The Houston Rockets will meet the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night for Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals. The Rockets are coming into this game with only one day rest after beating the Thunder in Game 7 on Wednesday night. Meanwhile, the Lakers will come into this game well-rested, having played their last game on August 29th.

Here is everything you need to know to tune into the series and follow the NBA action for the rest of the week!

Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers

When: Friday, September 4
Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: ESPN
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free)

Prediction: The Lakers haven’t played since August 29th so they will be well-rested coming into this game against the Rockets, who just played on Wednesday. With all that rest, I’d expect the Lakers to come out and control the game. I think this game will be a lot like the Clippers first game, take the Lakers -6.

NBA Playoff Schedule

Game 1: Fri, Sept 4 Houston vs. Los Angeles, 9:00 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Game 2: Sun, Sept 6 Houston vs. Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m. ET (ABC)
Game 3: Tues, Sept 8 Los Angeles vs. Houston, 9:00 p.m. ET (TNT)
Game 4: Thurs, Sept 10 Los Angeles vs. Houston, TBD (TNT)
Game 5*: Sat, Sept 12 Houston vs. Los Angeles, TBD (ESPN)
Game 6*: Mon, Sept 14 Los Angeles vs. Houston, TBD (TNT)
Game 7*: Wed, Sept 16 Houston vs. Los Angeles, TBD (TNT)

* if necessary

NBA Odds and Betting Lines

NBA odds courtesy of BetMGM Sportsbook. Odds last updated Friday at 4:30 p.m. ET.

Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers (-6)

Over/Under: 22.5 (-110)

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