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Suns vs Lakers NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers
  • Where: Los Angeles at Arena
  • Date: Wednesday, March 22nd
  • Betting Odds LAL -1, PHO -115 | LAL -105 O/U 227.5

So far, the Suns have put together an overall record of 38-33, while going 37-32-2 vs the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 1-2 straight-up and 0-3 vs the spread.

Not only did the Suns drop their last game to the Thunder. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 124-120 as 1 point underdogs. Phoenix let an opportunity for a win slip away as they held a lead going into the 2nd half of action. Leading the team in scoring was Devin Booker, as he contributed 46 points while hitting 64.3% of his shots.

The Lakers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 35-37. So far, the team has gone 34-35-3 against the spread. Against the spread, Los Angeles has a mark of 0-3. Straight up, their record is 1-2 in these games.

The Lakers are coming off a 111-105 win over the Magic. Although they came away with a straight up win, it was not enough to cover the spread as they entered as 6 point favorites. Los Angeles only let the Magic marginally cut into their 10 point halftime lead. Leading the team in scoring was Austin Reaves, as he contributed 35 points while hitting 64.3% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

In the most reecent game between the two teams, the Suns picked up a 115-105 win over the Lakers. When looking at the outcome vs the spread, Phoenix entered as the 10.0 point favorite, resulting in an ATS push. So far this season, the Suns have a record of 2-0 vs the Lakers. In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Suns averaged 121.0 points per game vs Los Angeles, which was an increase over their season-long average. However, the Lakers actually averaged fewer points per game than their season-long mark. Across their head-to-head matchups with Phoenix, the team averaged 104.0 points per game. In terms of betting, Phoenix has an ATS record of 3-1-1 in the previous 5 matchups vs Los Angeles. This mark has come on an average scoring margin of +18 points per game in favor of the Suns. Phoenix and Los Angeles averaged a combined 226 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 2-3.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Through 71 games, Phoenix is averaging 113.4 points per game (19th). So far, the Suns are averaging 98.0 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Not only does the team’s offense play at a slower pace, but they their overall lack of efficiency has them ranked 14th in made field goals per game.

Against the Lakers, the Suns will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 9th ranked unit at 107.33 points per game.

Devin Booker is expected to play a key role in Phoenix’s scoring efforts against the Los Angeles today, as Kevin Durant is unavailable. Durant is the team’s leading scorer this season with 29.5 points per game. Booker is 2nd in scoring for the team with 28.0 points per game, which ranks him 10.0th in the NBA. In his 44 games, he has hit 49.6% of his field goal attempts and is grabbing 4.5 rebounds per game.

Coming into today’s action, Los Angeles is averaging 116.4 points per contest. This figure places them 8th in the league. Coming into today’s game, the Lakers will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.7 made 3’s per game. If the team is going to improve their scoring numbers, they will need to become more efficient with their shots as Los Angeles is already one of the leaders in pace, averaging 101.9 possessions per game.

Currently, the Lakers defense is ranked 28th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 115.15 points per game vs the unit.

Without LeBron James, Los Angeles will need Anthony Davis to step up and put together a strong scoring performance against the Phoenix today. This season, James leads the team in scoring with 29.5 points per game. Davis is the team’s 2nd leading scorer with 25.8 points per game, which places him 17.0th in the NBA. In his 46 games, he has hit 55.9% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 12.5 rebounds per game.

Suns vs Lakers Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Suns -1.0
  • Free Total Prediction: Over 227.5