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Online Basketball Betting: LA Lakers vs. Houston Rockets

Online basketball betting features a star-studded western conference affair as the Lakers meet the Rockets in a NBA basketball betting matchup from Houston.

Online basketball betting handicappers have found little in the way of NBA basketball betting value for either team in recent weeks.  The Los Angeles Lakers straight up online basketball betting record of 29-6 speaks for itself as one of the best in pro basketball.

The Lakers NBA basketball betting mark of 16-19 against the NBA betting lines is another matter, however.  The Lakers have had no better or worse online basketball betting success on the road this year as they were 6-8 against the spread.

Los Angeles has been a solid NBA basketball betting under team in road action with a mark of 9 unders in 14 road games.  The Lakers online basketball betting strength is their top ranked offense.

The Lakers defense, however, ranked just 16th in the league and must improve if Los Angeles is to have any real success in the western conference playoffs this spring.  As you would expect, Kobe Bryant has led the Lakers in scoring with an average of just over 27 points per game.

Bryant also led the team in assists.  Pau Gasol led the Lakers in rebounds with a nice 9.2 per game average.  Bryant and Gasol have consistently proven to be major online basketball betting assets.

The Houston Rockets have proven to be a similar team to the Lakers in that their straight up success has not translated into online basketball betting profits.  Houston had an overall online basketball betting record of a strong 24-15 straight up but was just 18-21 against the NBA betting lines.

The Rockets were not a strong online basketball betting home team either as they covered just 6 out of 16 home games against the spread this year.  Houston went on a bad online basketball betting stretch from December 26 through January 10 in which the covered the number in just 3 out of 10 games.

The Rockets posted just 3 overs against the total in that same span.  Yao Ming has been Houston's main online basketball betting asset as he was averaging nearly 20 points per game to lead the team.  Yao also led Houston in rebounding with an average of 9.5 per game.

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