It’s just the second game in this duel, and the Houston Rockets are already showing the Los Angeles Lakers that they’re strong enough to send them out of the competition if they take them for granted. The Lakers will have to start the win with a tie. If they lose their game tomorrow, they’ll be at a disadvantage because the Rockets have been through more challenging roads to know how to continue to win.
In this article, we’ll try to compare and contrast their stats to see which team is in a better position to win in their game tomorrow. We’ll take a close look at their head to head stats, their previous games, and what the outcomes were, and then we’ll predict what the results would be so that you can have a clearer understanding of the situation before you stake your money.
Head to Head
As you’d expect, the Los Angeles Lakers are ahead with a considerable margin, and their current form doesn’t suggest that they’ll ever slack enough to let the Houston Rockets take them on a losing streak. These two teams don’t look like a great match even though the Rockets lead in this round. The Lakers could quickly come back, as usual, yo champion the competition.
The Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets have played a total of 223 regular-season games. Out of the 223 games, the Lakers have won 138 games and don’t look like they’re going to be slowing down soon. The Rockets have won 85, and the next season doesn’t look like they’ll be able to cover up the margin since the Lakers are still as fiery as always.
Although the Lakers are also leading in their head to head records against the Rockets in the playoffs, the margin isn’t that large. The two teams have met for 36 times, and the Lakers are leading with 20 wins while the Rockets have managed to secure 16, leaving the margin at just 4. With some resilience and focus, we could see the Rockets covering up the margin in the playoffs.
Previous Games Records
The Lakers have had a reasonably good year in the regular-season games. They have performed well enough to be where they are. It’s no news that the Lakers always exert their dominance no matter which team they’re coming up against. They have recorded winning streaks of up to 10 games just this season. Although there are teams in the Eastern conference that have won more, ten wins in a row isn’t an easy feat.
The Houston Rockets kicked off the regular season with incredible energy. Their winning streaks began pretty early in the regular-season games after they lost their first match, they immediately started a winning streak from the second. They have had a high winning streak of 8-games, and it’s currently their longest streak in the 2019/2020 season.
We’ll place the odds at 1.5 for the Lakers to win and 2.5 for the Rockets to win.
May the better side win.