Los Angeles Lakers Travel to Phoenix to Face the Suns
The answer to the question above is likely no, but there’s a bigger question looming. Can the Los Angeles Lakers cover the spread against the Suns?
They’ll likely be favored by quite a lot after going on a four-game losing streak. With LeBron James and Anthony Davis sidelined, they’ll have to rely on Russell Westbrook. This could spell disaster for Los Angeles on Tuesday.
The Phoenix Suns are at the top of the NBA in terms of record, and they plan to keep it that way. In order to do so, they need to keep winning games, something they’re rather good at.
They have one of the best offenses in the NBA and are currently on a nine-game win streak. So, can the Suns get a win at home over Los Angeles? More importantly, which team is the better pick?
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The Los Angeles Lakers aren’t necessarily a bad team, just one without chemistry. This has become more obvious as the season has progressed and once Anthony Davis went out. With Davis sidelined, the Lakers haven’t been able to put a string of wins together.
Somehow, they still have the 10th place spot in the Western Conference. We’ll see if they can hold onto it.
As they face the Phoenix Suns, you have to ask if their defense is capable of stopping Phoenix. The Suns average 115.21 points per game, ranking second in the NBA. On the defensive side of the ball, the Suns allow only 106.82 points per game.
With this offensive and defensive combination, the Suns are hard to stop. This is especially true for a heavily-injured Lakers team.
Los Angeles Lakers at Phoenix Suns Betting Prediction
These two teams played just a few weeks ago in the midst of all the Lakers’ injuries. Phoenix was at home in that game as well and came in as 7.5-point favorites. By the end of the game, the Suns sent the Lakers home after handing them a 140-111 loss.
The Suns easily covered the spread and were in control the entire time. We expect the same to happen on Tuesday.
Phoenix is too strong of a team to be slowed down by the Lakers. In fact, even if James and Davis were in the lineup, we’d likely take the Suns.
Phoenix has an ATS record of 42-34 and is 3-0 against the Lakers in their last three meetings. In their last ten games against the Lakers, the Suns have a 7-3 record, also going 7-3 against the spread.
When betting on the total, we’ll take the over on this game. Part of it is based on their 140-111 win, but also that the Suns are 40-36 against the total. Look for the Phoenix Suns to cover the spread on Tuesday, with the total going over.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.