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Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets: Don Best NBA Odds & Trends for 1/12/2021

James Harden's Houston Rockets (3-5) will look to secure an upset of LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers (8-3) on January 12, 2021. The Lakers are a 4.5-point favorite. A point total of 222.5 is set for the game.

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How to Watch

Time: 8:00 PM EST
TV Channel: NBA TV

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Lakers vs. Rockets Betting Data

Lakers vs Rockets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Lakers -4.5 -110 -110 222.5 -110 -110

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Lakers Betting Data

  • Los Angeles covered the spread more often than not this season, going 8-3 against the spread.
  • Los Angeles and its opponents have hit the over in 100% of games (11 out of 11 matchups).

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Rockets Betting Data

  • Houston has a losing (3-5) record against the spread this season.
  • Houston hit the over in 100% of its games (8 of 8 games).

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Point Total Insights

  • Los Angeles' games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Tuesday's matchup total (222.5 points) in 43 out of 11 opportunities (390.9% of matchups).
  • In 37.5% of Houston's games this season (3 of 8), the total points scored was more than Tuesday's 222.5-point over/under.
  • The Lakers average 114.5 points per game against the Rockets' 112.8, totaling 4.8 points over the contest's point total of 222.5.
  • These two teams surrender a combined 219 points per game, 3.5 points less than this contest's over/under.
  • This season the average total for Lakers games is 220.6 points, 1.9 fewer than the over/under of 222.5 points for this contest.
  • Rockets' games have a total points bet of 225.5 points this season, 3.0 points more than the over/under for this contest.

Previous Matchups

Los Angeles has a 7-3 record against Houston over the last 10 matchups, while the Lakers have also covered the spread in six of nine games 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
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    Lakers Players to Watch

    • James leads the Lakers in points and assists per game, scoring 24.0 points and distributing 7.7 assists.
    • Anthony Davis is Los Angeles' best rebounder, hauling in an average of 8.6 boards in each contest while scoring 22.9 points per game.
    • James leads the Lakers in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 2.1 shots per game from beyond the arc.
    • The Los Angeles leader in both steals and blocks is Davis, who averages 1.3 takeaways and 1.6 rejections per game.

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    Rockets Players to Watch

    • Harden's points (26.0 per game) and assists (11.0 per game) stat lines give him the top scoring and assists spots on the Rockets' leaderboards.
    • Christian Wood is at the top of the Houston rebounding leaderboard with 9.7 rebounds per game. He also notches 23.3 points and adds 1.3 assists per game.
    • Harden is the top shooter from the three-point line for the Rockets, hitting 3.4 threes per game.
    • Houston's leader in steals is John Wall (1.2 per game), and its leader in blocks is Wood (1.9 per game).

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    Injury Report

    Lakers:

    Wesley Matthews: Out (Achilles),

    Jared Dudley: Out (Calf),

    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: Day To Day (Ankle),

    Anthony Davis: Day To Day (Adductor),

    LeBron James: Day To Day (Ankle)

    Rockets:

    Eric Gordon: Day To Day (Lower leg),

    Chris Clemons: Out For Season (Achilles),

    Danuel House Jr.: Out (Back),

    John Wall: Day To Day (Migraine),

    Brodric Thomas: Day To Day (Ankle)

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