The Houston Rockets (6-4) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Lakers (7-6) on Sunday, November 19th. This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena in Crypto.com Arena and televised on SN-LA. The Lakers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Rockets are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Trail Blazers. Tip-off is set for 9:30 ET.
The Rockets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Rockets is coming off a loss to the Clippers in their latest game, ending with a score of 106-100. The Rockets may have lost the game outright, but they did succeed in covering the spread as +7.5 point underdogs. Concerning the over/under, the total of 206 points remained below the established over/under line of 218.5.
The Rockets head into today’s action with an overall record of 6-4 and have gone 2-1 over their previous three games. On the road, the Rockets have gone 0-3 so far this season compared to their 6-1 mark at home.
Houston comes in with an overall ATS record of 7-3 so far this season. Houston has gone 2-0 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 5-3 when playing as underdogs.
The Lakers Are Coming Off A Win
LeBron James led Los Angeles with 35 points against the Trail Blazers, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 49.4% in the game. As the Lakers secured the victory with a final score of 107-95, Anthony Davis also chipped in with 16 points.
Over the Lakers’ last five games, they are 4-1 and come in with an overall record of 7-6. Away from their home court, the Lakers have a 2-5 record this season, in contrast to their 5-1 record at home.
So far, Los Angeles is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 5-8. The Lakers are currently on a two game ATS win streak when they are the favorite, and they hold a 2-3 record against the spread as underdogs.
Rockets Offense Breakdown
This season, the Houston offense is ranked 23rd in the NBA in scoring at 109.9 points per game. So far, the Rockets are averaging 97 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Their slower style of play has created fewer offensive opportunities, leading to them being ranked 23rd in fields goals made per contest.
Lakers Offense Breakdown
The Lakers come into today’s game as the 18th ranked scoring offense at 112.4 points per game. So far, Los Angeles is averaging 101.2 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. Not only does the team maintain an up-tempo playing style, but they have also effectively combined it with one of the better field goal percentages in the NBA, which is 48%.
Rockets Team Defense
At this time, the Rockets’ defense is positioned 2nd in the NBA, permitting 105.8 points per game.
In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Rockets defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 53.4% while allowing 32.6% from downtown.
Lakers Team Defense
The Lakers’ defense is presently ranked 18th in the league, allowing an average of 114.3 points per contest.
Los Angeles’ defense is currently forcing 14.7 turnovers per game, which is 21st in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 1st in blocked shots, with an average of 6.8 rejections per game.
Key Players For The Rockets And Lakers
In today’s game, we anticipate Alperen Sengün leading the scoring for the Rockets, contributing 16 points while shooting 7/11 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 19.8 points per game, along with 8.2 rebounds.
On the other side, LeBron James is our projected leading scorer for the Lakers. We have him ending the game with a team-high 20 and grabbing 7 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 57.2% and is averaging 25.5 points per contest.
Rockets vs Lakers Trends
- When looking at their past ten road matchups, Houston has an ATS record of 4-6 while averaging 109 per game. The team went 2-8 overall in these games.
- Through their last ten home contests, the Lakers offense has averaged 110 points per game while allowing an average of 118. Los Angeles posted an overall record of 2-8 while going 5-5 ATS.
- The Rockets have played well in their last five games as the betting underdog, going 4-1 straight up and 5-0 against the spread.
- Los Angeles has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 3-0 SU and 3-0 ATS in their last three games.
Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +5.5, the Rockets is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 219.5, and our model projects the Rockets and Lakers to reach a combined total of 217 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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