The Lakers will be on the road to face the Rockets for the second time in three days. The Lakers beat the Rockets 120 to 102 on Sunday. The Lakers largest lead in that game was 27 before they won by 18. L.A. is listed as -4.5 point favorites tonight and the over under is set at 222.5.
The first thing that matters when you’re looking to bet on this game is the fact that Anthony Davis and LeBron James are both listed as day to day on the injury report. Always smart to hold off on locking your bet in until we get inside the two hour window to tip off when active/inactives are announced. The Lakers have won 6 of their last 7 and they are a perfect 5-0 on the road this season. The Rockets have lost 3 of their last 4 and they have been held to 107 points or less in 4 of their last 5 games. The Lake show has gone over 107 points in 4 of their last 5 games.
Looking back at Sunday’s game, the Lakers had 62 points in the paint and outscored the Rockets 32-7 in fast break points. It was a dominating performance. You’d have to expect a similar result tonight in the same matchup as long as AD and LBJ are both playing. They combined for 45 points on Sunday.
The play – Lakers -4.5 (contingent on Davis & James playing)