Rockets at Lakers Prediction - NBA Picks 1/16/23

Los Angeles Lakers (19-23) vs Houston Rockets (10-33)

Game Info: Monday, January 16, 2023 at 10:30 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -6.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers meet Monday in NBA action at the crypto.com Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Houston Rockets Preview

The Houston Rockets are averaging 109.1 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 117 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Jalen Green is averaging 21.5 points and 4.3 rebounds, while Kevin Porter Jr. is averaging 19.2 points and 5.5 rebounds. Alperen Sengun is the third double-digit scorer and Jabari Smith Jr. is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Lakers Preview

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 116.5 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 117.7 points on 47.4 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 29 points and 8.4 rebounds, while Russell Westbrook is averaging 15.4 points and 6.4 rebounds. Lonnie Walker IV is the third double-digit scorer and Thomas Bryant is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.

Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers Trends

The Rockets are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games and 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Lakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Monday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 6-1 in Rockets last 7 Monday games. The under is 5-2 in Lakers last 7 overall. The Rockets are 13-5 ATS in the last 18 meetings in Los Angeles and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

The Los Angeles Lakers are on the end of a back to back and coming off a heartbreaking loss, so there could be a letdown factor here. However, the Lakers can't afford to let losses linger if they're serious about making the playoffs. The Houston Rockets are terrible, and they're losing their last 5 games by an average of 18.2 points. If the Lakers can't win this game, something is wrong. Give me the Lakers and the reasonable chalk.

Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers -6.5

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