Lakers vs. Rockets: NBA Betting Preview – August 6, 2020

Written By PlayPicks Staff on August 6, 2020

Los Angeles is only a 1-point favorite (per DraftKings) against Houston when the Lakers (51-16) and the Rockets (42-25) take the court on August 6, 2020 in a game projected to be a close one.

The betting insights in this article reflect data as of August 6, 2020, 6:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Lakers vs Rockets Betting Odds

Injury Report as of August 6

Lakers: Rajon Rondo: Out (Thumb), Dwight Howard: Out (Knee), Avery Bradley Jr.: Out (Personal)

Rockets: Thabo Sefolosha: Out (Undisclosed), David Nwaba: Out For Season (Achilles), Russell Westbrook III: Day To Day (Quad), Eric Gordon Jr.: Out (Ankle), Bruno Caboclo: Out (Ankle)

Head to Head

Los Angeles and Houston have split their games 1-1 this season. Neither team holds an advantage against the spread in head-to-head meetings, with the series tied at 1-1 ATS.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
2/6/2020 Lakers Lakers -6 239.5 -251 206 121-111 HOU
1/18/2020 Rockets Rockets -2.5 235.5 -140 118 124-115 LAL*
  • 1/18/2020 DNP – Lakers: Anthony Davis

Lakers Betting Information

  • Los Angeles typically does not hit the over, only eclipsing the points total in 32 of 67 games (47.8%).
  • Los Angeles has a 36-30-1 record against the spread this season.
  • The Lakers are 29-29-1 as 1-point favorites.

Rockets Betting Information

  • Houston hit the over in just 37.3% of their games (25 of 67 games).
  • Houston has a sub-.500 record against the spread this season: 31-32-1.
  • The Rockets are 8-3 against the spread this season when they’re at least 1-point underdogs.

Lakers Leaders

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Anthony Davis 59 26.5 9.3 3.2 1.5 2.3 1.2
LeBron James 64 25.3 8.0 10.3 1.2 0.5 2.2
Kyle Kuzma 58 12.5 4.4 1.3 0.4 0.4 1.4
Dion Waiters 7 10.3 2.7 1.7 0.4 0.7 1.6
Markieff Morris 55 9.7 3.7 1.3 0.6 0.3 1.5

Rockets Leaders

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
James Harden 64 34.3 6.4 7.4 1.8 0.9 4.4
Russell Westbrook 56 27.4 8.0 7.1 1.6 0.4 0.9
Eric Gordon 34 14.5 1.9 1.5 0.6 0.4 2.7
Robert Covington 65 12.7 6.5 1.2 1.6 1.3 2.4
Danuel House 61 10.6 4.2 1.3 1.1 0.5 2.1

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