Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets Prediction comes ahead of the NBA on Thursday, 13.05.2021, at Staples Center (Houston). Let’s take a look at the match preview as we try to provide the game-winner, Asian handicap, and over/under margins – best betting tips for this tie.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets Preview
The LA Lakers have proven they can’t play at the same level without James and Davis, and Frank Vogel’s team hasn’t looked good lately, having lost 10 of their previous 15 games. The Lakers secured the playoffs earlier this season, but with poor results lately, the team has threatened their position and are now fighting for the 1/8 finals of the playoffs. Since the Lakers have already secured the playoffs, Frank Vogel will surely rest their key players more and more before the start of the playoffs.
On the other hand, the Houston Rockets will surely want to forget this season as soon as possible, because they have disastrous results, and the team managed to win only 2 times in the previous 15 games. The Houston Rockets are very poor in defense this season, especially lately, where they have allowed an average of 133 points in the previous three games. Also, another bad thing for the Rockets is the long list of injured players, and coach Stephen Silas will not be able to count on 8 players.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets Betting Tips
The LA Lakers beat the Houston Rockets in both meetings this season on the road. Given the importance of the game for the hosts, anything but a convincing Lakers win would be a big surprise. I expect the dominant game of the Lakers from the first minute, so I think they can finish this duel in the first half.
- The LA Lakers are fighting for the 1/8 finals of the playoffs, and they are only 1 victory behind.
- The Houston Rockets have lost each of the previous 5 games and 9 of the previous 10 games.
- The Houston Rockets have a list of 8 injured players.
- The LA Lakers have won each of the previous 6 meetings against the Houston Rockets.
LA Lakers to win
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