The Los Angeles Lakers will take on the Houston Rockets at 10:30 p.m. ET Tuesday at Staples Center. Los Angeles is 4-3 overall and 3-2 at home, while Houston is 1-5 overall and 0-3 on the road. The Lakers have won four straight games over the Rockets and lead the all-time series 142-85.
The Lakers are favored by 10 points in the latest Lakers vs. Rockets odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 218. Before making any Rockets vs. Lakers picks, you need to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the red-hot computer simulation model at SportsLine.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Lakers vs. Rockets and just locked in its coveted NBA picks today. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's NBA picks. Here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Lakers vs. Rockets:
- Lakers vs. Rockets spread: Lakers -10
- Lakers vs. Rockets over-under: 218 points
- Lakers vs. Rockets moneyline: Lakers -550, Rockets +400
What you need to know about the Rockets
The Rockets are out to make up for these teams' contest on Sunday. They fell to the Lakers 95-85. Houston was down 75-54 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. Shooting guard Eric Gordon (17 points) and power forward Christian Wood (16 points) were the top scorers for Houston.
Houston is balanced offensively with four players averaging double-digits in points per game, led by Christian Wood at 19.2. The Rockets could have the added benefit of the Lakers being short-handed tonight. Houston is on a four-game losing streak, and is 2-3 against the spread in 2021.
What you need to know about the Lakers
The Lakers are the vastly superior team in this matchup. When these teams met on Sunday, Los Angeles held Houston to 85 points, and dominated in practically every possible metric.
The one issue for the Lakers is health. LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Dwight Howard are all listed as day-to-day but are expected to play, and Talen Horton-Tucker and Wayne Ellington have both been ruled out for tonight's game. If the Lakers use a form of load management, the spread could be in jeopardy when the fourth quarter rolls around.
How to make Lakers vs. Rockets picks
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