Los Angeles Lakers at Houston Rockets NBA Betting Tips 1/19/2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Toyota Center to play the Houston Rockets on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 8 point favorites.
The Lakers have a record of 25-21. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 1.1 as they average 111.9 points per game while giving up 110.8 per contest. The Rockets have an overall mark of 25-19. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They total 112.0 points per contest and give up 110.0, which is a point differential of 2.0.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 18-25-2 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 16-29-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Rockets Betting Trends
The Houston Rockets are 22-21-1 against the spread
The Houston Rockets are 24-19-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/28/18 PG Rajon Rondo Finger is out indefinitely
12/26/18 SF LeBron James Groin is out indefinitely
Key Houston Rockets Injuries
12/21/18 PG Chris Paul Hamstring is out indefinitely
11/15/18 SF Carmelo Anthony Possible Trade is out indefinitely
01/17/19 G Eric Gordon Knee left last game, is questionable Saturday vs LA Lakers
01/17/19 SF James Ennis III Calf is questionable Saturday vs LA Lakers
01/14/19 C Clint Capela Thumb is out indefinitely
Kyle Kuzma comes into this contest averaging 19.0 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 76%. Brandon Ingram averages 16.2 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Austin Rivers averages 9.0 points per game while playing 27.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 54%. James Harden averages 35.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 8.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 111.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 47.5 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 15.4 per game. The Lakers allow 110.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.2 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 12th in the league with 112.0 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 42.1 boards per game, and 28th in assists per contest with 21.2. The Rockets are 20th in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Rockets surrender 110.0 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 23.2 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 43.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rockets are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game.
The Lakers are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.2, and their defensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 102.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league. Los Angeles is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 30th in the league.
Houston is 16th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA. The Rockets are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 113.1, and their offensive rating of 115.1 is ranked 26th. They are 28th in the NBA in pace with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 51% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Rockets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Houston -8
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