In the last prediction of this duel, we stated clearly that the results would favor the Lakers because their previous games and all-time stats proved that they should. In this game tomorrow, we can expect something slightly interesting. The Rockets are going to be gunning for the vantage point. The Lakers, who everyone probably already believes should win, would also be gunning for the top spot. This is going to make this match quite exciting and challenging.
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
The Los Angeles Lakers are leading the Houston Rockets with a considerable margin, and the way it seems, they may be giving the Rockets a run for their money in these semifinals. There is, however, a burning desire in the Rockets to finally put this game to bed. If they succeed in winning this game and probably the next, they’d have gained more comfort than the Lakers.
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 will 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.
The playoffs aren’t any different. Although the margin isn’t that large, the Lakers are leading and don’t look like they want to back down. The two teams have met for 37 times, and the Lakers are leading with 21 wins while the Rockets have managed to secure 16, leaving the margin at just 5. I firmly believe that the Lakers are a better side than the Rockets, but I don’t think they will have an easy win in this one.
Previous Games Records
This season has been favorable to the Rockets. They started with positive energy, winning most of their early games. In their first game this season, they lost, then they moved on from there to create a winning streak. They kept on going streak after streak until recorded a high winning streak of 8-games, and it’s currently their longest streak in the 2019/2020 season
The Lakers, on the other hand, have also been a good side. Their regular-season results have been pretty good too. 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. Their winning streaks have gone 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.
We’ll place the odds at 2.0 for the Rockets to win and 1.8 for the Lakers to win.
May the better side win.