Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets 8/6/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets 8/6/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Los Angeles Lakers will meet the Houston Rockets at The Arena, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Kissimmee, Florida on Aug. 6, 2020, 9:00 PM, ET. Both teams are raring for a win after coming off a loss from separate teams. The Lakers fell to the Oklahoma Thunder 105-86 in their last game and the Rockets fell short to the Portland Trail Blazers 110-102 in their last output. The Lakers are in 1st place at 51-16 in the Western Conference and seeded 1st going into the playoffs.

SF LeBron James and PF Anthony Davis lead the LA Lakers against the Rockets. Davis tallied 26.5 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.3 blocks per game this season. LeBron James is piling up 25.3 ppg and leads the league in assists with 10.3 per match. The Lakers top the league in blocks with 6.7 per game and in field goal percentage with 48.0% shooting enroute to a 113.4 ppg output while limiting opponents at 106.8 ppg. The Lakers earned 45.9 rebounds, 25.5 assists and 8.6 steals per game. The team is 2-4 SU in its last 6 matches against Houston and 5-5 SU in their last 10 games on the season.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets Predictions 8/6/2020

Meanwhile, the Houston Rockets will play the 3rd game against the Los Angeles Lakers this season with both squads splitting their first 2 matchups. The team is 2-1 in this NBA Restart after winning its first 2 games. They beat the Dallas Mavericks 152-149 in overtime in their first game and won over the top seeded Milwaukee Bucks 120-116 in their 2nd game.The Rockets are in 6th place at 42-25 in the West and 1st in the SW Division.

SG James Harden leads the Houston Rockets. Harden tops the league in points this season with 34.3 ppg, 43.8% in FG shooting, and 86.1% from the FT throw stripe. His tandem PG Russell Westbrook is questionable to play due to a bruised right quad. Westbrook is averaging 27.4 ppg and is the teams’ top rebounder with 8.0 rebounds per game. Houston is at the moment averaging 118.4 ppg at 45.3% from the field while limiting opponents to 114.9 ppg. The Rockets earned 44.8 rebounds, 21.6 assists, 5.1 blocks, and 8.6 steals per game. The team’s totals have gone over in 11 of their last 15 games against the Lakers and are 6-4 SU in their last 10 games of the season.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets. The NBA pick for this game is the Los Angeles Lakers -1.5. Both teams are 1-1 in their head to head encounter this season. Lakers PG Rajon Rondo is still out with a thumb injury along with C Dwight Howard who is in a game time decision to play or stay on the bench. PG Russell Westbrook of the Rockets is doubtful to play and SG Eric Gordon is still out for 2 to 3 weeks because of an ankle injury. The odds favor the LA Lakers to a predicted score of 117-114.

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Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets 8/6/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 9:00 PM EST

Location: The Arena, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Kissimmee, Florida

Date: Aug. 6, 2020

TV: TNT

NBA Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -1.5

NBA Total Odds: 131.5

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