Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers are an 8-point favorite at home against the Houston Rockets this evening.Â The over/under total for the game is 210.Â Make sure to place your bets on this highly anticipated game at sportsbook.com.
The Los Angeles Lakers are 33-15 overall and only 22-26 against the spread.Â They are currently in a 2-game losing streak after losing to the Boston Celtics on Sunday afternoon.Â The Lakers have not had a 3-game losing streak in almost three years.
Age is a concern for the Lakers as they are the oldest team in the league.Â Derek Fisher who is 36 and Ron Artest who is 31 have been struggling for the Lakers.Â Fisher is only scoring 6.5 points per game and Artest only 8.1 points per game.Â The Lakers bench is missing a key component in Matt Barnes who is out until March with a knee injury.
The Lakers are 18-7 at home this year but are struggling against the spread where they are 10-15.Â They also struggle against the Southwest Division opponents, as they are only 1-6 against the spread in their last seven.Â One consistent solid bet on Lakers game has been taking the der after a Laker defeat.Â Betting the der in those situations has won seventeen of twenty-one times.
The Houston Rockets are 22-27 on the season.Â Their record against the spread is 25-24.Â Currently the Rockets are in the midst of a four game road trip, where they have lost their first two.Â Last Thursday, the Rockets lost to Dallas 111-106 but covered as a 6.5-point road underdog.Â Saturday evening the Rockets lost in San Antonio 108-95 as 8-point underdogs.Â The er is 5-1 in the Rockets last six road games.Â The Rockets are one of the best offensive teams in the league scoring 105.1 points per game but are one of the worst defensive teams giving up an average of 104.9 points per game.Â The defense has been extra poor in their last five road games giving up 113 points per game.
Houston is 2-0 this year against the spread against the Lakers.Â The first game was opening night and the Lakers won 112-110 as 6.5-point home favorites.Â The second game in early December, the Rockets beat the Lakers 109-99 as 6-point home underdogs.Â Both games in the series have gone er.Â Houston is 7-0 against the spread against Pacific Division teams.
My only bet in this game will be the er 210.Â The Rockets will not be able to slow down the likes of Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol, but will be able to put up some points.Â The last three games in this series have gone er, let hope to make it four.