(NBA) LA Lakers vs. Houston, 01/12/2021 8:00 PM, Score: 117 - 100
Point Spread: -5.50 | -110.00 LA Lakers (Away)
Result: Win
The set-up: These teams played here on Sunday and the Lakers came out on top by a score of 120-102. Houston was poor in defending the three-ball on Sunday, and it committed a plethora of turnovers. LA will bide its time all year, looking to avoid injury, as it looks to set itself up for another deep playoff run and title defense. The Rockets have plenty of issues on and off the court and note that they're just 1-6 ATS in their last seven games following a double-digit home loss.

The pick: The Lakers on the other hand are a scary 5-1 ATS in their last six after allowing 100 or more points in their previous outing. That's bad news for the undermanned Rockets in my opinion. Consider laying the points on the champs Wednesday night.

This is a 1* FREE PLAY on the Lakers.