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(0-3) LA Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns (1-2)
Date: Wednesday October 24
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix Arizona
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Lakers -2.5
NBA Betting Total: 236.5
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Wednesday, October 24 finds Pacific Division rivals the LA Lakers and Phoenix Suns entering their second week of play in the 2018-18 regular season.
Last season, the squads played four times with the Lakers winning three of the four contests. The Lakers hold the all-time record having bested the Suns 139 times of their total 245 matches.
LeBron James (27.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 8.3 assists) remains the best player in the NBA, but has his work cut out for him with a mix of youthful upstarts and veterans who aren’t exactly bringing the type of leadership Magic Johnson imagined when he signed them.
Specifically, Rajon Rondo spitting and throwing punches at Chris Paul sure isn’t ideal. Ingram’s actions speak to this as he was pulled away and re-entered the fray and subsequently got the biggest suspension of the trio.
Through three games the Lakers defense is non existent (25th ranked) and LA seemingly can’t count on any of the vets to score from the perimeter. LA play the third fastest pace in the NBA with the ninth ranked offense. At issue is they allow six points more than they score .
Kyle Kuzma (37 points, 3 assists, 8 rebounds vs. Spurs), Josh Hart and Lonzo Ball all look deserving of starting, so keep an eye on what happens as the season progresses.
Rajon Rondo and Brandon Ingram remain out serving suspensions for Spit Gate. Mortiz Wagner (knee) hasn’t played in the regular season and remains questionable for Wednesday.
The Suns have been fun despite their losing record. Devin Booker is averaging 29.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, 6.7 assists and a steal, but his 6.0 turnover average is disconcerting.
Rookie Deandre Ayton is averaging a double-double of 14.3 points and 10.7 rebounds as well as 4.0 assists. T.J. Warren is averaging 20.0 points and an unsustainable 57.1% perimeter scoring average.
Unlike the Lakers, the Suns vets are providing solid veteran leadership via Trevor Ariza and Tyson Chandler. Still, while this is a fun squad to watch with all the youthful talent they are destined to return to the lottery this season.
Troy Daniels was in the concussion protocol program, but is listed to return for this match.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Teams are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 head to head meetings.
- Teams are 5-5 in last 10 head to head contests.
- Over Under is 7-3 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
- Lakers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Pacific Division.
- Suns are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Pacific Division.
- Under is 10-4 in Phoenix last 14 overall.
- Suns are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 home games.
Free LA Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Prediction:
This game has the potential for each squad to score in excess of 125 points and if the Suns are hot from the perimeter – watch out Still, LeBron will be driven to get things back on track and with the Nuggets, Wolves and Spurs in queue this game feels like the best chance for the Lakers to capture their first win of the season.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Lakers ATS
Doubtful this game features defense on either side, although James may try to get his youngsters focused defensively to capture their first win.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Lakers 125 – Suns 115
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