The Los Angeles Lakers (15-18) travel to the Lone Star state to take on the Houston Rockets (20-14) Tuesday at 8:00ET. NBA odds are listed at Bovada sportsbook.
The Lakers come limping into Tuesday’s contest both on and off the court. They have lost their last three games and four of their last five. For the season, they are 15-18 SU and 13-19-1 ATS. In addition, they have lost Gasol and Howard for a period of time. All season the Lakers have struggled to right their ship, only showing a brief glimpse in mid-December. They have been a horrific 5-10 on the road this year as well.
Houston has won their last four games and is now 20-14 SU and 20-13-1 ATS for the season. They have been able to light up the scoreboard, averaging 113 points per game over this win streak. They have been a covering machine, covering nine of their last ten matchups. Houston has been no slouch on their home court either, where they have gone 13-6 this season.
Houston is a favorite. While all signs point to Houston, Kobe may find a way to keep it close. Take the Lakers as an underdog at www.sportsbookroom.com.