Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Lakers - 11/2/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Lakers (4-3) vs Houston Rockets (1-5)
Game Info: Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -11 -- Over/Under: 219 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Staples Center. The Houston Rockets look to snap a four-game losing streak. The Los Angeles Lakers look for a win after winning four of their last five games.
The Houston Rockets are averaging 101.5 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 109.2 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Christian Wood is averaging 19.2 points and 11.5 rebounds, while Eric Gordon is averaging 14.3 points and 1.8 rebounds. Jalen Green is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Porter Jr is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.7 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 112.6 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 24.7 points and 2.6 assists, while LeBron James is averaging 23.8 points and 5.8 rebounds. Russell Westbrook is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.
The Rockets are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Tuesday games. The Lakers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 7-0 in Rockets last 7 overall. The under is 5-2 in Lakers last 7 games following a straight up win. The Rockets are 12-5 ATS in the last 17 meetings in Los Angeles and 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Rockets and Lakers just played each other on Sunday, and while the Lakers were never in doubt to lose the game, they failed to cover and shot just 40.6 percent from the field. The Lakers are grinding these wins out, and they're not to the point where you should be eager to play big chalk with. The Houston Rockets aren't a good team and have serious issues offensively, but the Lakers need to find chemistry and start winning with style points before you can lay these sorts of numbers. It's Rockets or pass for me.
Randy’s Pick Houston Rockets +11
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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