clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Pick against the spread, over/under for Rockets vs. Lakers on Saturday, December 2

We go over some of the best betting options for Saturday’s matchup between the Rockets and Lakers.

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles the ball during the game against the Houston Rockets on November 19, 2023 at Crypto.Com Arena in Los Angeles, California.
Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images

The Houston Rockets (8-8) will meet the Los Angeles Lakers (11-9) with both teams looking to get back to winning ways. The Rockets have lost two games in a row, while the Lakers dropped their last contest Thursday against the Thunder. This will be the third meeting between Houston and Los Angeles this season, with the teams going 1-1 in the first two games.

The Rockets are clean on the day-to-day injury front. LeBron James is questionable for the Lakers, while Anthony Davis, Cam Reddish and Jaxson Hayes are probable. Everyone is expected to suit up.

The Lakers are 4.5-point favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook, with the total coming in at 222.5. Los Angeles is -205 on the moneyline while Houston is +170.

Rockets vs. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. ET

Pick ATS: Rockets +4.5

Houston covered this line in both games, and is 8-4-1 ATS as the underdog this season. LA hasn’t been great at home, sporting a 3-5 ATS mark as a home favorite and 3-6 ATS overall at Crypto.com Arena. Take the Rockets to cover the spread once again Saturday.

Over/Under: Under 222.5

Both games so far this season have gone under this line, although the first meeting finished right at 222. The Rockets are sixth in defensive rating this season, while the Lakers are 14th. However, LA is better at home with the fourth-best defensive rating when playing at Crypto.com Arena. Expect a tight, low-scoring contest between these two sides Saturday evening, resulting in the under hitting.