NBA Playoff Odds: Bettors Fading Lakers In Rockets Series
After a 2-point victory last night the Houston Rockets are in the next round of the NBA Playoffs where they're set to face the number one seed in the Western Conference, the Los Angeles Lakers.
Wednesday's tense game was another close battle in what was an exciting 7-game series. Despite the Thunder taking the Rockets to seven, it appears that bettors are backing the underdogs to turn over the Lakers in this next series.
The Lakers are heavy favorites, at -300, with Houston at +240. It's no surprise to see LeBron's Lakers as favorites, they're #1 seed, come into the games with more rest and there are still lingering doubts about the Rockets and their ability to complete against bigs.
Despite that our betting data has shown that 61.28% of bets have been on the Rockets, with just 38.62% backing LA to win the series.
The Rockets will feel confident that their smallball can defeat the Lakers, who ranked in the bottom-10 for 3-point shooting in the regular season, and 13th of 16 in the bubble.