Lakers vs. Suns Prediction

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns 3/23/16 NBA Picks & Predictions

After picking up a rare victory on Tuesday night, the Lakers will look to make it two in a row when they visit the Suns tonight at 10:00PM ET.

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Suns are 4.5-point home favorites versus the Lakers while the over/under for tonight's game is sitting at 210 points. Los Angeles has dropped six of its last 10 games and is 4-6 against the spread during that span, while Phoenix is 4-6 over its last 10 contests as well but 5-5 at the betting window.

Bet Tonight's Lakers vs. Suns Game

The Lakers finally won a game last night and covered for bettors while beating the Grizzlies 107-100 as a 3-point home underdog. It was L.A.'s first straight up and ATS win in five games since upsetting the Magic 107-98 as a 3.5-point home underdog on March 8.

While they just lost at home to Phoenix 95-90 before beating Memphis, the Lakers have been profitable at the betting window versus bad teams. They're 8-1 against the spread in their last nine games versus opponents with a winning percentage below .400 and are also 8-3-1 against the spread in their last 12 road games a team with a home winning percentage of less than .400. Simply put, Julius Randle and Co. like to play against opponents that they deem are on their level.

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It's the opposite for the Suns, who have lost five of their last seven home games ATS versus a tam with a road winning percentage of less than .400. They're also 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games overall against opponents with a winning percentage below .400. When facing teams with a losing overall record, Phoenix is just 6-23 ATS in its last 29 games.

The Lakers don't win back-to-back games very often and maybe they won't accomplish the feat tonight. But when two bad teams play each other, it's not a bad strategy to take the points.

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