Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets - 2/6/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Houston Rockets (32-18) at Los Angeles Lakers (38-11)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -6 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers meet Thursday in NBA action at Staples Center.
The Houston Rockets look for a statement win after winning six of their last eight games. The Houston Rockets are averaging 118.8 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 114.5 points on 45.9 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 35.8 points and 7.3 assists while Russell Westbrook is averaging 26.4 points and 7.4 assists. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Danuel House Jr. is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have lost four of their last six road games.
The Los Angeles Lakers look for a win after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 114.3 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 26.4 points and 9.1 rebounds while LeBron James is averaging 25.2 points and 10.7 assists. Kyle Kuzma is the third double-digit scorer and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have won seven of their last nine home games.
The Rockets are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games. The Lakers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 5-2 in Rockets last 7 overall. The over is 4-0 in Lakers last 4 home games. The Rockets are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Los Angeles and 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Houston Rockets are playing decent ball as of late and have the potential to win this game when they're knocking down the three ball. The problem is the Rockets currently lack size with the trade of Capela, and they're going up against a big Lakers team that feasts with AD in the paint. The Houston Rockets will have no answer in the paint or on the glass. The Los Angeles Lakers also win at home by an average of 10 points. I'll eat the reasonable number with the Lakers at home.