Rockets vs Lakers Prediction and Odds

Rockets vs Lakers Prediction and Odds

Rockets vs Lakers Prediction and Odds: Bookmakers and Stats predict the Lakers’ victory over the Rockets. However, it LeBron James sits out, the Rockets could come close to winning this game.


The Houston Rockets (10-33, 15th in the Western Conference) travel to the Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles for a Western Conference away matchup against the LA Lakers on Monday (19-24, 13th in the Western Conference). Both teams lost on the previous matchday. The rockets were humiliated (100-121) by the Clippers away, while the Lakers lost to the 76ers (112-113). This will be the first meeting between the two teams this season.

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Rockets vs Lakers Prediction: Last 5 Games Analysis

The Houston Rockets have failed to win a single away game in the last 5 matches.

In the last 5 away games:

  • The Rockets scored an average of 110.2 points per game.
  • The Rockets conceded an average of 128.6 points per game.
  • Games that ended with a difference of 3 points or less: 0
  • Games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points or more: 1

The Los Angeles Lakers have won two games in the last 5 (home) matches

The wins came against the likes of the Atlanta Hawks and the Miami Heat.

In the last 5 home games:

  • The Lakers average 119.8 points.
  • The Lakers conceded 117.0 points.
  • Number of games that ended with a difference of 3 points or less: 2
  • Number of games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points: 2

The Lakers have the momentum advantage

Rockets vs Lakers Prediction: Offense and Defense Comparison

Offense

The Houston Rockets are 28th in terms of points scored per game, averaging 109.3 this season. The Rockets had a field goal percentage of 44.4% and a 3-point percentage of 33.2%. The Rockets have an adjusted offensive rating of 108.9 in the last 5 away games.

The Los Angeles Lakers have maintained an average of 116.6 points per game in the current season. Shooting-wise, they hit 48.3% of their field goals and 33.7% of their 3-pointers. The Lakers have an adjusted offensive rating of 113.2 in the last 5 home games.

While the Lakers’ attack is not ranked well, they are rated better than the Rockets.

Defense

The Rockets have forced their opponents to shoot 47.4% from the field while giving up an average of 116.9 points per game. The Rockets rank 24th in the league in terms of defensive points allowed this season. The Rockets have an adjusted defensive rating of 127.1 in the last 5 away games.

The Lakers conceded 117.9 points per game. The average number of rebounds per game stands at 45.2 per game. The averages of steals and blocks per game are currently at 6.7 and 4.7 per game respectively. The Lakers have an adjusted defensive rating of 110.7 in the last 5 home games this season.

The Lakers are much stronger than the Rockets on Defense

Rockets vs Lakers Odds

Moneyline

  • Houston Rockets: 180
  • Los Angeles Lakers: -195

Point Spread

  • Houston Rockets +5: -105
  • Los Angeles Lakers -5: -104

Win Probability

  • Houston Rockets: 34%
  • Los Angeles Lakers: 66%
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Lakers vs Rockets Prediction: Last Game Analysis

Can the Lakers snap a three-match losing streak?

The Lakers after 5 consecutive wins are on a three-match losing streak and are coming off a 113-112 close loss to the 76ers. LeBron James led the ailing Lakers with 35 points, 10 assists, and eight rebounds. The Lakers only hit 30% of their 3-point attempts while shooting 55.2% overall. The Lakers scored 70 of their points in the paint, where they performed better. The Lakers also scored 18 points on fast breaks.

Can the Rockets snap its 10-game losing streak?

The Rockets have played poorly in the past ten games and have not recorded a single victory. The Rockets have lost three consecutive games away, the most recent being a 121-100 humiliation at the hands of the Clippers. The Rockets struggled miserably in the last quarter where the Clippers rallied to outscore them 30-10. The Rockets failed to match on the Major stats, the Clippers outscored them on the field goals as well as three-pointers. The Rockets shot 45.2 % from the field to the Clippers’ 52.3. The Clippers outrebounded the Rockets as well.

Rockets vs Lakers Prediction: Head-to-Head Stats

There have been a total of 230 regular season games between these two sides in the NBA. The Lakers have won 144, while the Houston Rockets have won 86.

In the last five meetings, the Lakers are 4-1 against the Rockets.

Key Highlights: Last 5 meetings

  • The number of games hosted by the Rockets: 3
  • The number of games hosted by the Lakers: 2
  • The number of away games won by the Rockets: 0
  • The number of home games won by the Lakers: 2
  • Average points scored in this match: 237.2
  • Average points scored by the Rockets: 117.2
  • Average points scored by the Lakers: 120.0

Lakers vs Rockets Prediction: Players to Watch Out

LA Lakers

LeBron James (Small Forward)

Points Per Game: 29.0 | Rebounds Per Game: 8.4 | Assists Per Game: 6.8

Russell Westbrook (Point Guard)

Points Per Game: 15.4 | Assists Per Game: 7.8 | Rebounds Per Game: 6.4

Lonnie Walker IV (Guard)

Points Per Game: 14.7 | Rebounds Per Game: 2.3 | Assists Per Game: 1.4

Houston Rockets

Jalen Green (Shooting Guard)

Points Per Game: 21.5 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.3| Assists Per Game: 3.6

Kevin Porter Jr. (Shooting Guard)

Points Per Game: 19.2 | Assists Per Game: 5.5 | Rebounds Per Game: 5.6

Alperen Sengun (Center)

Points Per Game: 14.4 | Rebounds Per Game: 8.6 | Blocks Per Game: 0.9

Rockets vs Lakers Winner Prediction

  • The Lakers have the momentum advantage
  • The Lakers have a better offense as though the attack isn’t playing out well
  • The Lakers are formidable on defense as well
  • Overall: the Lakers may win this game.

The overall prediction could change if LeBron James sits out of this game. We would then switch it to a close game instead of a Lakers win.

ajaygandhar

ajaygandhar

Ajay has a deep and Profound interest in sports with a love for Statistics and is constantly looking to cater to and assist the Audience to Predict Sports events more accurately.

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