Lakers vs. Rockets Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, March 15, 2023

The Houston Rockets (16-52) head into their game on March 15, 2023 as a 2.5-point underdog against the Los Angeles Lakers (34-35). The matchup features an over/under of 233.

Lakers vs. Rockets Odds

  • Lakers odds to win: -139
  • Rockets odds to win: +118
  • Spread: Lakers (-2.5)
  • Total: 233

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: Toyota Center in Houston, Texas
  • TV: SportsNet SW and SportsNet LA

Who Will Win Lakers vs. Rockets?

Lakers and Rockets Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Lakers have a 9-9 record against the spread in games they were favored by 2.5 points or more this season.

The Rockets are 23-34-4 against the spread when an underdog by 2.5 points or more this season.

The two teams average a combined 6.0 fewer points per game, 227, than this matchup’s over/under of 233 points.

Opponents of the two teams average a combined 2.4 more points per game, 235.4, than this game’s total of 233 points.

The Lakers’ average point total in outings this season is 233.8, 0.8 points higher than the total in this game.

The average point total for Houston this year is 4.4 points fewer than this game’s over/under.

Los Angeles is 34-33-2 against the spread this season.

The Rockets are 26-38-4 against the spread this year.

Lakers Stats & Insights

The Lakers have a -28 scoring differential, putting up 116.7 points per game (eighth in the league) and giving up 117.1 (21st in the NBA).

The 45.7 rebounds per game the Lakers average rank fifth in the league. Their opponents collect 45.4 per contest.

Los Angeles knocks down 10.7 three-pointers per game (24th in the league) at a 34.2% rate (26th in the NBA), compared to the 12.6 per outing its opponents make while shooting 34.1% from deep.

The Lakers score 110.9 points per 100 possessions (22nd in the league), while giving up 111.5 points per 100 possessions (13th in the NBA).

The Lakers’ offense has been much better when playing at home (117.1 PPG) compared to away games (116.3 PPG). Similarly, their defense has been much better in home games (114.3 PPG allowed) compared to their play on the road (119.8 PPG allowed).

Rockets Stats & Insights

The Rockets have been outscored by 8.0 points per game (posting 110.3 points per game, 29th in league, while allowing 118.3 per outing, 27th in NBA) and have a -547 scoring differential.

Houston ranks fourth in the league at 46.4 rebounds per game. That’s 4.9 more than the 41.5 its opponents average.

The Rockets hit 10.7 three-pointers per game (24th in the league) at a 32.9% rate (30th in NBA), compared to the 14.7 per outing their opponents make, shooting 37.5% from beyond the arc.

The Rockets average 106.8 points per 100 possessions on offense (30th in league), and allow 116.5 points per 100 possessions (28th in NBA).

In 2022-23 Houston is averaging 0.3 fewer points per game at home (110.1) than away (110.4).

Lakers Key Players to Watch

The Lakers get 26.1 points, 12.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists from Anthony Davis.

D’Angelo Russell’s averages this season are 18.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game.

Malik Beasley makes more threes per game than any other (active) member of the Lakers, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 3.0 per contest.

Jarred Vanderbilt averages 1.1 steals per game, while Davis swats 2.1 shots per contest.

Rockets Key Players to Watch

Jalen Green tallies 21.8 points per game. He also contributes 3.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game this season.

This season, Alperen Sengun has a statline that includes 14.7 points, 3.8 assists and 8.7 rebounds per game.

Green averages 2.5 made threes per game.

The Rockets’ defensive effort gets a boost from Tari Eason (1.1 steals per game) and Jabari Smith Jr. (1.0 block per game).

Lakers vs. Rockets Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Lakers (- 2.5)
  • Pick OU:

    Under (233)

  • Prediction:
    Lakers 119 – Rockets 112

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