Lakers on the road to face Rockets

The Los Angeles Lakers have already picked up a SU and ATS victory over the Houston Rockets this season as those two teams meet in NBA odds action on Wednesday.

Los Angeles pulled off a 99-98 upset win as a 13.5-point road underdog in the first meeting of the season between the Western Conference clubs back on November 7.

That was the third UNDER result in the past four games between the teams.

The Lakers will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 19-16 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Rockets are 17-15-3 ATS. Los Angeles is 17-18 against the total, while Houston is 17-18 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets Odds and Stats.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rockets rated this week at No. 9 and the Lakers sitting at No. 30. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 98-91 result in favor of the Rockets today.

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Los Angeles was a 110-97 loser in its last match on the road against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 207 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Los Angeles suffered a 110-97 loss against Dallas on Tuesday, getting 24 points from Jodie Meeks in a losing effort at American Airlines Center.

The Rockets were a 102-100 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Knicks. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (202) made winners of UNDER bettors. Houston got 37 points from James Harden en route to a 102-100 victory over New York on Friday at Toyota Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 105.57 PPG, against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 28 at 104.37 PPG. The Rockets field goal percentage has averaged 47.36% so far, more than the Lakers shooters have achieved on the year, 43.89% per game.

Next up:
Los Angeles at Los Angeles, Friday, January 10th
Houston at Atlanta, Friday, January 10th