Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NBA, Mar. 9

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Mar 09, 2022, 5:15 PM
  • The Lakers (27-31) are -4.5 favorites vs. the Rockets (15-43)
  • Total (Over/Under): 233.5 points
  • Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 8:00pm EST
  • Watch the game on SportsNet SW & SportsNet LA

The Los Angeles Lakers visit Toyota Center to take on the Houston Rockets on Wednesday. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:00pm EST in Houston.

The Lakers are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -4.5 (-115).

So far this NBA season, the Lakers are 27-36 against the spread, while the Rockets are 26-38 against the spread.

The Lakers vs Rockets Over/Under is 233.5 total points for the game.


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Lakers vs. Rockets Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Los Angeles Lakers-4.5 -115O 233.5 -110-200
Houston Rockets +4.5 -105U 233.5 -110165

Against the spread this NBA season, the Lakers have gone:

  • 27-36 against the Spread (-12.55 Units / -17.84% ROI)
  • 28-36 against the Moneyline (-21.1 Units / -17.98% ROI)
  • 35-29 against the Over for game total points (+3.05 Units / 4.33% ROI)
  • 29-35 against the Under for game total points (-9.5 Units / -13.5% ROI)
  • The Los Angeles Lakers have covered the 2Q Game Total Over in 33 of their last 47 games (+18.70 Units / 36% ROI)
  • The Los Angeles Lakers have covered the 4Q Spread in 20 of their last 31 games (+8.88 Units / 26% ROI)
  • The Los Angeles Lakers have covered the 4Q Game Total Under in 35 of their last 61 games (+7.55 Units / 11% ROI)
  • The Los Angeles Lakers have covered the 2Q Spread in 11 of their last 16 away games (+5.53 Units / 32% ROI)
  • The Los Angeles Lakers have covered the Game Total Over in 11 of their last 16 away games (+5.50 Units / 31% ROI)
  • The Los Angeles Lakers have only covered the 1H Moneyline in 23 of their last 63 games (-28.82 Units / -31% ROI)
  • The Los Angeles Lakers have only covered the 2Q Game Total Under in 20 of their last 62 games (-23.92 Units / -35% ROI)
  • The Los Angeles Lakers have only covered the 1H Spread in 20 of their last 59 games (-21.95 Units / -34% ROI)
  • The Los Angeles Lakers have only covered the Moneyline in 28 of their last 64 games (-21.10 Units / -18% ROI)
  • The Los Angeles Lakers have only covered the 1Q Game Total Over in 23 of their last 63 games (-20.46 Units / -30% ROI)

Against the spread this NBA season, the Rockets have gone:

  • 26-38 against the Spread (-15.8 Units / -22.1% ROI)
  • 16-49 against the Moneyline (-12.65 Units / -18.92% ROI)
  • 36-28 against the Over for game total points (+5.2 Units / 7.27% ROI)
  • 28-36 against the Under for game total points (-11.55 Units / -16.17% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have covered the 4Q Game Total Over in 34 of their last 53 games (+14.16 Units / 24% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have covered the Game Total Over in 31 of their last 48 games (+13.40 Units / 25% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have covered the 3Q Game Total Over in 25 of their last 44 games (+8.36 Units / 17% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have covered the 1Q Game Total Under in 13 of their last 19 games (+6.36 Units / 30% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have covered the 2Q Game Total Over in 29 of their last 50 games (+5.99 Units / 11% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have only covered the 2Q Spread in 16 of their last 54 games (-25.55 Units / -43% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have only covered the 4Q Game Total Under in 21 of their last 59 games (-19.80 Units / -30% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have only covered the Spread in 11 of their last 38 games (-18.70 Units / -45% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have only covered the Game Total Under in 16 of their last 48 games (-18.05 Units / -34% ROI)
  • The Houston Rockets have only covered the 2H Moneyline in 18 of their last 63 games (-17.23 Units / -27% ROI)

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Los Angeles Lakers: Keys to the Game vs. the Houston Rockets

The Lakers were 13-8 (.619) when allowing 15 or more second chance points last season — 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .450

The Lakers are 36-16 (.692) when they win the turnover margin since the start of the 2020-21 season — 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .556

The Lakers were 19-8 (.704) when they win the turnover margin last season — 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .552

Houston Rockets: Keys to the Game vs. the Los Angeles Lakers

The Rockets are 11-43 (.200) when attempting 25 or more free throws since the start of the 2020-21 season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .540

The Rockets are 8-32 (.200) when they lose the turnover margin this season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .439

The Rockets were 1-15 (.062) when allowing fewer than 8 offense rebounds last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .512

The Rockets were 6-32 (.158) when scoring fewer second chance points than their opponent last season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .458

Injury Report: Rockets vs. Lakers - Wednesday's Game, Mar. 09

  • Usman Garuba (Rockets): Garuba will undergo surgery and will miss 6-8 weeks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN>
  • Garrison Mathews (Rockets): Mathews is questionable for Wednesday's (Mar. 9) game against the Lakers.
  • Dennis Schroder (Rockets): Schroder is questionable for Wednesday's (Mar. 9) game against the Lakers.
  • Christian Wood (Rockets): Wood did not play in Monday's game (Mar. 7).
  • Christian Wood (Rockets): Wood is questionable for Wednesday's (Mar. 9) game against the Lakers.
  • Jae'Sean Tate (Rockets): Tate is questionable for Wednesday's (Mar. 9) game against the Lakers.
  • Malik Monk (Lakers): Monk is probable for Wednesday's (Mar. 9) game against Houston.
  • Talen Horton-Tucker (Lakers): Horton-Tucker is probable for Wednesday's (Mar. 9) game against Houston.
  • LeBron James (Lakers): James is questionable for Wednesday's (Mar. 9) game against Houston.
  • Anthony Davis (Lakers): The Lakers announced Anthony Davis has a mid-foot sprain and will be re-evaluated in 4 weeks.
  • Kendrick Nunn (Lakers): Nunn suffered a setback as he tried to ramp-up activity on his knee, according to Matt Peralta of Lakersnation.com. There is no timetable for his return.

Los Angeles Lakers Offensive Stats & Trends

The Lakers averaged 0.51 points per possession (7,887 points/16,015 possessions) last season — tied for 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 0.54

The Lakers averaged 14.7 turnovers per game (1,060 turnovers/72 games) last season — 2nd highest among NBA teams; League Avg: 13.2

The Lakers have averaged 111.3 points per game (5,009 points/45 games) this season — 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 107.8

The Lakers shot 74% from the free throw line (1,241/1,679) last season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 78%

Houston Rockets Offensive Stats & Trends

The Rockets have averaged 16.3 turnovers per game (751 turnovers/46 games) this season — highest among NBA teams; League Avg: 13.2

The Rockets have 24.5 free throw attempts per game this season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 20.8

The Rockets have a 29% free throw rate (1,129 free throw attempts/3,941 field goal attempts) this season — highest among NBA teams; League Avg: 24%

The Rockets have an assist to turnover ratio of 1.4 (1,052 assists/ 751 TOs) this season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.8

Los Angeles Lakers Defensive Stats & Trends

The Lakers have 364 steals this season — 7th most among NBA teams

The Lakers have averaged 5.7 blocks per game (255 blocks/45 games) this season — 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8

The Lakers have blocked 641 shots since the start of the 2020-21 season — 5th most among NBA teams

The Lakers have averaged 5.5 blocks per game (641 blocks/117 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.9

Houston Rockets Defensive Stats & Trends

The Rockets have blocked 304 shots on the road since the start of the 2020-21 season — 6th most among NBA teams


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