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NBA Playoff Betting Preview: Rockets vs. Lakers

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May/17/2009

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The Los Angeles Lakers were thought to be a serious contender to win the NBA Championship this season.  With their recent play against the Houston Rockets, not many people are thinking that way anymore.  The undermanned Rockets have forced the Lakers into a Game 7 on Sunday, a situation that the Lakers should not be in.  The Lakers are so inconsistent and unenthusiastic that no one can figure them out.

SBG Global reports that early NBA betting has the public taking Lakers at Home.

Sunday's game should be another big win for the Lakers but with this team you never can tell. "For a team that wants to be champs, they are bouncing us around. It's painful," The Lakers' Sasha Vujacic said. "Like inside, outside, they were doing what we were supposed to do."

In this series whichever team wins the first quarter wins the game.  In Game 4 in Houston, the Lakers fell down by 17 points and said they would never let that happen again but in Game 6 on Thursday they fell behind 17-1. "Really tough to watch," said Jordan Farmar, "They did a good job, man. They started off with a lot of energy, being really aggressive and that's how you have to be in these kinds of games. Up 3-2, down 3-2, you have to be aggressive. They just hit us in the mouth early. Once we were dazed, they kept throwing."


The Lakers head home now for a Game 7 they shouldn't have to play. "Home court of course is big," Lamar Odom said. "And right now in this series, playing well in the first quarter is even bigger. You can't give up (17-1) leads. Not on the road. It just can't happen."

SBG Global Current Line: Lakers  -  12.5 ,  Total  194

Here are the NBA betting stats for Sunday's game. The Rockets are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 2 days of rest. The Rockets are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles.

The Lakers are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 2 days of rest.

The Under is 8-2 in the Rockets last 10 overall. The Under is 5-2 in the Rockets last 7 playoff games as an underdog. The Under is 7-2 in the Lakers last 9 overall. The Under is 11-5 in the Lakers last 16 games as a home favorite.

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