Last Updated on October 3, 2023 by SPN Editor
The Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers are set to clash in what could be an exciting matchup on the NBA courts. With both teams having talented players in their ranks, the game promises to be a close one.
The Lakers have dominated the head-to-head matchup between the two teams, winning eight out of their last ten games against the Rockets. However, in their most recent matchup this season, the Lakers only managed to win by eight points.
The Rockets have Jalen Green, Jabari Smith Jr., Kevin Porter Jr., and Boban Marjanovic as their star players. The Lakers, on the other hand, boast a more experienced lineup consisting of LeBron James, Anthony Davis, D’Angelo Russell, Austin Reaves, and Rui Hachimura.
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LeBron James and Mo Bamba are currently injured for the Lakers, while the Rockets have no injured or questionable players.
Based on their previous matchups, the average score of the game between the Rockets and Lakers is projected to be Rockets 108-117 Lakers. The Lakers have been known to score more points than the Rockets in their past games.
It is expected to be a close game. This season, Houston Rockets have only won one out of four games they were named the favorites., while Los Angeles Lakers have won 14 out of the 41 games they played as underdogs.
On the other hand, the Rockets have won 13 out of 64 games they were named underdogs, while the Lakers have lost eight out of 27 games they played as favorites.
The Lakers, which average 116.6 points per game, are putting up impressive numbers on the scoreboard. Meanwhile, the Houston Rockets are averaging 110.3 points per game, a respectable total but one that leaves them trailing the Lakers, which is indeed worrying the fans and supporters.
It is also worth noting that the Houston Rockets have faced tougher opponents than the Lakers, which could explain why they are averaging 8.2 points less per game. However, despite this, Jalen Green and Kevin Porter Jr. have stepped up for the Rockets, leading the team with 21.8 and 18.4 points per match, respectively.
It’s sure to be a thrilling matchup between Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers. As per some sources, while the Lakers have dominated the Rockets in the past, Houston Rockets are ready to fight tooth and nail to come out on top this time around. The match is projected to be close, and anything can happen on the NBA courts. Who will come out on top? Only time will tell.