NBA Preview: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets

by Dirty on March 27, 2010

The fans at Toyota Center will be treated to a game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets when they take their seats on Saturday.

Odds aren’t yet posted for this game, so check back later for the opening line and total.

The Lakers were crushed 91-75 by the Thunder last time out, as 1.5-point favorites. That game’s 166 points went UNDER the posted total of 199.5.

Lamar Odom had 15 points with seven rebounds for the Lakers.

The Rockets were defeated 99-93 by the Clippers last time out, as 4.5-point favorites. The teams played UNDER the posted total of 208.

Trevor Ariza netted 18 points with eight rebounds and eight assists in the loss for the Rockets.

Current streak:
Houston has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Los Angeles: 53-19 SU, 30-40-2 ATS
Houston: 36-35 SU, 32-39 ATS

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing New Orleans are 10-0
After playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

Houston most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
LA Lakers are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the LA Lakers last 7 games when playing Houston
LA Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road
LA Lakers are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston’s last 7 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games
Houston is 8-15 ATS in their last 23 games when playing LA Lakers

Next up:
LA Lakers at New Orleans, Monday, March 29
Houston home to Washington, Tuesday, March 30

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