Los Angeles Lakers at Houston Rockets - 8/6/20 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Lakers (51-15) at Houston Rockets (42-25)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 9:00 pm (ESPN Wide World of Sports Arena)
The Line: Houston Rockets +1 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets meet Thursday in NBA action at the
The Los Angeles Lakers look for a bounce back victory after getting upset last night by the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 113.8 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 26.8 points and 9.4 rebounds while LeBron James is averaging 25.4 points and 10.4 assists. Kyle Kuzma is the third double-digit scorer and Dion Waiters is grabbing two rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game.
The Houston Rockets look for a statement win here while building on their 2-1 record in the NBA bubble. The Houston Rockets are averaging 118.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 114.9 points on 46.2 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 34.4 points and 7.4 assists while Russell Westbrook is averaging 27.6 points and seven assists. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Covington is grabbing eight rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game.
The Lakers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Houston. The over is 16-5 in the last 21 meetings in Houston. The over is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings.
The Los Angeles Lakers have been sleepwalking a bit in the bubble, as they could easily have lost a couple of times before last night, and now they just got clapped by the OKC Thunder. Motivation is a big factor in these eight games and the Lakers simply don't have anything to play for with the top seed in the West locked up. I wouldn't be surprised if we start seeing LeBron and AD get put on minute restrictions. The Houston Rockets have been one of the more impressive teams up to this point and they're playing hard, as they fight for the best seed possible.
Size will be in issue in this game, but I'll take the Rockets in this near pick em. The Rockets have played harder up to this point.