Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns Prediction 2/25/2024

The Los Angeles Lakers (31-27) travel to face off against the Phoenix Suns (33-24) on Sunday, February 25th. This game will be played at Footprint Center in Phoenix and televised on ABC. The Lakers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Suns are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Spurs. Tip-off is set for 3:30 ET.

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The Lakers Are Coming Off A Win

The Lakers notched a win against the Spurs in their most recent game, concluding with a score of 123-118. Going into the second half the Lakers held the lead at 66-59.

Coming into today’s game, the Lakers have an overall record of 31-27 and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. When playing on the road this season, the Lakers are 11-18 compared to their 20-9 record at home.

So far, Los Angeles’ ATS record is below .500 at 26-32. When playing on the road, the Lakers hold an ATS record of 12-17 in contrast to a 14-15 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Suns Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In the Suns’ most recent game against the Rockets, Kevin Durant led the Suns with 28 points while going 10/22 from the field. Bol Bol put up 25 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as Phoenix ended up losing the game with a final score of 114-110.

So far this season, the Suns are 33-24 overall and have gone 15-13 on the road and 18-11 at home. In their last ten games, the Suns are 6-4 and are now taking on the Lakers.

Phoenix comes in with an overall ATS record of 23-33 so far this season. In their last four home games, Phoenix has successfully covered the spread, and they maintain an ATS record of 11-17 at home compared to 12-16 on the road.

Lakers Offense Breakdown

Through 58 games games, Los Angeles is averaging 117 points per game (13th).

So far this season, the Lakers are 13th in the league in scoring at 117 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 116.3 points per game compared to 117.6 at home.

When it comes to pace, the Lakers are 6th in the league at 101.1 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 4th in the league at 49%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Lakers are 27th in the league in made threes at 11.3 per game. They are also last in the league in three-point attempts at 30.7 per game. Overall, they are shooting 36% from three.

Suns Offense Breakdown

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For the season, the Phoenix offense is the 12th ranked unit in the NBA, at 117.4 points per contest.

At home, the Suns are averaging 117.6 points per game, which is 12th in the NBA. Overall, they are 12th in scoring at 117.4 points per game. Phoenix has outscored the league average in 54.4% of their games this season.

When it comes to shooting, the Suns are 3rd in field goal percentage at 49%. They are also 3rd in true shooting percentage. From three-point range, Phoenix is 9th in shooting percentage at 37%. However, they are just 22nd in three-point makes per game.

So far this season, the Suns are 14th in assists at 26.6 per game. In terms of pace, they are 15th in the league. In terms of free-throw shooting, Phoenix is 2nd in free throws made per game and 4th in attempts.

Lakers Team Defense

The Lakers’ defense is presently ranked 19th in the league, allowing an average of 117.3 points per contest. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Lakers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 53.9% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.6% from downtown.

Suns Team Defense

On defense, the Suns come into the game ranked 15th in the league in points allowed at 114.5 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 112.3 points per contest (15th). Inside the arc, the Suns defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 53.2% and 36.5% from three-point territory.

Key Players For The Lakers And Suns

In today’s game, our projections have Anthony Davis leading the Lakers with 24 points on 9/17 shooting from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 25 points per game, along with 12.2 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Kevin Durant as the leading scorer for the Suns. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 27 while also collecting 7 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 53.3%, and his scoring average is 28.1 points per game.

Lakers vs Suns Trends

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Lakers offense has averaged 122 points per game while allowing an average of 125. Los Angeles posted an overall record of 5-5 while going 4-6 ATS.
  • Across the Suns last five home games, the team averaged 119 points per game while allowing 118. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-4, while going 1-4 straight-up.
  • The Lakers have played well in their last five games as the betting underdog, going 3-2 straight up and 3-2 against the spread.
  • Phoenix has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 3-2 SU and 3-2 ATS in their last five games.

Lakers vs Suns Prediction

The Lakers come in as the underdog at +4, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 238.5 and our model has the Lakers and Suns finishing with a combined 258 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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