended up with 15 points, nine assists and three rebounds. Jeff Green took over in some of the scoring load. He ended up with 22 points along with five three-pointers and six boards. Daniel House is the last Rocket to score double figures with 17 points, four rebounds, three assists and four threes.

Players to Watch: J. Harden SG GP 63 GS 63 MIN 36.8 PTS 34.4 OR 1 DR 5.4 REB 6.4 AST 7.4 STL 1.8 BLK 0.9 TO 4.4 PF 3.4 AST/TO 1.7 PER 28.78

R. Westbrook PG GP 55 GS 55 MIN 36.1 PTS 27.6 OR 1.8 DR 6.2 REB 8.1 AST 7 STL 1.6 BLK 0.3 TO 4.5 PF 3.5 AST/TO 1.6 PER 21.49

E. Gordon SG GP 34 GS 13 MIN 28.6 PTS 14.5 OR 0.2 DR 1.7 REB 1.9 AST 1.5 STL 0.6 BLK 0.4 TO 1.1 PF 2 AST/TO 1.4 PER 10.55.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets 8/6/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Los Angeles Lakers

LA Lakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Lakers’ last 7 games.
LA Lakers are 13-4 SU in their last 17 games.
Lakers are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games against Houston.
LA Lakers are 4-14 SU in their last 18 games against Houston.

Houston Rockets

Houston are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 7 games.
Houston are 13-7 SU in their last 20 games.
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Houston’s last 15 games against LA Lakers.
Houston are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games at home.

Injuries

Los Angeles Lakers

Rajon Rondo PG Thumb is OUT 6-8 weeks
Dwight Howard C Knee is “?” Thursday vs Houston

Houston Rockets

Thabo Sefolosha SF Personal is out for season
Russell Westbrook PG Quad is “?” Thursday vs LA Lakers
Eric Gordon SG Ankle is out indefinitely
Bruno Caboclo PF Ankle is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs LA Lakers

Head-to-Head
Los Angeles Lakers Houston Rockets
36-29-1 Against the Spread 33-34
30-36 Straight Up 29-38
113 Points per Game 118
106 Points Allowed per Game 114
47.98 Offensive FG% 45.29
73.06 Offensive FT% 78.61
34.79 Offensive 3PT% 34.9
44.36 Defensive FG% 46.11
77.99 Defensive FT% 75.87
34.19 Defensive 3PT% 34.93

Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets Betting Picks

The Los Angeles Lakers have a hard time battling guards and they will be facing the strongest guard tandem in the league right now. But with Anthony Davis being the difference-maker, Online Sports Betting sees them prevailing over the Rockets but it won’t be in a wide margin. LeBron James will have his hands full battling with James Harden and Russell Westbrook at the backcourt.

Moneyline: The ML given to the Lakers for this match is -111 while the Rockets are not far with -105.

ATS: Just two points separating both teams across the spread. The Lakers own the -2 while the Rockets are at +2.

TOTALs: The given total for this game is 229 points. Lakers will be the team under and the Rockets will go over.

Score Prediction: 120 – 117 Lakers