NBA Playoffs Series Odds & Round 2 Schedule: Los Angles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets
Chris Elise/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Houston Rockets, LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Houston Rockets Series Odds
|Win in 4||+460||+3600|
|Win in 5||+290||+1500|
|Win in 6||+320||+1000|
|Win in 7||+470||+700|
After a grueling seven-game series, the Houston Rockets are finally into the second round. They will face the Los Angeles Lakers on short rest and DraftKings has the Lakers listed as the favorite to win that matchup at -355 odds. Based on the odds, the most likely exact finish is Lakers in five games (listed at +290).
The Rockets went 2-1 against the Lakers during the regular season with both wins coming after the Rockets decided to go with their small-ball lineup. That lineup will be a major talking point entering this series because of the Lakers’ propensity to play with two big men on the floor.
The Lakers could have some depth returning at point guard with Rajon Rondo working his way back from a sore back and broken right thumb.
You can check out the schedule for this series, including the Game 1 odds below.
Rockets vs. Lakers Game 1 Odds
|Rockets odds||+5 [BET NOW]|
|Lakers odds||-5 [BET NOW]|
|Moneyline||+188/-225 [BET NOW]|
|Over/Under||225.5 [BET NOW]|
|Time||Friday, 9 p.m. ET|
Lakers vs. Rockets Playoffs Schedule
- Game 2: September 6
- Game 3: September 8
- Game 4: September 10
- Game 5: September 12 (If nec.)
- Game 6: September 14 (If nec.)
- Game 7: September 16 (If nec.)