Suns vs. Lakers Prediction
Will the Los Angeles Lakers storm past the Phoenix Suns when the two meet up in L.A. this evening at 10:30PM ET?
575 Phoenix Suns vs. 576 Los Angeles Lakers
Monday, February 10, 2020
10:30PM ET – STAPLES Center
TV: NBA TV
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, the Lakers are the heavy favorite in this game, as they are getting odds of -13 points against the Suns. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 228 points. The public betting currently has 52 percent going on the Lakers are the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Suns continue slide
Phoenix is coming off a 117-108 loss at home to Denver for a fifth loss in six games. The Suns are 21-32 on the season, 11-14 on the road, 25-27-1 against the spread and 28-25 with the over.
The Suns are a respectable offense, averaging 112.7 points per game while shooting 46.4 percent from the floor. Defensively, Phoenix is giving up 113.6 points per game, while opponents shoot 47.2 percent from the floor. DeAndre Ayton is questionable for this game with an ankle injury while backup frontcourt teammates Frank Kaminsky and Aron Baynes are already out. Ayton averages a double-double of 18.7 points and 12.0 rebounds per game. Devin Booker is leading the team with 26.7 points and 6.3 assists per game.
Lakers struggling to cover
Los Angeles has won three of its last four after a 125-120 win at Golden State on Saturday night, but the Lakers are just 2-4 against the spread in their last six and 3-6 ATS in their last nine. L.A. is 39-12 on the season, 17-7 at home, 26-24-1 against the spread and 26-25 with the over.
The Lakers are a solid offense, putting up 114.4 points per game while shooting a league-best 48.7 percent from the field. Defensively, Los Angeles is giving up 107.3 points per game while opponents shoot 44.6 percent against them. LeBron James is leading the team with 25.0 points, 10.8 assists and 7.7 rebounds per game. Anthony Davis is adding 26.5 points and 9.2 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Suns are 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 Monday games, but just 1-4 ATS in their last five road games.
The Lakers are 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games as a favorite and 0-6 ATS in their last six games on 1 day of rest.
The Lakers have won both meetings with the Suns this season, but both games were within 10 points. The Suns haven’t been very competitive on the road lately, losing by 8 to the Pistons, 22 at Brooklyn, and by 21 at Milwaukee. This is definitely a big spread, but you can feel comfortable with Los Angeles tonight. The Suns are banged up in the paint and that should allow Davis to dominate the glass while LeBron can attack and create offense. Phoenix has the potential to score, but their lack of an inside presence will make it difficult to keep pace with Los Angeles.
NBA Prediction: Los Angeles Lakers -13