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Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Lakers odds, picks and prediction

Apr 24, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Maxi Kleber (42) guards Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) during the first quarter at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Rockets (16-53) travel to meet the Los Angeles Lakers (39-30) Wednesday at Staples Center. Tip-off is set for 10:30 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze the Rockets vs. Lakers odds and lines, with NBA picks and predictions.

The Rockets put up a fight last time out, falling 140-129 in Portland as 14.5-point underdogs. While they’re on a six-game losing streak, Houston has covered its past three games as underdogs of 14.5 or more points.

The Lakers are one-game behind the Dallas Mavericks for the sixth spot, as they look to avoid the play-in round. L.A. is coming off a 101-99 win in overtime, winning back-to-back games for the first time since March 26-28.

Rockets at Lakers: Odds, spread and lines

Odds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated at 7:40 a.m. ET.

  • Money line: Rockets +750 (bet $100 to win $750) | Lakers -1200 (bet $1,200 to win $100)
  • Against the spread/ATS: Rockets +13 (-105) | Lakers -13 (-115)
  • Over/Under: 223.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)

Rockets at Lakers: Key injuries

Rockets

  • SG Avery Bradley (personal) questionable
  • SG Eric Gordon (groin) out
  • SF Danuel House Jr. (ankle) questionable
  • SG Kevin Porter Jr. (ankle) questionable
  • PF Christian Wood (ankle) questionable

Lakers

  • SF Jared Dudley (knee) out
  • SF LeBron James (ankle) out
  • PG Dennis Schroder (calf) out

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Rockets at Lakers: Odds, lines, predictions and picks

Prediction

Lakers 124, Rockets 115

Money line (ML)

The Lakers (-1200) will cost you 12 times your potential return, and there is never a reason to bet a favorite that heavy.

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Against the spread (ATS)

The ROCKETS +13 (-110) are worth playing as they have been on fire against big numbers. They’re 9-1 ATS this season as an underdog of 12.5 or more points. The Lakers -13 (-110) are just 3-8-1 ATS across the past 12 games overall, and they’re 0-2-1 ATS in the past three as a double-digit favorite.

Over/Under (O/U)

OVER 223.5 (-110) is the way to go cashing in each of the past five games for the Rockets. The Over is also 4-0 in Houston’s past four on the road.

The Under is 3-1-1 in L.A.’s past five games overall, but they Over is 6-1 in their past seven against teams with a losing overall mark.

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