Lakers vs. Suns Prediction
Will the Lakers cover as a road underdog versus the Suns when the two Western Conference opponents clash at 9:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Suns are 4-point home favorites versus the Lakers while the over/under currently sits at 225 points. The point spread hasn't moved off the original number, but the total hit the board at 226.5 before being bet down to 225.
LOS ANGELES KEY TRENDS: The Lakers are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven road games and have covered in seven of their last nine games overall. That said, they're 3-12-1 against the number in their last 16 games when playing an opponent with a winning percentage below .400 and are just 1-7 against the number in their last eight road games versus a team with a losing home record.
PHOENIX KEY TRENDS: The Suns have failed to cover in five of their last six home games and are 3-8 against the number in their last 11 games overall. They've also failed to cover in seven of their last 10 games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game and are just 8-20-1 at the betting window in their last 29 games versus Western Conference opponents.
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OUR PREDICTION: The Lakers have struggled to cover against the Suns both overall and in Phoenix, but they've been hot at the betting window in recent games. They're 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games overall and have covered in six of their last seven road games. They're also a perfect 7-0 at the betting window in their last seven games coming off a loss, while the Suns are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games when playing an opponent with a road winning percentage of less than .400.
NBA WEDNESDAY PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES LAKERS +4