Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets, action at the Western Conference. Conference number one receives number four in the table. Conference leaders have shown power in the first three games of the remaining regular season. For now, the Lakers have good numbers and they just waiting for the playoffs to start. The Rockets are playing a good basketball and the most important thing is that they won two of the last three.
Los Angeles Lakers: Favorites.
The Lakers won the first game after the coronavirus break against the Clippers 103-101. But they lost to the Raptors 92-107. Then the team won against Utah Jazz 116-108 and most recent game was a defeat against Oklahoma City Thunder 105-86. What matters most right now is that Davis and James stay healthy for the playoffs.
The team is averaging 113.8 points per game, 42.52 FG points, 73.2% free throw shots, 11.11 three pointers, 25.62 assists and 28.37 points per quarter. The defense allows up to 106.8 points per game, 38.79 FG points, 77.7% free throw shots and 11.39 three pointers.
The leaders on the Lakers roster are Davis with 26.8 points per game, and LeBron James with 25.4 points per game. But apart from the two of them, the other two “leaders” are Kyle Kuzma with 12.5 points with 31.2% three pointers and Dion Waiters with 10 points per game.
Houston Rockets: We have power.
The Rockets recently lost the last game against the Portland Trail Blazers 102-110. That loss came after winning two in a row since the season restart against Mavericks and Bucks. After this game the Rockets are going to play four more to end the regular season against Kings, Spurs, Pacers and 76ers.
So far the Rockets are averaging 118.4 points per game, 41.10 FG points, 15.60 three pointers, 78.6% free throw shots, 21.60 assists and 13.85 turnovers with 29.46 points per quarter. The defense allows up to 114.9 points per game, 42.30 FG points and 12.33 three pointers. This season two games against the Lakers with one win and one loss.
James Harden is the Rockets’ top scorer with 34.3 points and 43.8% FG points. But Westbrook is another key piece with almost thirty points this season with 27.4 points per game and 47.2% FG points. The bench is led by Austin Rivers, McLemore and Gordon.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets 08/06/2020 is: take the Houston Rockets (MONEYLINE).
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