Houston got 31 points from James Harden en route to a 125-112 victory over Los Angeles on Tuesday at Toyota Center.
Houston was a favorite by 8.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 223.5.
Houston got 20 points from Chandler Parsons and another 19 points from Jeremy Lin. James Harden contributed 9 assists, while Jeremy Lin cleaned the glass with 6 rebounds.
Los Angeles got 24 points from Metta World Peace in a losing cause and another 20 points from Kobe Bryant. Steve Nash contributed 10 assists for the Lakers, while Earl Clark had 9 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Los Angeles were victorious, as the score was 62-59 at the break.
Houston won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 42-37.
Houston looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Hornets. The Lakers will aim to get back on the winning track at San Antonio.