The Line: LA Lakers +125 vs. Houston Rockets -145
In the Rockets last game Portland was able to exploit the small-ball match up. The books really like Houston in this contest and I understand why. Harden and Westbrook are a threat to any team and when Houston’s role players are chipping in the game can get out of hand.
LA Lakers are coming off of a stark loss against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Lakers are minus LeBron tonight and are a little banged up coming into this contest. They still have a massive size advantage in this game. Kyle Kuzma will play a bigger role which I believe he will take in stride. JaVale McGee will feast on the boards. If Howard is a go tonight that will definitely help. Anthony Davis is still set to play and with all of that being said; I see the rebounding advantage for the Lakers bolstering their wing scorers tonight. Second chance opportunities will be huge in this contest.
I wouldn’t bet on the Lakers dropping 3 games in a row. This game should be close even if Houston leads the fast break to an early lead.
My wager: LA Lakers +4 (-130)
All odds courtesy of mybookie.ag and are subject to change at any time.