NBA Picks: Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers haven't missed the postseason since 2005, which is important to consider when making your NBA picks on Wednesday, when they close out the regular season against the Houston Rockets at the Staples Center.

NBA handicappers will find that the Lakers are 2.5-point home favorites in the pro basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 203 in the market.

Let's take a closer look at this Western Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a total prediction along the way. 

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