Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets Odds & Info
|Game||Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets|
|Date & Time||Thursday February 21, 2019, 10:30 PM (EST)|
HOU -2 Total 233
The Houston Rockets head to the west coast to play the Los Angeles Lakers in the first game following the All-Star Game break for both teams. Houston lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves 121-111 in their last outing. James Harden continued his streak of 30-points plus scoring games with 42 points in the loss for Houston.
The Lakers were defeated by the Atlanta Hawks in their last outing 117-113. With the loss, Los Angeles fell to 2 ½ games behind Pacific division rival Sacramento for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. LeBron James posted a triple-double in the loss with 28 points, 16 assists and 11 rebounds.
James Harden leads the Rockets in scoring with an average of 36.6 points per game. Clint Capela is the leading rebounder with an average of 12.6 rebounds per game. Chris Paul leads the Rockets in assists with an average of 8.0 per game. Houston is shooting 44.6% from the field and 34.8% from 3-point territory.
LeBron James leads the Lakers in scoring, rebounding and assists with averages of 26.8 points, 8.6 rebounds and 7.6 assists per game. Kyle Kuzma is the second leading scorer with an average of 19.1 points per game. Five Lakers average double figures in scoring. Los Angeles is shooting 47.3% from the field and 33.9% from three-point territory.
Recent Betting Trends
Houston is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 on the road
The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Rockets last 5 on the road
Los Angeles is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 versus Western Conference opponents
The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Lakers last 6 on Thursday
Free NBA Pick:
The OVER is the way to go in this matchup. The OVER has cashed in 23 of the last 32 meetings between the two. The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Rockets last 5 on the road, 5 of the last 6 versus Pacific division teams and 8 of the last 10 versus a team with an overall losing record. Final Score Prediction, Houston Rockets win and cover, but our best play is OVER 121-116.