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Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets 12/20/2017 Pick, Odds & Prediction

Los Angeles Lakers (10-18) vs. Houston Rockets (25-4) Picks, Odds & Predictions - Wednesday, December 20, 2017

NBA Basketball Predictions & OddsNBA Predictions & Odds

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 8:00 PM ET
Los Angeles Lakers at Houston Rockets
Toyota Center, Houston, Texas

NBA Prediction: The Houston Rockets host the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night at Toyota Center. Tip off time is scheduled for 8:00 PM Eastern Time. The Rockets have won and covered eight of the last nine meetings against the Lakers.

Oddsmakers currently have Houston Rockets listed as 13½-point favorite, with the total at 226.


Los Angeles Lakers lost their third straight with a 116-114 overtime defeat at home to Golden State on Monday, while Houston won their 14th straight game with a 120-99 victory at home to Utah on Monday.

LA Lakers:
Current Streak: lost 3 straight games.
LA Lakers is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
LA Lakers is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
LA Lakers is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games on the road
LA Lakers is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Houston
LA Lakers is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Houston

Houston:
Current Streak: won 14 straight games.
Houston is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home

Trends:
LA Lakers is 7-19 ATS in the last 26 meetings.
LA Lakers is 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Houston.
Home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
Over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Houston.

Last contest: Houston was a 120-99 winner in its last match at home against the Jazz. They covered the -12-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 219 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Last contest: Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 116-114 result against the Warriors on December 18. The Lakers covered in that game as a +5.5-point underdog, while the 230 combined points took the game OVER the total.

In their first meeting this season, James Harden led the Rockets to a 118-95 win. Look for Harden and team to do it again and win their 15 straight game overall when they meet with the struggling Lakers in Houston.

Prediction: Houston 120, Los Angeles 105

Next up:
Los Angeles at Golden State Friday, December 22
Houston home to Los Angeles Friday, December 22

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