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

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
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Lakers -13 -115 -105 223.5 -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
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Lakers Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/11/2021 Knicks 101-99 LAL No Home +3.5 193.5 180 -225 Regular Season Yes Over
5/9/2021 Suns 123-110 LAL Yes Home -6.5 243.5 -750 525 Regular Season Yes Under
5/7/2021 Trail Blazers 106-101 POR No Away +7.5 223.5 310 -400 Regular Season Yes Under
5/6/2021 Clippers 118-94 LAC No Away +20.5 207.5 3300 -10000 Regular Season No Over
5/3/2021 Nuggets 93-89 LAL Yes Home -11.5 185.5 -10000 2500 Regular Season No Under
Lakers Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
4-6 5-5 4-6-0 212.6 104.6 108 +0.7 37.6%

Lakers Injuries


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
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Rockets Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/10/2021 Trail Blazers 140-129 POR No Away +19.5 258.5 3300 -10000 Regular Season Yes Over
5/8/2021 Jazz 124-116 UTA No Away +19.5 238.5 1450 -5000 Regular Season Yes Over
5/7/2021 Bucks 141-133 MIL No Away +18.5 244.5 3000 -10000 Regular Season Yes Over
5/5/2021 76ers 135-115 PHI No Home +17.5 248.5 2800 -10000 Regular Season No Over
5/2/2021 Knicks 122-97 NY No Home +14.5 217.5 900 -1600 Regular Season No Over
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
1-9 5-5 8-2-0 241 114.7 126.3 -3 40.5%

Rockets Injuries


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)