Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers (By: Miyagi)
Rivers is playing massive minutes recently given the countless injuries and troubles for the Rockets as they now miss rotation players like House who rejected their contract in order to become a free agent at the end of the season. Anyway, Rivers will continue to get massive minutes and he will continue to act as a primary ball handler when Harden is on the bench but also when Harden is on the court but wants to preserve his energy and asks Rivers to bring the ball on the other end of the court. Rivers is a good passer, he should get his assists from Gordon and Tucker, while just like in his last game when he acts as a primary ball handler with Harden alongside, Harden usually works his way out of screens picks the ball from Rivers and shoots a three or drives to the basket, which gave a few easy assists to Rivers in the last two games where he had 6 in both and i can see the same thing today while this line of 3.5 is quite safe.
Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers predictions
|Austin Rivers Over 3.5 Assists||Pinnacle||1.63||9||5 WON (+5.67 units)|
Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Miyagi).