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Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets: Don Best NBA Odds & Trends for 5/12/2021

Los Angeles is an 8.5-point favorite against Houston when the LeBron James-led Lakers (39-30) and Christian Wood's Rockets (16-53) meet on May 12, 2021. A 220.5-point total is set for the matchup.

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How to Watch

Time: 10:30 PM EST
TV Channel: SportsNet LA

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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 -8.5 -110 -110 220.5 -110 -110

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Lakers Betting Data

  • Los Angeles has failed to beat the spread more often than not this season, going 31-38.
  • The Lakers have not fared well as an 8.5-point favorite, going 6-11 against the spread when favored by at least 8.5 points.
  • Los Angeles generally does not hit the over, only topping the point total in 27 of 69 games (39.1%).

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Rockets Betting Data

  • Against the spread this season, Houston is under .500: 25-44.
  • Houston has failed to hit the over in a majority of their games this season, going over the point total in just 33 of 69 opportunities.

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Point Total Insights

  • Los Angeles' games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Wednesday's matchup total (220.5 points) in 27 out of 69 opportunities (39.1% of matchups).
  • In Houston's games this year, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Wednesday's matchup over/under in 37 out of 69 matchups (53.6%).
  • Together, the two teams combine for 217.7 points per game, 2.8 points fewer than the over/under of 220.5 for this contest.
  • These two teams surrender a combined 223 points per game, 2.5 more than this contest's over/under.
  • On average, the over/under in Lakers games is 4.8 points fewer than the over/under of 220.5 points in this matchup.
  • Rockets' games have a total points bet of 225.1 points this season, 4.6 points more than the over/under for this matchup.

Previous Matchups

Los Angeles has won a majority of its last 10 games against Houston, going 7-3, while the Lakers also perform better against the spread, accumulating a 7-3 record ATS in those contests against the Rockets.

Lakers vs Rockets in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/12/2021 Lakers Rockets -4.5 223.5 -182 150 Regular Season 117-100 LAL
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

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Lakers Players to Watch

  • The leader in points and assists for the Lakers is James, who scores 25.0 points and distributes 7.8 assists per game.
  • Andre Drummond leads Los Angeles in rebounding, pulling down 11.9 boards per game while also scoring 15.0 points a contest.
  • The Lakers get the most three-point shooting production out of James, who makes 2.3 threes per game.
  • Drummond is Los Angeles' leader in steals, averaging 1.4 steals per game, while Anthony Davis leads them in blocks with 1.7 per contest.

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Rockets Players to Watch

  • The Rockets' leader in scoring and rebounding is Wood with 21.0 points and 9.6 rebounds per game.
  • Houston's assist leader is John Wall with 6.9 per game. He also scores 20.6 points per game and adds 3.2 rebounds per game.
  • Armoni Brooks is the top shooter from distance for the Rockets, hitting 2.8 threes per game.
  • Jae'Sean Tate (1.3 steals per game) is the steal leader for Houston while Wood (1.2 blocks per game) is the block leader.

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Injury Report

Lakers:

Kyle Kuzma: Day To Day (Back),

LeBron James: Out (Ankle),

Jared Dudley: Out (Knee),

Alex Caruso: Out (Foot),

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

Anthony Davis: Out (Adductor),

Talen Horton-Tucker: Day To Day (Calf),

Marc Gasol: Day To Day (Finger),

Dennis Schroder: Out (Calf)

Rockets:

Christian Wood: Day To Day (Ankle),

David Nwaba: Out (Wrist),

Dante Exum: Out (Calf),

Eric Gordon: Out (Groin),

Avery Bradley: Out (Personal),

Danuel House Jr.: Day To Day (Ankle),

Sterling Brown: Out (Knee),

DaQuan Jeffries: Day To Day (Ankle),

John Wall: Out For Season (Hamstring),

Kevin Porter Jr.: Out (Ankle),

D.J. Wilson: Out (Health and Safety Protocols)

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