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Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers

January 29, 2024


The Los Angeles Lakers will travel to Houston, Texas to face the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center with tip-off scheduled for 8:00 PM ET on Monday night and will air on the Spectrum.

Los Angeles enters this game with a record of 24-23 while having won three of their last four games and is on a two-game winning streak following Saturday’s 145-144 double-overtime win on the road against the Golden State Warriors which has improved their record to 24-23 and puts them in 9th place in the Western Conference. LeBron James played a pivotal role in the win against the Warriors as he recorded a triple-double with 36 points, 20 rebounds, and 12 assists. 

The Lakers have been a slightly below-average team offensively as they are averaging 115.53 points per game which is below the league average of 115.58 points per game while also having been a below-average team defensively as they are allowing an average of 116.04 points per game. Anthony Davis has been one of the best players on the team and is averaging a double-double with 25 points and 12.2 rebounds per game while also leading the team in blocks with an average of 2.38 blocks per game. The Los Angeles Lakers will look to extend their winning streak to three games when they travel to face the Houston Rockets.

The Houston Rockets have lost three of their last four games including Saturday’s 104-106 loss on the road against the Brooklyn Nets which has dropped their record to 21-24 and puts them in 11th place in the Western Conference. The Rockets have been an above-average team defensively as they are allowing an average of 112.72 points per game which is less than the league average of 115.58 points per game, however, because they play at a slower tempo they are also one of the lower-scoring teams in the NBA as they are averaging the 9th fewest points per game in the league with an average of 112.91 points per game. 

Alperen Sengun has been one best players on the team and leads the team in scoring and rebounds while being 2nd on the team in assists and steals with an average of 21.7 points, 9.2 rebounds, 5 assists, and 1.16 steals per game. The Houston Rockets will look to avoid their 4th loss in their last five games when they host the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night.

BookMaker has the Los Angeles Lakers listed as 1-point favorites on the road against the Houston Rockets on Monday night. Los Angeles has won seven of the last ten and two of the last three meetings. The Rockets have covered the spread in six of the last ten and two of the previous three games in the series. The Los Angeles Lakers are 22-26 ATS overall, 9-13 ATS on the road, and 13-16 ATS as a favorite this season while the Houston Rockets are 23-20-2 ATS overall, 15-8-1 ATS at home, and 14-15-1 ATS as an underdog on the year.

Los Angeles has been the better team this season and enters this game having won three of their last four games while Houston has lost three of their last four matchups. The Lakers have been the better team in the series, winning seven of the last ten and two of the last three meetings. As a result, I am taking the moneyline for the Los Angeles Lakers when they travel to face the Houston Rockets on Monday night.

Spooky Express Pick: Los Angeles Lakers Moneyline (-115)