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NBA BASKETBALL

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets

The Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Toyota Center.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 123-104 loser as they battled the Mavericks on the road. The Lakers failed to cover in the match as a 9-point underdog, while 227 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Houston was a 116-101 winner on the road against the Trail Blazers. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (217) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Los Angeles:
Team record: 2-3 SU, 3-2 ATS

The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of the LA Lakers last 11 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games

When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing New Orleans are 4-6
After playing Dallas are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

Houston:
Team record: 4-1 SU, 3-1-1 ATS

The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 6 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 9 of last 11 games when playing LA Lakers
is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Lakers

When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing LA Clippers are 5-5
After playing Portland are 2-8
After a win are 5-5

Next up:
LA Lakers at New Orleans, Friday, November 8
Houston home to LA Clippers, Saturday, November 9