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Los Angeles Lakers Visit Houston Rockets in NBA Clash – Betting Lines and Pick

Toyota Center will feature Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers action on Sunday as both teams try to pay off for those betting on NBA action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Los Angeles Lakers listed as 14-point underdogs earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 225.5 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 121-105 result in favor of the Rockets. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Lakers will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 16-18 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Houston Rockets are 16-17-1 ATS. Los Angeles is 19-15 against the points scored total betting line, while Houston is 17-17 versus the line. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The Rockets - Lakers betting odds would favor the Rockets if the lines were set according to power rankings. Houston is rated No. 1 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Los Angeles Lakers sit at No. 19.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Houston's No. 2-ranked offense (114.26 PPG) against a Los Angeles Lakers defense that ranks No. 27 at 110.09 PPG. The Houston Rockets have averaged 46.4% from the field per game, more than the Los Angeles Lakers have managed so far this NBA season (45.21% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

James Harden scored 20 points in a failed effort to lead the Rockets to victory (they lost 121-103 to Washington at Capitol One Arena on Friday).

Betting Trends
  • LA Lakers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • LA Lakers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of LA Lakers's last 9 games
  • LA Lakers is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Houston is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
  • Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Houston's last 12 games

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Minnesota, Monday, January 1st
Houston at Orlando, Wednesday, January 3rd

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