This Saturday, there is a matchup between two Western Conference teams in the NBA as the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets will face off at about 8:30 PM. This will be the first meeting between these teams this season and it will take place at the Toyota Center.
Rockets Look To Get Back On TrackSo far this season, the Houston Rockets have looked like a pretty good basketball team in the Western Conference. The Rockets have won 26 of their first 40 games which puts them in fifth place in the standings. However, Houston is entering this game in terrible form as it has lost three of its last four games so it has struggled a bit lately. Now, Houston will be looking to get back on track against one of the best teams in the entire league on Saturday. Luckily for the Rockets, this game will be played at the Toyota Center where they have won 14 of their first 19 home games so Houston should be able to play well in this game.
Leading the Rockets offensively is star guard James Harden who has looked great so far this season. He is currently averaging a league-high 37.2 points per game along with 7.8 rebounds and 7.2 assists. However, Harden is also averaging 4.1 turnovers per game which is the second-most in the entire league.
Houston's most underrated player is center Clint Capela who has been very good so far this season. He is averaging 14.5 points per game along with a team-high 14.5 rebounds per game. In addition, he is averaging a team-high 1.7 blocks per game so he has been very active on both sides of the ball.
Trends found on Covers.com, are:
Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Rockets are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.