Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for May 12, 2021

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The Houston Rockets (16-53) are big, 13-point underdogs as they attempt to break a six-game losing streak when they visit the Los Angeles Lakers (39-30) on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at Staples Center. The matchup airs at 10:30 PM ET on SportsNet LA. The over/under in the matchup is set at 223.5.

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Lakers vs Rockets Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Lakers-13-115-105223.5-110-110

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Point Total Insights

  • In Los Angeles' matchups this season, the Lakers and their opponents have gone over Wednesday's over/under of 223.5 points 22 times (31.9% of opportunities).
  • 33 Houston games this year (47.8% of its matchups) finished with a final score higher than Wednesday's over/under of 223.5 points.
  • The Lakers average 109.1 points per game against the Rockets' 108.6, totaling 5.8 points under the game's total of 223.5.
  • These two teams give up a combined 223 points per game, 0.5 points less than this contest's over/under.
  • On average, the over/under in Lakers games is 7.8 points fewer than the over/under of 223.5 points in this matchup.
  • The over/under for this contest is 1.6 points fewer than the average over/under in Rockets' games this season (225.1 points).

Lakers Betting Data

  • Los Angeles has a losing record against the spread this season, going 31-34 ATS.
  • When they play as at least 13-point favorites, the Lakers have a record ATS of 1-2.
  • Los Angeles has hit the over less than half of the time, in 28 of 65 games (43.1%).

Lakers Key Players

  • LeBron James leads the Lakers in scoring (25.0 points per game) and assisting (7.8 assists per game).
  • Los Angeles' rebounding leader is Andre Drummond, who grabs 11.9 per game.
  • The Lakers are led by James from long distance. He makes 2.3 shots from deep per game.
  • Los Angeles' steals leader is Drummond, who grabs 1.4 per game. Anthony Davis leads the team averaging 1.7 blocks a contest.

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Lakers Last 10 Games

Lakers Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalLakers MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/11/2021Knicks101-99 LALNoHome+3.5193.5180-225Regular SeasonYesOver
5/9/2021Suns123-110 LALYesHome-6.5243.5-750525Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/7/2021Trail Blazers106-101 PORNoAway+7.5223.5310-400Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/6/2021Clippers118-94 LACNoAway+20.5207.53300-10000Regular SeasonNoOver
5/3/2021Nuggets93-89 LALYesHome-11.5185.5-100002500Regular SeasonNoUnder
Lakers Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
4-65-54-6-0212.6104.6108+0.737.6%

Lakers Injuries

Lakers:LeBron James: Out (Ankle),Jared Dudley: Out (Knee),Alex Caruso: Day To Day (Foot),Dennis Schroder: Out (Calf)

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Rockets Betting Data

  • Houston has a losing record against the spread, going 25-38 ATS (covering just 39.7% of the time).
  • In the majority of Houston's games this year, the teams have not hit the over (31 out of 63 games, 49.2%).

Rockets Key Players

  • Christian Wood averages 21.0 points and 9.6 rebounds per game for the Rockets, making him the leading scorer and rebounder on the team.
  • Houston's assist leader is John Wall with 6.9 per game. He also records 20.6 points per game and adds 3.2 rebounds per game.
  • Armoni Brooks is reliable from three-point range and leads the Rockets with 2.8 made threes per game.
  • Jae'Sean Tate (1.3 steals per game) is the steal leader for Houston while Wood (1.2 blocks per game) is the block leader.

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Rockets Last 10 Games

Rockets Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalRockets MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/10/2021Trail Blazers140-129 PORNoAway+19.5258.53300-10000Regular SeasonYesOver
5/8/2021Jazz124-116 UTANoAway+19.5238.51450-5000Regular SeasonYesOver
5/7/2021Bucks141-133 MILNoAway+18.5244.53000-10000Regular SeasonYesOver
5/5/202176ers135-115 PHINoHome+17.5248.52800-10000Regular SeasonNoOver
5/2/2021Knicks122-97 NYNoHome+14.5217.5900-1600Regular SeasonNoOver
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
1-95-58-2-0241114.7126.3-340.5%

Rockets Injuries

Rockets:Christian Wood: Day To Day (Ankle),David Nwaba: Out (Wrist),Dante Exum: Out (Calf),Eric Gordon: Out (Groin),Avery Bradley: Day To Day (Personal),Danuel House Jr.: Day To Day (Ankle),Sterling Brown: Out (Knee),DaQuan Jeffries: Day To Day (Ankle),John Wall: Out For Season (Hamstring),Kevin Porter Jr.: Out (Ankle),D.J. Wilson: Out (Health and Safety Protocols)

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