Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers will square off again today at 9 PM (ET) at AdventHealth Arena in Orlando for Game 3 of the 2020 NBA playoffs. This will be a crucial matchup between both sides, as we already know the winner of the third game of the series often ends up advancing to the next round.
LeBron James and Anthony Davis bounced back in a big way to lead the Lakers to a 117-109 win in Game 1 after dropping the first of the series. They led for as much as 22 but the Rockets rallied to take the lead late in the game.
James Harden continued to dominate in the offensive end but Russell Westbrook struggled mightily from the field. Now, Mike D'Antoni's team must make an adjustment right away to avoid falling to the first-seeded team in the West.
Head-To-Head: Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets hold a close history in the NBA playoffs. Thus far, they've faced off 37 times in the postseason, with Los Angeles having a 21-16 edge in their all-time series.
Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers: Match Information
Date: Tuesday, Sep. 8
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Location: AdventHealth Arena, Orlando
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Los Angeles Lakers
Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers: Predictions And Odds
It seems like oddsmakers expect the Los Angeles Lakers to keep the momentum in their favor as they enter the game as 4.5-point favorites. Moreover, they're also expecting another high-scoring affair, with the game total projected at 222.5 points.
|Handicap||Lakers -4.5||Lakers -5|
|Game Total||o/u 222.0||o/u 222.5|
* Odds via DraftKings & FanDuel