In this battle between two teams sitting outside the playoff places of the West, the last Phoenix Suns (12-51), are hosting the tenth Los Angeles Lakers (30-32), with both teams coming off single defeats and are looking to bounce back in this one.
Date/Time: 03-02-2019, 21:00 EDT
Spread: Phoenix Suns +6.5
Phoenix Suns have a 12-51 record (26-37 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the last place of the West. They have lost 18 of their last 19 matches and in their last game they lost at home against the Pelicans with a 116-130 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Devin Booker with 24.6 ppg, adding 4 boards and a team high 6.8 dimes per game. He is followed by TJ Warren with 18 ppg and 4 boards per game he is out with an injury.
Los Angeles Lakers have a 30-32 record (26-34-2 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 10th place of the West. They have lost three of their last four matches and in their last game they lost at home against the Bucks with a 120-131 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by LeBron James with 27 ppg, adding 7.9 dimes and a team high 8.7 boards per game. He is followed by Kyle Kuzma with 19 ppg and 5.6 boards per game.
Lakers have won all three previous meetings against the Suns earlier this season, winning the only road game by 18 points. Suns have a 7-23 home record, while the Lakers are 12-19 on the road. Lakers are better both offensively, scoring 112.5 ppg to Suns’ 106.3 and defensively, allowing 113.9 ppg to Suns’ 116.4 ppg. They also have better percentages both in field goals (47.4% to 45.6%) and in 3-pointers (33.8% to 32.8%). Lakers are better in dimes made (25.3 to 24) and in boards grabbed (46.6 to 40), while both teams are almost equal in turnovers committed (15.4 to 15.5). Lakers are the favorite in this one and Vegas odds give them a -6.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the road victory.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns Prediction: Los Angeles Lakers -6.5 (-111)
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