Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets Game 1 Odds & Betting Trends

Written by on September 4, 2020

On Friday (September 4, 2020), the Los Angeles Lakers (52-19, 4-1) are currently healthy 6.5-point favorites against the Houston Rockets (44-28, 4-3). The matchup has an over/under of 225. Tip-off for Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals is scheduled for 9:00 PM ET at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida. The battle between these two squads is one of two contests on the docket in the NBA for the day.

Bet here on the Lakers or the Rockets in Game 1 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 -110 225 -110 -110

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Lakers vs Rockets
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Rockets (+6.5) Over (225) Lakers 116 Rockets 110

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Head to Head

Houston has taken two of its three head-to-head matchups against Los Angeles this year. The Rockets also hold a 2-1 edge against the spread when taking on the Lakers.

Lakers vs Rockets in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
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 37 of 76 games this season (48.7%).
  • Los Angeles is solid against the spread, going 39-36-1 on the season.
  • When favored by at least 6.5 points, the Lakers have fared well against the spread, putting together a 20-19-1 record.
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Rockets Betting Information

  • Houston has a losing record against the spread, going 36-41-1 ATS (covering just 46.2% of the time).
  • When they are 6.5-point underdogs, the Rockets have a record ATS of 1-0.
  • In most of Houston’s games this year, the teams have not hit the over (31 out of 79 games, 39.2%).
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Over/Under Analysis

Lakers vs Rockets Total Facts
Games Over 225 % of Games Over 225 Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Lakers 33 43.4% 113.7 230.9 107.6 221.5 221.3
Rockets 54 68.4% 117.2 230.9 113.9 221.5 231

Lakers Leaders

  • Anthony Davis leads the Lakers in scoring (26.1 points per game) and rebounding (9.3 rebounds per game).
  • The squad is led in assists by LeBron James’ 10.2 per game.
  • James connects on 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, pulling down 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, averaging 4.4 treys per game.

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