Suns vs. Lakers Prediction
Are the Los Angeles Lakers a good bet to cover the point spread when they host the Phoenix Suns at 10:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday night?
Who Oddsmakers Like: Los Angeles. According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Lakers are 8-point road favorites to beat the Suns, who opened as 9-point road underdogs. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 218.5 but has been bet up to 217.
Who Public Bettors Like: Phoenix. As of Tuesday morning, 52% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Suns to cover the spread. Meanwhile, X% of the betting tickets wagered online are on the over.
Who We Like: The Lakers are a perfect 6-0 against the spread in their last six home games, are 5-1 against the number in their last six games playing on one day of rest and have covered in eight of their last 10 games coming off a win. They're also a perfect 6-2 against the number in their last eight games overall, are 10-1 at the betting window in their last 11 games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game, and are 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
On the other side, the Suns are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game, are 2-5 against the number in their last seven games coming off an ATS win, and are 3-7 at the betting window in their last 10 games versus Pacific opponents.
TUESDAY NBA PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES LAKERS -8