In Game 4 of this Western Semifinal, the Lakers are facing the Rockets. LA managed to win two straight after losing game 1 and now have a 2-1 lead in the series. They are 6-1 in their last 7 games. On the other hand, Houston will be looking to even the series today and avoid a potentially disastrous third win by their opponents.
Date/Time: 09-10-2020, 18:00 EDT
Spread: Houston Rockets +5 Total: +220
Houston had a 44-28 record (33-39 ATS) in the regular season. They finished 4th in the West. They have back-to-back losses. In their last game they lost by the Lakers in game 3, 102-112. They were a +4.5 underdog and failed to cover the spread.
James Harden leads the team both in scoring with 30.4 ppg and in assists made with 7.7. He also adds 5.7 rebounds per game, while Eric Gordon adds 18.4 ppg.
LA had a 52-19 record (36-34-1 ATS) in the regular season, which was the best in the West. They have won six of their last seven matches. In their last game they won Houston in Game three, 112-102. They were a 4.5-point favorite and managed to beat the odds.
Anthony Davis leads the team both in scoring with 29.3 ppg and in rebounding with 10.8 per game. LeBron James adds 27.6 ppg, 9.6 rebounds and a team-high 9 assists per game.
Both teams are tied 3-3 wins this season.
Rockets are better both offensively (116.8 to 113.5 ppg) and in turnovers committed (14.5 to 15.2).
On the other hand, Lakers are better defensively (107.6 to 113.7) and in field goal percentage (48.1% to 45%).
They are also better both in assists made (25.4 to 21.6) and in rebounding (45.7 to 43.9).
Both teams have identical 3-point percentage (34.8%).
Bookmakers give the Lakers a -5 spread and expect them to beat the odds. They have the momentum in the series and will get away with another victory today.
Lakers vs Rockets Game 4 Prediction: Los Angeles Lakers -5 (-109)