Lakers vs Rockets Prediction - NBA Picks 4/2/23

Houston Rockets (19-59) vs Los Angeles Lakers (39-38)

Game Info: Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Toyota Center)

Betting Odds: Houston Rockets +11 -- Over/Under: 234.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets meet Sunday in NBA action at the Toyota Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 116.4 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 116.8 points on 46.8 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 29.5 points and 8.4 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 25.8 points and 12.5 rebounds. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Dennis Schroder is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game.

The Houston Rockets are averaging 110.6 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 118.7 points on 48 percent shooting. Jalen Green is averaging 21.9 points and 3.9 rebounds, while Kevin Porter Jr. is averaging 18.6 points and 5.6 rebounds. Alperen Sengun is the third double-digit scorer and Jabari Smith Jr. is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game.

The Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Rockets are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Lakers last 5 overall. The over is 5-1 in Rockets last 6 overall. The Lakers are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Houston and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Los Angeles Lakers are as healthy as they've been in a while, and they're starting to play their best ball of the season as they continue to climb up in the standings. The Houston Rockets are losing their last 5 games by an average of 15.8 points while not playing a lick of defense. It's hard to get behind the Rockets given their current form. Give me the Lakers in a road beat down.

Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers -11

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