Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets: 1/12/2021 Betting Trends, Computer Picks, Odds, Line and Preview

Written by on January 11, 2021

The Los Angeles Lakers (8-3) are favored (by 4.5 points) to extend a five-game road winning streak when they visit the Houston Rockets (3-5) on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 8:00 PM ET. The point total in the matchup is 222.5.

Betting Information

Lakers vs Rockets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Lakers -4.5 -111 -117 222.5 -111 -117
Place a bet on Los Angeles Lakers or the Houston Rockets for Tuesday’s game.

Head to Head

After the last 10 head-to-head matchups, Los Angeles has a 7-3 record against Houston. The Lakers also have a 6-3 advantage against the spread when squaring off against the Rockets.

Lakers vs Rockets in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/10/2021 Lakers Rockets -4 224 -180 149 Regular Season 120-102 LAL
9/12/2020 Lakers Lakers -6.5 217 -274 221 Playoffs 119-96 LAL
9/10/2020 Lakers Rockets -5 218.5 -210 170 Playoffs 110-100 LAL
9/8/2020 Lakers Rockets -4.5 222 -195 160 Playoffs 112-102 LAL
9/6/2020 Lakers Lakers -5.5 223 -248 204 Playoffs 117-109 LAL
9/4/2020 Lakers Lakers -6.5 227 -303 244 Playoffs 112-97 HOU
8/6/2020 Rockets Rockets -3.5 227.5 -162 134 Regular Season 113-97 HOU
2/6/2020 Lakers Lakers -6 239.5 -251 206 Regular Season 121-111 HOU
1/18/2020 Rockets Rockets -2.5 235.5 -140 118 Regular Season 124-115 LAL
2/21/2019 Lakers Regular Season 111-106 LAL
  • 8/6/2020 DNP – Lakers: LeBron James; Rockets: Russell Westbrook, Eric Gordon
  • 1/18/2020 DNP – Lakers: Anthony Davis
  • Lakers Betting Information

    • Los Angeles has struggled against the spread, going 5-6 on the year.
    • When favored by at least 4.5 points, the Lakers have struggled to a 4-5 record ATS this season.
    • Los Angeles and its opponents have hit the over/under in just 4 of 11 games this season (36.4%).
    Bet on the Los Angeles Lakers to win the NBA Championship.

    Rockets Betting Information

    • Houston has covered the spread in less than half of its games, going 3-5 ATS.
    • When they are at least 4.5-point underdogs, the Rockets have gone 1-1 against the spread.
    • In most of Houston’s games this year, the teams have not hit the over (3 out of 8 games, 37.5%).
    Bet on the Houston Rockets to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • The Lakers and their opponents have combined to score more than 222.5 points in 390.9% of their games this year (43 of 11 opportunities).
    • In three of eight games (37.5%) this year, Houston has combined with its opponents to score at least 222.5 points.
    • These teams average a combined 227.3 points per game, 4.8 more points than the total of 222.5 set for this game.
    • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 3.5 fewer points per game (219) than this matchup’s over/under of 222.5 points.
    • The average point total in Lakers games this season is 1.9 less points than the over/under of 222.5 in this matchup.
    • The average point total for the Rockets this season is 3.0 points higher than this game’s over/under.
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    Lakers Leaders

    • LeBron James leads the Lakers in points and assists. He puts up 24.0 points per game while adding 7.7 assists.
    • Los Angeles’ rebounding leader is Anthony Davis, who averages 8.6 per game.
    • James is the top three-point shooter for the Lakers, knocking down 2.1 per game.
    • Davis leads Los Angeles in both blocks and steals, averaging 1.6 blocks and 1.3 steals per game.

    Rockets Leaders

    • The Rockets go-to guy, James Harden, leads the team in both scoring (26.0 points per game) and assists (11.0 assists per game).
    • Christian Wood collects all of the boards and is the Houston leader in rebounds, pulling down 9.7 per game.
    • Harden is tops from three-point range for the Rockets, hitting 3.4 threes per game.
    • Nobody on Houston grabs more steals than John Wall (1.2 per game) or blocks more shots than Wood (1.9 per game).
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