The Los Angeles Lakers (34-35) visit the Houston Rockets (16-52) at Toyota Center, starting at 8:00 PM ET on Wednesday, March 15, 2023. The Rockets are 3.5-point underdogs in the game. A 231-point over/under has been set in this matchup.
How to bet Lakers vs. Rockets
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Lakers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Lakers have -160 odds to pick up the win, while the Rockets are listed at +137 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 231 points.
Lakers vs. Rockets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, March 15, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: Spor
- Location: Houston, Texas
- Arena: Toyota Center
Lakers vs. Rockets Betting Trends
The Lakers have played 69 games, with 34 wins against the spread. Los Angeles has been chosen as the favorite in 18 games this year and has walked away with the win 11 times (61.1%) in those games. Lakers games this year have hit the over on 34 of 68 set point totals.
The Rockets have played 68 games, with 26 wins against the spread. Houston has won 14 of the 64 games it was listed as the moneyline underdog this season (21.9%). Rockets games this season have hit the over on 34 of 68 set point totals (50%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Lonnie Walker IV||50||12.4||2.1||1.3||0.5||0.3||1.7|
|Kevin Porter Jr.||46||18.4||5.5||5.8||1.3||0.3||2.1|
|Jabari Smith Jr.||65||12.4||7.1||1.3||0.5||0.9||1.6|
|Kenyon Martin Jr.||68||12.3||5.6||1.5||0.5||0.4||0.8|
Lakers vs. Rockets Injury Report
Rockets: Danny Green: Out (Trade Pending), John Wall: Out (Abdominal), Alperen Sengun: Out (Groin)
What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles ranks eighth in the NBA with 116.7 points per game so far this year. At the other end, it ranks 21st with 117.1 points allowed per contest. The Lakers are putting up 117.1 points per game at home. When playing on the road, they are averaging 116.3 points per contest. The Lakers have been putting up 114.7 points per game in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s slightly lower than the 116.7 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Los Angeles ranks 24th in the NBA by sinking 10.7 three-pointers per game, but it owns a 34.2% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks fifth-worst in the league. The Lakers are attempting 58.1 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 65% of the shots they’ve attempted (and 75% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 31.3 threes per contest, which are 35% of their shots (and 25% of the team’s buckets).
What you need to know about the Houston Rockets
In 2022-23, Houston is second-worst in the NBA offensively (110.3 points scored per game) and fourth-worst defensively (118.3 points conceded). In 2022-23 the Rockets are scoring 0.3 fewer points per game at home (110.1) than away (110.4). Over their previous 10 games, the Rockets are putting up 113.3 points per game, three more than their season average (110.3).
Beyond the arc, Houston is 24th in the league in 3-pointers made per game (10.7). It is worst in 3-point percentage at 32.9%. The Rockets take 36.7% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 26.6% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they attempt 63.3% of their shots, with 73.4% of their makes coming from there.
Our prediction to win this game is the Lakers, and we expect that Lakers will cover the spread (Lakers -3.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 231 points.
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