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Lakers host Rockets in basketball action

Houston RocketsLos Angeles Lakers
April 6, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds

29-25TEAM RECORD35-20

Los Angeles looks to cover the Lakers-Rockets pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 35-20 mark when they host Houston in NBA action.

Supporters of the Rockets have seen them go 29-25 and 28-25-1 ATS so far this season, while the Lakers are at 35-20 and 22-33 ATS. In totals betting, the Lakers are 30-25, while the Rockets are 25-29.

View Houston vs LA Lakers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Lakers installed as 7-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 194.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 16-rated Rockets taking on the No. 5-rated Lakers in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 99-97 win for the Lakers on Friday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 96.5 PPG, against a Rockets defense that ranks No. 20 at 97.5 PPG. The Lakers field goal percentage has averaged 45.7% so far, more than the Rockets shooters have achieved on the year, 45.3% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Rockets own the league's No. 24-rated mark, allowing 100.5 points per game when on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 17 in home scoring.

The Rockets were a 99-93 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Bulls. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (192) made winners of OVER bettors. The Rockets grabbed a 99-93 win over the Bulls on Monday, behind a 21-point effort from Goran Dragic at United Center.

Los Angeles was a 113-108 winner in its last match on the road against the Clippers. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 221 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Andrew Bynum went off for 36 points and added 8 rebounds leading Los Angeles to a 113-108 win over Los Angeles on Wednesday at STAPLES Center.

Houston Rockets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Sacramento are 6-4
After playing Chicago are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Phoenix are 7-3
After playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Rockets at Lakers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Houston's last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games on the road
Houston is 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing Houston
LA Lakers are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Houston
LA Lakers are 21-4 SU in their last 25 games at home
LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games

Next up:
Houston at Sacramento, Sunday, April 8
LA Lakers at Phoenix, Saturday, April 7