Lakers vs Rockets Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Sunday, April 2, 2023

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The Los Angeles Lakers (39-38) and the Houston Rockets (19-59) square off at Toyota Center in a game on Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET on Spor. The Lakers are massive 12.5-point favorites in the game. The point total is set as 236 points in this contest.

How to bet Lakers vs. Rockets

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 12.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Lakers as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Lakers have -693 odds to pick up the win, while the Rockets are listed at +499 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 236 points.

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Lakers vs. Rockets Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, April 2, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: Spor
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Arena: Toyota Center

Lakers vs. Rockets Betting Trends

Against the spread, the Lakers are 38-36-3 this season. Los Angeles has been chosen as the favorite in 26 games this year and has walked away with the win 16 times (61.5%) in those games. Lakers games this year have gone over the total in 38 out of 78 opportunities (48.7%).

The Rockets have played 78 games, with 30 wins against the spread. Houston has won 21.9% of the games this season it was the moneyline underdog (16-57). Rockets games this year have eclipsed the over/under 50% of the time (39 out of 78 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Lakers Leaders
LeBron James 50 29 8.4 6.8 0.9 0.6 2
Anthony Davis 51 26.3 12.4 2.6 1 2 0.4
D’Angelo Russell 67 17.9 3 6.2 1 0.4 2.7
Dennis Schroder 63 12.8 2.5 4.6 0.8 0.1 1.2
Malik Beasley 76 12.7 3.6 1.6 0.8 0.1 2.9


Rockets Leaders
Jalen Green 72 22 3.8 3.6 0.8 0.3 2.5
Kevin Porter Jr. 56 19 5.4 5.8 1.4 0.3 2.3
Alperen Sengun 71 14.7 8.7 3.8 0.9 0.9 0.2
Kenyon Martin Jr. 78 12.7 5.6 1.5 0.5 0.4 0.9
Jabari Smith Jr. 75 12.6 7.2 1.3 0.5 0.9 1.5
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Lakers vs. Rockets Injury Report

Rockets: Jae’Sean Tate: Out (Knee), John Wall: Out (Abdominal)

What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers

Offensively, Los Angeles is putting up 116.5 points per game (ninth-ranked in league). It is giving up 116.5 points per contest on defense (20th-ranked). The Lakers are posting 116.6 points per game in home games. Away from home, they are averaging 116.4 points per contest. The Lakers have been racking up 115.2 points per contest in their last 10 appearances, an average that’s a little lower than the 116.5 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign.

Los Angeles has been missing the mark in terms of three-pointers this season, ranking fourth-worst in the NBA in three-pointers made per game (10.6) and fifth-worst in three-point percentage (34.2%). The Lakers have taken 65.1% two-pointers and 34.9% from beyond the arc this season. Of the team’s baskets, 75.1% are two-pointers and 24.9% are three-pointers.

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What you need to know about the Houston Rockets

Houston is the second-worst team in the NBA in points scored (110.5 per game) and third-worst in points conceded (118.8). At home the Rockets are putting up 110.5 points per game, 0.1 fewer points than they are averaging away (110.6). While the Rockets are putting up 110.5 points per game in 2022-23, they have bettered that mark over their past 10 games, tallying 112.3 a contest.

Beyond the arc, Houston is second-worst in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (10.5). And it is worst in 3-point percentage at 32.6%. The Rockets attempt 36.4% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 26% of their made shots are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they attempt 63.6% of their shots, with 74% of their makes coming from there.

Lakers vs. Rockets Predictions and Pick

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