NBA

Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets

Los Angeles
Lakers
33 - 8
Houston
Rockets
26 - 14
January 18, 2020, 8:30 PM EST
 | Toyota Center

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Los Angeles
Lakers
33 - 8
Houston
Rockets
26 - 14
January 18, 2020, 8:30 PM EST
 | Toyota Center
  • The Rockets have lost three of their last four games, but are returning to the comforts of their home court. They’ve struggled recently against the Lakers, but bettors may want to pay attention to the total — it’s gone OVER in each of their last eight games in Houston.

    Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets
    • Date/Time: January 18, 8:30 p.m. ET
    • Stadium: Toyota Center
    • TV Coverage: ABC, TSN1
    • Sportsbook Odds: Rockets -1.5 | O/U 230.5
    • Lakers vs Rockets Matchup Report

    Sportsbook Odds Analysis

    The Lakers are the Western Conference’s top dog and have the best road record in the league, while the Rockets have lost three out of four, but with Anthony Davis questionable the Rockets opened as slight home favorites. A confirmed report of Davis being active could swing the spread in Los Angeles’ favor.

    Los Angeles News & Notes

    The Lakers saw their nine-game win streak snapped with a 119-118 loss Wednesday to Orlando, and they go might into Saturday’s game against Houston again without one of their star players.

    Anthony Davis has missed the past four games with a back injury. He is listed as questionable against Houston and will make his decision following pregame warmups.

    With Davis possibly sidelined, expect to see LeBron James again carrying the offense to keep pace with the Rockets. He’s averaging 25.4 points and 10.9 assists per contest, helping keep the Lakers play up-tempo games, which has led to the total going OVER in four of their last five games.

    Los Angeles has had its share of shootouts recently when visiting Houston, as the total has gone OVER in eight straight meetings between these teams at the Toyota Center.

    Houston News & Notes

    The Rockets have hit a mid-season rut, losing three of their last four games and covering the spread in only one of their previous five.

    James Harden, the league’s scoring leader, has seen has pace slow down — at least by his comparisons. He’s averaging 32.3 points per game over his last 10, well down from his season average. Even though teammate Russell Westbrook has picked up the slack, scoring at least 20 points in 15 straight games, the lower scoring has led to the Rockets seeing the total go UNDER in four of their last six games

    Houston is facing a Lakers team that has the Western Conference’s top record and NBA’s best road record, but the Rockets’ have won five of their last six meetings, so they’re entering the game with confidence.

    Betting Pick: OVER 230.5

    The Rockets may be playing to the UNDER lately, but showtime takes over whenever the Lakers come to town. I think that happens again Saturday, and the total goes OVER.

    Shark Bites
    • The Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
    • The OVER is 10-3 in the last 13 games in this matchup.
    • The Lakers are 17-3 SU in 20 road games this season.

Odds

Saturday, January 18 Sat Jan 18


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+1.5
-108
+115
o230.5
-107
-1.5
-108
-135
u230.5
-107
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+3.5
-115
+133
o235
-110
-3.5
-105
-153
u235
-110

Edge Finder

117.11
Total Score
109.67
48.47
Field Goal %
44.72
33.66
Three Point %
33.04
79.26
Free Throw %
75.58
44.87
Total Rebounds
46.61
117.11
Total Score
109.67
28.49
First Quarter
27.61
30.06
Second Quarter
28.52
28.15
Third Quarter
27.41
29.70
Fourth Quarter
25.61
48.47
Field Goal %
44.72
79.26
Free Throw %
75.58
33.66
Three Point %
33.04
30.85
Three's Attempts
34.87
10.38
Three's Made
11.52
9.26
Offensive
13.11
35.62
Defensive
33.50
44.87
Total Rebounds
46.61
24.94
Assists
22.15
18.77
Fouls
20.80
13.55
Turnovers
16.09
6.55
Steals
7.24

Head To Head

LAL
Stat Type HOU
2-8
Record
8-2
5-5
ATS
5-5
7-3
O/U
7-3
112.40
Score
125.40
57.00
Half Time Score
60.60
46.29%
Field Goal Percentage
47.14%
45.00
Rebounds
45.90
88/300
3 Point Shots
166/442
8.70
Steals
9.90
LAL
Stat Type HOU
1-2
Record
2-1
2-1
ATS
1-2
2-1
O/U
2-1
118.67
Score
123.33
57.33
Half Time Score
55.33
50.19%
Field Goal Percentage
45.42%
45.33
Rebounds
40.00
28/99
3 Point Shots
52/143
6.33
Steals
8.67
Feb 21/19 (1 of 10)
LAL
Stat Type HOU
Home
Away
111
Score
106
+3
ATS
-3
233.5 o
O/U
233.5 u
52
Half Time Score
58
44.70%
Field Goal Percentage
45.50%
49
Rebounds
38
8/30
3 Point Shots
12/41
4
Steals
9
Jan 19/19 (2 of 10)
LAL
Stat Type HOU
Away
Home
134
Score
138
+7
ATS
-7
229.5 o
O/U
229.5 u
64
Half Time Score
46
52.10%
Field Goal Percentage
42.00%
56
Rebounds
39
10/37
3 Point Shots
25/68
6
Steals
9
Dec 13/18 (3 of 10)
LAL
Stat Type HOU
Away
Home
111
Score
126
+6
ATS
-6
226 o
O/U
226 u
56
Half Time Score
62
53.80%
Field Goal Percentage
49.40%
31
Rebounds
43
10/32
3 Point Shots
15/34
9
Steals
8
Oct 20/18 (4 of 10)
LAL
Stat Type HOU
Home
Away
115
Score
124
+3.5
ATS
-3.5
238 o
O/U
238 u
62
Half Time Score
66
48.00%
Field Goal Percentage
45.80%
44
Rebounds
54
8/32
3 Point Shots
16/42
8
Steals
7
Apr 10/18 (5 of 10)
LAL
Stat Type HOU
Home
Away
99
Score
105
+9
ATS
-9
218 o
O/U
218 u
48
Half Time Score
56
42.20%
Field Goal Percentage
42.00%
47
Rebounds
49
10/36
3 Point Shots
16/47
14
Steals
9
Dec 31/17 (6 of 10)
LAL
Stat Type HOU
Away
Home
142
Score
148
+15
ATS
-15
226 o
O/U
226 u
72
Half Time Score
65
50.50%
Field Goal Percentage
46.20%
54
Rebounds
44
10/25
3 Point Shots
18/52
6
Steals
7
Dec 20/17 (7 of 10)
LAL
Stat Type HOU
Away
Home
122
Score
116
+14.5
ATS
-14.5
225.5 o
O/U
225.5 u
63
Half Time Score
59
47.10%
Field Goal Percentage
41.10%
47
Rebounds
47
15/35
3 Point Shots
17/42
8
Steals
7
Dec 3/17 (8 of 10)
LAL
Stat Type HOU
Home
Away
95
Score
118
+12
ATS
-12
223 o
O/U
223 u
46
Half Time Score
61
38.10%
Field Goal Percentage
50.60%
45
Rebounds
43
9/28
3 Point Shots
14/37
9
Steals
10
Mar 15/17 (9 of 10)
LAL
Stat Type HOU
Away
Home
100
Score
139
+17.5
ATS
-17.5
235 o
O/U
235 u
52
Half Time Score
66
46.20%
Field Goal Percentage
54.90%
38
Rebounds
50
3/25
3 Point Shots
18/43
10
Steals
13
Dec 7/16 (10 of 10)
LAL
Stat Type HOU
Away
Home
95
Score
134
+13.5
ATS
-13.5
223 o
O/U
223 u
55
Half Time Score
67
39.10%
Field Goal Percentage
54.30%
39
Rebounds
52
5/20
3 Point Shots
15/36
13
Steals
20

Team Records

LAL
Record HOU
33-8
All
26-14
16-5
Home
14-5
17-3
Away
12-9
29-7
As Fav
23-11
4-1
As Dog
3-3
22-18-1
ATS
19-21
11-9-1
ATS Home
10-9
11-9
ATS Away
9-12
19-22
O/U
16-23-1
9-12
O/U Home
9-10
10-10
O/U Away
7-13-1
LAL
Record HOU
9-1
All
5-5
6-1
Home
4-1
3-0
Away
1-4
7-1
As Fav
5-4
2-0
As Dog
0-1
6-3-1
ATS
4-6
3-3-1
ATS Home
4-1
3-0
ATS Away
0-5
6-4
O/U
3-6-1
3-4
O/U Home
2-3
3-0
O/U Away
1-3-1
LAL
Record HOU
4-2
All
4-4
3-1
Home
2-1
1-1
Away
2-3
4-2
As Fav
4-3
0-0
As Dog
0-1
2-4
ATS
1-7
1-3
ATS Home
0-3
1-1
ATS Away
1-4
1-5
O/U
4-4
0-4
O/U Home
2-1
1-1
O/U Away
2-3
LAL
Record HOU
11-4
All
11-4
7-2
Home
5-2
4-2
Away
6-2
11-3
As Fav
10-4
0-1
As Dog
1-0
7-8
ATS
8-7
6-3
ATS Home
5-2
1-5
ATS Away
3-5
7-8
O/U
3-11-1
5-4
O/U Home
1-6
2-4
O/U Away
2-5-1
LAL
Record HOU
22-4
All
15-10
9-3
Home
9-3
13-1
Away
6-7
18-4
As Fav
13-7
4-0
As Dog
2-3
15-10-1
ATS
11-14
5-6-1
ATS Home
5-7
10-4
ATS Away
6-7
12-14
O/U
13-12
4-8
O/U Home
8-4
8-6
O/U Away
5-8

Injuries

Name Position Inj Desc
LeBron James SF Is "?" Saturday vs New Orleans, Ankle
Anthony Davis PF Is probable Saturday vs New Orleans, Foot
Austin Reaves SG Is out indefinitely, Hamstring
Name Position Inj Desc
Kevin Porter Jr. SG Is out indefinitely, Foot
Jalen Green SG Is "?" Saturday vs Oklahoma City, Calf

Last 10 Games

Date Opp Score SU Line Total ATS FG% FT% 3PTM
Jan 15, 2020 ORL 118-119 L -10.5 209.50 L/O 49.48 63.64 15
Jan 13, 2020 CLE 128-99 W -14 222 W/O 54.55 75.00 11
Jan 11, 2020 OKC 125-110 W +9 214.50 W/O 51.52 80.00 15
Jan 10, 2020 DAL 129-114 W +2.5 223 W/O 52.81 78.12 10
Jan 7, 2020 NY 117-87 W -13 222.50 W/U 50.00 85.71 17
Jan 5, 2020 DET 106-99 W -14.5 220 L/U 45.65 69.57 6
Jan 3, 2020 NOP 123-113 W -10 225.50 P/O 50.00 82.14 14
Jan 1, 2020 PHO 117-107 W -11 225.50 L/U 47.78 70.59 7
Dec 29, 2019 DAL 108-95 W -5 224.50 W/U 48.72 82.14 9
Dec 28, 2019 POR 128-120 W -5 223.50 W/O 51.65 82.14 11
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Date Opp Score SU Line Total ATS FG% FT% 3PTM
Jan 15, 2020 POR 107-117 L -8.5 236.50 L/U 39.58 65.22 16
Jan 14, 2020 MEM 110-121 L -4.5 240.50 L/U 43.02 91.67 14
Jan 11, 2020 MIN 139-109 W -10 232 W/O 51.58 79.31 18
Jan 9, 2020 OKC 92-113 L -3.5 227.50 L/U 38.20 92.86 11
Jan 8, 2020 ATL 122-115 W -8 237 L/P 42.39 75.61 13
Jan 3, 2020 PHI 118-108 W -4.5 228 W/U 47.67 75.00 12
Dec 31, 2019 DEN 130-104 W -6 225 W/O 52.87 70.97 16
Dec 29, 2019 NOP 112-127 L +5.5 223.50 L/O 51.85 65.00 15
Dec 28, 2019 BKN 108-98 W -9 234.50 W/U 43.56 43.75 13
Dec 25, 2019 GS 104-116 L -11.5 229.50 L/U 37.00 87.50 16
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