On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Lakers (16-18 SU, 11-22-1 ATS) will journey to Houston to fulfill the Rockets (10-24 SU, 16-17-1 ATS) on the Toyota Heart. Which staff will snap their dropping streak?
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets Betting Odds and Strains
Level unfold: Lakers -5.5 (-110)
Moneyline: Rockets +175 / Lakers -210
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets Harm Report
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For the Lakers, Trevor Ariza, Kent Bazemore, Austin Reaves and Rajon Rondo are all within the league’s well being and security protocols. Anthony Davis (MCL Sprain) and Kendrick Nunn (Knee Bone Bruise) are each out whereas Lebron James (Stomach) is possible.
For the Rockets, D.J Augustin, Kenyon Martin Jr., Jae’Sean Tate and Garrison Matthews are all within the league’s well being and security protocols. Kevin Porter Jr. (Left Thigh Contusion) and Jalen Inexperienced (Left Hamstring) are possible.
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets Preview
Lakers Trying to find Solutions
The Lakers simply usually are not taking part in good basketball proper now. They’ve misplaced 5 straight video games and can’t appear to discover a move offensively or string collectively stops defensively.
Over their 5 sport dropping streak they’re lifeless final in Offensive Score and twenty third in Defensive Score. They’re additionally twenty eighth in eFG%, twenty sixth in FG% and final in 3P%.
It’s not like Lebron James has been taking part in poorly, although. It’s the staff round him that has not been capable of do a lot. Over the past 5 video games, Lebron is averaging 31.6 factors, 9.8 rebounds and 5.6 assists.
With out Anthony Davis taking part in on this sport, the Lakers want Russel Westbrook, Talen Horton-Tucker, Dwight Howard and Wayne Ellington to step up.
Rockets Far Faraway from Transient Win Streak
It wasn’t so way back that the Rockets performed impressed basketball on their strategy to ripping off 8 straight wins.
Very similar to the Lakers, the Rockets are additionally taking part in actually unhealthy basketball. They’re 1-4 over their final 5 video games and misplaced to the Hornets 123-99 Monday evening. Over that 5 sport stretch the Rockets are seventeenth in Offensive Score, thirtieth in Defensive Score and twenty eighth in Internet Score.
Whereas they’ve been superb on the offensive finish, they only can not get stops defensively. They’re twenty sixth within the NBA in opponent FG% on the rim, twenty sixth in opponent eFG% and twenty seventh in opponent. They do defend the three considerably nicely, rating thirteenth in opponent e3P%.
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets Prediction
It is a great place to again the Lakers. Losers of 5 straight, they get a really favorable matchup in opposition to the Rockets right here.
Whereas the Lakers can’t shoot the three, they do love attacking the rim. The Lakers are 2nd within the NBA in FGA % on the rim, and eighth in FG% on the rim. The Rockets, as aforementioned, are twenty sixth within the NBA in opponent FG% on the rim.
The Rockets defend the three considerably nicely, however that gained’t make a lot of a distinction in opposition to a Lakers staff that each can not and shouldn’t be taking many threes on this sport.
I count on large video games from Lebron James and Russel Westbrook as they assault the rim all evening and outpace a Rockets staff coping with Covid points on the second evening of a back-to-back.
It doesn’t damage that Russ goes in opposition to his former group, both. Again the Lakers in an honest get proper spot. Simply be sure that Lebron is taking part in first.
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