Lakers Travel To Houston To Face The Rockets

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The Los Angeles Lakers will be on the road this Tuesday evening, January 8, as they travel to Texas for an NBA betting matchup against the Houston Rockets that is set to take place at the Toyota Center, with tip off scheduled for 8:05 PM EST. The Oddsmakers are giving a comfortable advantage to the home team in this contest, as they have listed Houston as -7 point favorites, while setting the over/under total way up there at 219 1/2 points. The Lakers are struggling once again this season, as they are currently on a three-game losing streak and sit three games under .500, with a 15-18 straight up record. They are even worse against the spread when playing on the road this season, as they have managed just five ATS wins compared to ten losses. That’s not all, they are a terrible 1-8 ATS in nine games as an underdog this season. Meanwhile, the Rockets have won four straight games and enter this matchup with 20 wins and 14 losses on the season. They own the top rated offense in the NBA, as they are averaging 106.2 points scored each and every time the hit the hardwood. Houston is 12-7 against the spread at home this season and 11-6 when laying the chalk. Betting Trends The Lakers are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games overall and 2-15 ATS in their last 17 games played on a Tuesday. The Lakers have gone over the posted total in four straight games played on the road and 7 of their last 8 played on a Tuesday. Houston is 5-1 ATS in their last six games played at home, 6-1 ATS in their last seven played on a Tuesday and a staggering 10-1 in their last 11 games overall. They own a 6-1 ATS record against the Lakers in their last seven matchups when the game is being played Houston. Five of the Rockets last seven games versus Western Conference opponents have gone over the posted total. Prediction The Lakers are not playing well to begin with, but now, to make matters worse, their starting unit is banged up with injuries. Meanwhile, the Rockets are clicking and playing well as a unit and should win this game at home tonight against the Lakers, while also covering the point spread. Rockets -7 Follow us on Twitter @ bballbet PJ Laferla is a practicing freelance writer, professional handicapper, and the founder of SportsInput.com. If you are interested in hiring PJ Laferla for freelance writing or for winning picks against the spread, please submit all inquires to PJ@sportsinput.com.