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los angeles lakers vs pheonix suns prediction 12/05/2023 sport preview

Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns Prediction & Betting Tips 12/5/2023

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Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns 12/5/2023
  • We like the Suns on the moneyline (+103)
  • The Suns are also our pick on the spread at +1.5
  • Our NBA model projects 227 points, and we suggest taking the under

Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns Preview

Planning on watching today’s Suns and Lakers game? Catch the action at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA, as the Lakers hosts this showdown at 10:00 ET on TNT.

The over/under for this Pacific division contest is set at 228 points, with the Lakers being the favored team playing at home against the Suns. Check out BetCoco for Los Angeles Lakers – Phoenix Suns odds

Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns Head-to-Head and Key Stats

In the last five head to head matchups, the Lakers have had the upper-hand, going 4-1. In the last three games as the favorite against the Suns, the Lakers have put together a 2-1 vs. the spread.

  • In their last five games away from home, the Suns have a straight up record of 4-1 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team averaged 120 points per game in this stretch.
  • Across their last five home contests, Los Angeles has been good against the spread posting a mark of 3-2. Their overall mark in these games was 3-2, while averaging 113 points per game.
  • In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Suns have a straight up record of 2-8 and an ATS mark of 4-6.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Lakers have a strong straight up record of 5-0. In addition, their ATS record was 4-1 in these scenarios.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns Prediction

The Suns have an overall record of 12-8 and are 1-2 in their last three games. When playing on the road, the Suns are 7-3 while going 5-5 at home.

Phoenix’s ATS record sits below .500 (9-11). The Suns have experienced a two game ATS loss streak as favorites, and they are 3-2 vs. the spread when they are underdogs.

In terms of their over/under record, the Suns are 14-6-0 so far this season. The games they’ve played have an ongoing average of 212.0 points per game, with an average over/under line of 226.2.

The Suns’ offense finished with 116 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 116.2 points per contest. Offensively, the Suns hold a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, placing them 17th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 5th in terms of percentage and 16th in three-pointers made.

In terms of defense, Suns is currently on par with the NBA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 113.2 points per game.

Most recently, the Suns’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 109 points to the Grizzlies.

The Lakers are 12-9 overall and have gone 6-4 in their last ten games. In the Western Conference, the Lakers are in 7th place and are 3rd in the Pacific Division.

Los Angeles has an overall ATS record of 9-12 as they come into today’s game. The Lakers have suffered two consecutive ATS losses when playing as underdogs, and they are 6-6 against the spread when they are the favorites.

Los Angeles currently holds an over/under record of 9-12-0 for the season. The average over/under line in their games is 228.3 and they have a -2.3 differential vs. the over/under line this season.

The Lakers’ offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 107 points against the Rockets. In that game, they made 8/27 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 44.9%. Leading the team in scoring is LeBron James, who is averaging 24.4 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Anthony Davis also maintains a PPG average of 22.9 heading into game.

At present, the Lakers’ defense is ranked 18th, allowing 113.5 points per game.

For the season, Los Angeles is ranked 30th in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 18.4 free-throws per game vs. the Lakers and have an overall field goal percentage of 45.6%.

Despite being 1.5 point underdogs, we predict the Suns to come out on top with a final score of 114-113.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns Betting Tips

  • We like the Suns on the moneyline (+103)
  • The Suns are also our pick on the spread at +1.5
  • Our NBA model projects 227 points, and we suggest taking the under

Los Angeles Lakers Injury Report

  • Anthony Davis – Hip – Probable
  • LeBron James – Calf – Questionable
  • Jarred Vanderbilt – Heel – Probable
  • Gabe Vincent – Knee – Out
  • Rui Hachimura – Nose – Probable

Phoenix Suns Injury Report

  • Bradley Beal – Lower Back – Out
  • Eric Gordon – Knee – Questionable
  • Damion Lee – Knee – Out

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