Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets Prediction, 1/12/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets
Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Location: Toyota Center (Houston) in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-4)
Toyota Center (Houston) is the venue where and the Houston Rockets (3-5) will take on the Los Angeles Lakers (8-3) on Tuesday. Houston opens this contest as 4-point dogs. The total is set at 224.
The Los Angeles Lakers faced the Rockets and earned the victory with a final of 120-102 in their last game. Los Angeles ended having earned a 50.5% FG percentage (46 out of 91) and knocked down 10 of their 29 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Lakers knocked down 18 of 24 tries for a rate of 75.0%. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 49 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 28 assists for this contest as well as having 13 steals and 8 blocked shots. Pertaining to defending, Los Angeles allowed their opponent to shoot 41.1% from the field on 37 out of 90 shooting. Houston recorded 22 assists and had 7 steals in the matchup. Furthurmore, the Rockets grabbed 43 rebounds (13 offensive, 30 defensive) and had 8 blocked shots. Houston shot 69.6% from the free throw line by knocking down 16 of 23 shots. They also knocked down 12 of 41 shots from 3-point range.
Anthony Davis is a player who had an impact for this game. He ended up with 27 points on 9 out of 12 shooting. He played for 29:56 mins and also collected 4 rebounds. Davis went 75.0% from the floor and dished out 2 dimes. One more player that was a factor in this matchup for the Lakers was LeBron James. He grabbed 7 boards and also accounted for 7 dimes. He finished the game at 46.7% from the field in this matchup by shooting 7-of-15 (18 points). In all, James was on the court for 30:21 minutes.
Los Angeles heads into this contest with a win-loss record of 8-3 on the campaign. The Lakers are connecting on 38.5% on 3-point shots (132 of 343) and 76.4% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 114.5 points per game (8th in the league) while connecting on 49.3% from the floor. They are turning it over 15.5 times per game and as a team are committing 18.8 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Los Angeles is snagging 48.2 boards per game and has accounted for 277 dimes so far this year, which is 3rd in the NBA in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Lakers are forcing 13.2 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.1 fouls. They are 23rd in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 264 conceded this season. The Lakers defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 44.4% (145 of 221) and they relinquish 41.5 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are giving up 34.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 5th in the league in opponents points per game (106.2).
In their loss to the Lakers, the Rockets were able to snag 30 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards totaling 43 for this contest. They also blocked 8 shots while recording 7 steals in this contest. The Lakers committed 23 fouls in the game which took the Rockets to the charity stripe for a total of 23 tries. They were able to bury 16 of those for a percentage of 69.6%. When talking about three-point shots, Houston made 12 out of their 41 tries (29.3%). When the game finished, the Rockets walked away from this one shooting 37 out of 90 from the field which had them at 41.1%. The Rockets allowed the Lakers to make 46 out of their 91 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 50.5% in the matchup. They finished 34.5% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 10 of 29 and finished the game at 18 of 24 at the free throw line (75.0%). In reference to team rebounding, Houston permitted Los Angeles to pull down 49 overall (10 offensive).
Christian Wood was important for the Rockets in this contest. He converted 10 out of 20 in the game giving him a rate of 50.0%, which got him 23 points. Wood totaled 3 rebounds in his 31:49 mins of playing time and had 2 assists for this contest. One more player who was a determining factor for Houston was James Harden. He ended up walking away with 20 points in 37:46 minutes on the court by going 7 of 14 from the floor for this game. Harden walked away from this one going 50.0% from the field while totaling 9 assists and 6 boards.
Houston has a record of 3-5 this season. Houston has accounted for 902 pts on the campaign (112.8 per contest) and they pull in 42.4 rebounds per game. The Rockets are committing 20.5 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 76.4% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the court, the Rockets are connecting on 47.4% from the field, which is ranked 10th in basketball. They are getting an assist 23.1 times per contest (24th in the NBA) and they turn it over 15.1 times per contest. The Rockets on the defensive end are ranked 20th in the league in points allowed per game with 112.8. They give up 22.8 assists and 46.1 total boards per game, which has them ranked 7th and 19th in basketball. The Houston defense surrenders 37.4% on three-point shots (96 of 257) and opponents are making 74.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing 15.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 46.0% from the floor (17th in the NBA).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Houston (+4) and over 224 points
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