With both Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol expected to see fewer minutes for the Lakers tonight, make your play on the Houston Rockets as underdogs in Los Angeles.

The Houston Rockets travel to take on the Lakers in Los Angeles with same-season triple revenge on their minds at the Staples Center this evening.

Los Angeles has won all three meetings this year beginning with a 111-82 win way back on Nov 9 here at Staples.  The next two meetings came in Houston with LA winning 105-100 on Jan 13 and102-96 just a few weeks ago on Mar 11.  Kobe Bryant has scored 23, 33 and 37 points in the previous meetings.

With Houston a stellar 21-5 SU and 17-9 ATS in games off a loss this season, including 5-0 ATS when taking three or more points, look for the Lakers to fall to 3-7 ATS at home on Friday nights here tonight. We recommend a 1-unit play on Houston.

Free Pick: Rockets +5½ (-110)