The Los Angeles Lakers (33-8) take on the Houston Rockets (26-14) at Toyota Center Saturday with tip-off set for 8:30 p.m. ET. We analyze the Lakers-Rockets sports betting odds and lines, with NBA betting advice and tips around the matchup.
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Lakers at Rockets: Key injuries
- PF Anthony Davis (gluteus maximus) questionable
- PG Rajon Rondo (finger) questionable
- C DeMarcus Cousins (knee) out
- PG Alex Caruso (neck) probable
- SG Austin Rivers (thumb) out
- C Nene Hilario (thigh) out
- SF Gerald Green (foot) out
Lakers at Rockets: Odds, lines, picks, and betting tips
NBA odds courtesy of BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports for a full set of today’s betting odds. Odds last updated at 2 p.m. ET.
Rockets 114, Lakers 108
Despite the Lakers having a better record this season, the ROCKETS (-129) are the moneyline favorites in this contest. Houston has been phenomenal at home, winning 14 of their 19 games at Toyota Center. With Davis’ status still up in the air, I’m taking the Rockets to win Saturday night.
Line/Against the Spread(ATS)
The ROCKETS (-1.5, -115) are less than a basket favorite. While Houston has struggled against the spread of late, this line is so low that their recent history against the spread doesn’t really come into play. Instead, their 5-1 record in their last six home games is more relevant. I like the Rockets to out-shoot the Lakers in what should be a close contest.
The total for this Western Conference showdown is set at 232.5, which feels a little bit too high. While both teams have outstanding offenses, the Lakers have the fourth-best scoring defense in the NBA. That should help keep the score down as the Lakers will want to play a slower pace in this game. I like the UNDER 232.5 (+105) to hit in Houston.
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