Lakers vs. Rockets Game 3 Odds, PRO Report Pick: Big Bets From Sharps Hitting Over/Under (Tuesday, Sept. 8)

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  • Sharps took full advantage of early over/under movement for Tuesday's Lakers-Rockets crucial Game 3 showdown at 9:00 p.m. ET.
  • PJ Walsh details how and when the pros pounced on the inflated total, and how you should respond to that market movement prior to tipoff.

Lakers vs. Rockets Game 3 Odds

Lakers Odds -4.5 [BET NOW]
Bucks Odds +4.5 [BET NOW]
Moneyline -195/+163 [BET NOW]
Over/Under 222 (-112/-109) [BET NOW]
Time 9 p.m. ET
TV TNT

Odds as of Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. ET and via DraftKings. Get up to a $1,000 sign-up bonus at DraftKings today or see more offers and reviews for the best online sportsbooks.


With their playoff series tied at one game apiece, the Los Angeles Lakers are 4.5-point favorites against the Houston Rockets for tonight’s Game 3.

Spread betting action is basically even with 51% of tickets landing on Los Angeles. However, the more interesting angle in Game 3 is how big wagers from sharp bettors are shaping the over/under.

Using our new NBA PRO Report, let’s detail how the pros are playing this total.

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Lakers vs. Rockets Odds, Sharp Betting Pick

Sharp Action

This over/under opened at 224.5 at DraftKings Sportsbook and actually saw some early over action push the number up to 225.5 on Monday night, and that’s exactly when wiseguys struck.

Sports Insights’ Bet Signals, which track and report professional betting action in real-time, have triggered three smart money indicators on the under, driving the total down to 225.5 at DraftKings and even lower at a handful of books across the market.

Big Bets

The Action Network’s NBA public betting data concurs, highlighted by 89% of dollars wagered on the total backing the under. This tells us that the combination of large wagers from the market’s most respected bettors pounced on the inflated early number and are responsible for 3+ point line move.

Sharp angle: Under (moved from 225.5 to 222.5) [Bet now at DraftKings and get a $1,000 sign-up bonus.]

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