NBA Eastern Conference Semis Game 3 Predictions, Lakers vs Rockets Odds, Betting Trends

Written by on September 7, 2020

On Tuesday (September 8, 2020), the Los Angeles Lakers (52-19, 5-2) play the Houston Rockets (44-28, 5-4) in a game that Los Angeles is currently a strong favorite by 6.5 points. A 234.5-point over/under is set for the matchup. Tip-off for Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals is scheduled for 9:00 PM ET at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida.

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Betting Information

Lakers vs Rockets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Lakers -6.5 -125 -117 234.5 -125 -117

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Lakers vs Rockets
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Rockets (+6.5) Under (234.5) Lakers 114 Rockets 112

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Head to Head

Houston has a 3-2 record in head-to-head meetings with Los Angeles this season. The Rockets have an advantage against the spread as well (3-2) when hitting the court against the Lakers.

Lakers vs Rockets in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
9/6/2020 Lakers -5.5 223 -248 204 117-109 LAL
9/4/2020 Lakers -6.5 227 -303 244 112-97 HOU
8/6/2020 Rockets -3.5 227.5 -162 134 113-97 HOU
2/6/2020 Lakers -6 239.5 -251 206 121-111 HOU
1/18/2020 Rockets -2.5 235.5 -140 118 124-115 LAL

Lakers Betting Information

  • Against the spread, Los Angeles has been strong this season, posting a 40-37-1 record.
  • The Lakers have covered half the time, going 20-20-1 against the spread when favored by at least 6.5 points.
  • Los Angeles and its opponents have converted the over just 38 times in 78 (48.7%) games this season.
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Rockets Betting Information

  • Houston has covered the spread in fewer than half of its outings, going 37-42-1 ATS.
  • When they are at least 6.5-point underdogs, the Rockets have fared well, going 2-0 against the spread.
  • Houston and its opponents have hit the over in fewer than half of their games this year — 32 of 81 (39.5%).
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Over/Under Analysis

Lakers vs Rockets Total Facts
Games Over 234.5 % of Games Over 234.5 Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Lakers 21 26.9% 113.5 230.5 107.7 221.4 221.2
Rockets 30 37% 117 230.5 113.7 221.4 230.7

Lakers Leaders

  • The Lakers points and rebounds leader is Anthony Davis. He scores 26.1 points per game and grabs 9.3 rebounds.
  • Los Angeles’ assists leader is LeBron James, who racks up 10.2 per game.
  • James is the top three-point shooter for the Lakers, connecting on 2.2 per game.
  • Davis records 1.5 steals and 2.3 blocks per game, both team-high averages.

Rockets Leaders

  • James Harden has the top spot on the Rockets scoring and assist lists, putting up 34.3 points and 7.5 assists per game.
  • Russell Westbrook’s 7.9 rebounds per game paces Houston’s rebounding effort. He also adds 27.2 points per game.
  • Harden leads the Rockets in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 4.4 made threes per game.
  • Houston’s Harden has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.8 per game and Robert Covington is first in blocks with 1.3 per game.

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