Game 5 Lakers vs Rockets NBA Eastern Conference Semis Playoff Odds & Computer Picks

Written by on September 11, 2020

On Saturday (September 12, 2020), the Los Angeles Lakers (52-19, 7-2) square off against the Houston Rockets (44-28, 5-6) in a game that Los Angeles is currently a strong favorite by 6.5 points. A 215-point over/under has been set for the matchup. Tip-off for Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals is scheduled for 8:00 PM ET at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida.

Bet here on the Lakers or the Rockets in Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals.

Betting Information

Lakers vs Rockets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Lakers -6.5 -110 -110 215 -110 -110

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Lakers vs Rockets
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Rockets (+6.5) Over (215) Lakers 114 Rockets 111

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Head to Head

Los Angeles has come out on top in four of its seven head-to-head meetings with Houston this season. The Lakers also have a 4-3 advantage against the spread when squaring off against the Rockets.

Lakers vs Rockets in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
9/10/2020 Lakers -5 218.5 -210 170 110-100 LAL
9/8/2020 Lakers -4.5 222 -195 160 112-102 LAL
9/6/2020 Lakers -5.5 223 -248 204 117-109 LAL
9/4/2020 Lakers -6.5 227 -303 244 112-97 HOU
8/6/2020 Rockets -3.5 227.5 -162 134 113-97 HOU
2/6/2020 Lakers -6 239.5 -251 206 121-111 HOU
1/18/2020 Rockets -2.5 235.5 -140 118 124-115 LAL

Lakers Betting Information

  • Los Angeles and its opponents have reached the over/under in just 38 of 80 games this season (47.5%).
  • Los Angeles has been solid against the spread, going 42-37-1 on the season.
  • The Lakers have posted an even record of 20-20-1 against the spread when the spread is -6.5 or bigger.
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Rockets Betting Information

  • Houston has a losing record against the spread, going 37-44-1 ATS (covering only 45.1% of the time).
  • When they are 6.5-point underdogs, the Rockets have a record ATS of 2-0.
  • In most of Houston’s games this year, the teams have not hit the over (32 out of 83 games, 38.6%).
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Over/Under Analysis

Lakers vs Rockets Total Facts
Games Over 215 % of Games Over 215 Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Lakers 51 63.8% 113.4 230 107.5 221.2 220.9
Rockets 65 78.3% 116.6 230 113.7 221.2 230.3

Lakers Leaders

  • Anthony Davis leads the Lakers in scoring (26.1 points per game) and rebounding (9.3 rebounds per game).
  • The team is led in assists by LeBron James’ 10.2 per game.
  • James knocks down 2.2 threes per game to lead the Lakers.
  • Davis leads Los Angeles in both blocks and steals, averaging 2.3 blocks and 1.5 steals per game.

Rockets Leaders

  • The Rockets go-to guy, James Harden, leads the team in both scoring (34.3 points per game) and assists (7.5 assists per game).
  • Russell Westbrook collects all of the boards and is the Houston leader in rebounds, getting 7.9 per game.
  • Nobody on Houston grabs more steals than Harden (1.8 per game) or blocks more shots than Robert Covington (1.3 per game).
  • Harden makes more threes per game than any other member of the Rockets, cashing in 4.4 treys per game.

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