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Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets – NBA – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

Two sliding teams square off when the Los Angeles Lakers (16-18) visit the Houston Rockets (10-24) on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 8:00 PM ET. The Lakers are 4.5-point favorites as they look to break a five-game losing streak against the Rockets, losers of four straight. The matchup’s point total is 228.5.

Lakers vs. Rockets Predictions

Lakers vs. Rockets Betting Odds

Lakers vs Rockets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Lakers -4.5 228.5 points

Lakers vs. Rockets Last 10 Games

  • Los Angeles is 4-6 overall and 5-5-0 against the spread over its past 10 games.
  • The final score of the last 10 Los Angeles games has gone over the set total three times.
  • The last 10 Lakers games averaged 220.3 total points, 8.2 fewer points than this matchup’s point total.
  • During the past 10 games, the Lakers are scoring 4.2 points less per game compared to their season average.
  • Houston is 2-8 overall and 4-6-0 against the spread in its past 10 contests.
  • Houston’s last 10 outings saw eight go over the total.
  • The last 10 Rockets games averaged 222.9 total points, 5.6 fewer points than this matchup’s over/under.
  • In the last 10 games, the Rockets are scoring 108.9 points per game compared to their 106.5 season average.

Lakers vs. Rockets Betting Trends

  • Los Angeles is 13-21-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Lakers have an ATS record of only 2-8 when playing as at least 4.5-point favorites.
  • Los Angeles games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under 18 times this season.
  • The Lakers are shooting 46.1% from the field this season, 0.1 percentage points lower than the 46.2% the Rockets allow to opponents.
  • Los Angeles is 10-10 against the spread and 13-7 overall when it shoots better than 46.2% from the field.
  • Houston is 16-17-1 against the spread this season.
  • In games they were an underdog in by 4.5 points or more so far this season, the Rockets went 10-14-1 against the spread.
  • Games involving Houston have hit the over 18 times this year.
  • The Rockets’ 45.0% shooting percentage from the field this season is 0.4 percentage points higher than the Lakers have allowed to their opponents (44.6%).
  • Houston has put together a 13-4-1 record against the spread and a 9-9 straight up record in games it shoots over 44.6% from the field.

Lakers vs. Rockets Over/Under Trends

  • This season, Los Angeles games have gone over this game’s 228.5-point over/under 14 times.
  • This season, 11 games Houston played finished with a combined score higher than 228.5 points.
  • The over/under for the contest of 228.5 is 12.0 points more than the combined points per game averages for the Lakers (110.0 points per game) and the Rockets (106.5 points per game).
  • The 226.6 points per game these two teams allow their opponents to score on average this season are 1.9 fewer than the 228.5 total in this contest.
  • The Lakers have seen a 220.0 average over/under in their games this season, 8.5 points fewer than the over/under in this matchup.
  • A difference of 8.0 points separates this matchup’s over/under (228.5 points) and the average total points bet in Rockets’ games (220.5 points) this season.

Lakers Team Leaders

  • Russell Westbrook: 19.6 PTS, 7.9 REB, 8.1 AST, 1.2 STL, 45.1 FG%, 30.4 3PT% (38-for-125)
  • Anthony Davis: 23.3 PTS, 9.9 REB, 1.2 STL, 2.0 BLK, 52.1 FG%, 17.9 3PT% (10-for-56)
  • LeBron James: 27.4 PTS, 6.5 AST, 1.7 STL, 51.7 FG%, 34.5 3PT% (58-for-168)
  • Carmelo Anthony: 13.2 PTS, 41.9 FG%, 39.2 3PT% (80-for-204)
  • Malik Monk: 10.1 PTS, 45.6 FG%, 36.4 3PT% (51-for-140)

Rockets Team Leaders

  • Christian Wood: 17.1 PTS, 10.8 REB, 46.4 FG%, 34.0 3PT% (52-for-153)
  • Jae’Sean Tate: 12.3 PTS, 49.1 FG%, 30.7 3PT% (27-for-88)
  • Alperen Sengun: 9.1 PTS, 49.3 FG%, 28.9 3PT% (11-for-38)
  • Eric Gordon: 14.6 PTS, 48.9 FG%, 44.4 3PT% (67-for-151)
  • Kenyon Martin Jr.: 7.8 PTS, 53.7 FG%, 32.1 3PT% (17-for-53)

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