Lakers vs. Suns Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Suns are listed as a 1-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 229 points.
Los Angeles enters play with a 5-8 record and are 6-7 ATS after a 98-90 loss at the Bucks. Phoenix is 5-9 overall and 6-8 ATS following a 118-110 home victory over the Timberwolves. The Lakers defeated the Suns 132-130 in LA on Oct. 20. Los Angeles is 3-2 straight up and ATS in five meetings since the start of last season. The over has gone 5-0.
In the loss at Milwaukee, Lonzo Ball became the youngest player to ever record a triple-double as he tallied 19 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds. Kyle Kuzma contributed 21 points and 11 rebounds. Julius Randle added 17 points and nine rebounds. The Lakers trailed by two at halftime and were outscored 26-18 in the third quarter.
Phoenix was paced by Devin Booker as he recorded 35 points, nine rebounds and six assists in the win over Minnesota. T.J. Warren also scored 35 to go with six rebounds. Marquese Chriss added 13 points, seven rebounds and five blocked shots. The Suns outscored the T-Wolves 33-22 in the fourth quarter.
The over is 6-0 in the last six meetings. The Lakers are 3-10-1 in the last 14 meetings in Phoenix.
Expect another shootout here and with Ball gaining confidence from his recent outing, look for him to play well again against a team he had success versus last month. While the Suns are coming off a big win of their own, LA matches up well across the board and are our pick to win here.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES LAKERS +1