Lakers vs. Rockets Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, April 2, 2023

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Lakers vs. Rockets Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, April 2, 2023

NBA Predictions

Los Angeles is a double-digit favorite against Houston when LeBron James’ Lakers (39-38) and Jalen Green’s Rockets (19-59) meet on April 2, 2023. The line has the Lakers favored by 13 points. The matchup has a point total of 237.5.

Lakers vs. Rockets Odds

  • Lakers odds to win: -749
  • Rockets odds to win: +531
  • Spread: Lakers (-13)
  • Total: 237.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Toyota Center in Houston, Texas
  • TV: SportsNet SW and SportsNet LA

Who Will Win Lakers vs. Rockets?

Lakers and Rockets Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Rockets have a 1-5 record against the spread in games they were an underdog by 13 points or more this season.

The two teams average a combined 10.5 fewer points per game (227) than this matchup’s over/under of 237.5 points.

Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 235.3 points per game, 2.2 fewer than the over/under in this game.

The Lakers’ average point total in outings this year is 233.0, 4.5 points below the over/under in this game.

The average total in Houston’s games this season is 8.1 fewer points than the point total of 237.5 for this outing.

Los Angeles is 38-36-3 ATS this season.

The Rockets are 30-44-4 ATS this season.

Lakers Stats & Insights

The Lakers average 116.5 points per game (ninth in the league) while giving up 116.5 per outing (20th in the NBA). They have a +2 scoring differential overall.

The Lakers average 45.5 rebounds per game (sixth in the league) compared to the 45.0 of their opponents.

Los Angeles hits 10.6 three-pointers per game (27th in the league) while shooting 34.2% from beyond the arc (26th in the NBA). It is making 1.9 fewer threes per outing than its opponents, who drain 12.5 per game while shooting 34.3%.

The Lakers average 111.2 points per 100 possessions on offense (22nd in the league), and allow 111.5 points per 100 possessions (14th in the NBA).

The Lakers have been slightly better offensively at home, where they average 116.6 points per game, compared to road games, where they put up 116.4 per game. Defensively, they are much better when playing at home, where they give up 113.9 points per game, versus playing on the road, where they allow opponents to score 119.2 per game.

Rockets Stats & Insights

The Rockets put up 110.5 points per game (29th in league) while giving up 118.8 per outing (28th in NBA). They have a -648 scoring differential and have been outscored by 8.3 points per game.

Houston wins the rebound battle by 4.9 boards on average. It collects 46.1 rebounds per game, fourth in the league, while its opponents pull down 41.2.

The Rockets knock down 10.5 three-pointers per game (29th in the league) at a 32.6% rate (30th in NBA), compared to the 14.6 per outing their opponents make, shooting 37.7% from deep.

The Rockets’ 107.6 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 29th in the NBA, and the 117.3 points they allow per 100 possessions rank 29th in the league.

At home Houston is putting up 110.5 points per game, 0.1 fewer points than it is averaging away (110.6).

Lakers Key Players to Watch

The scoring leader for the Lakers this season is James (among active players), who averages 29.0 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 6.8 assists per game.

D’Angelo Russell contributes with 17.9 points, 6.3 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game, and Anthony Davis adds 26.3 points, 2.6 assists and 12.4 rebounds per matchup.

Malik Beasley makes more threes per game than any other (active) member of the Lakers, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.9 per contest.

Jarred Vanderbilt averages 1.1 takeaways per game, and Davis compiles 2.0 rejections per contest.

Rockets Key Players to Watch

Green puts up 22.0 points per game and also tacks on 3.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists per contest.

This season, Alperen Sengun is averaging 14.7 points, 3.8 assists and 8.7 rebounds per game.

Green makes 2.5 treys per game.

Tari Eason’s 1.2 steals and Jabari Smith Jr.’s 0.9 blocks per game are key to the Rockets’ defensive performance.

Lakers vs. Rockets Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Rockets (+ 13)
  • Pick OU:

    Under (237.5)

  • Prediction:
    Lakers 119 – Rockets 112

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