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(4-17) Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers (13-9)
It is going to be a very long season in the Valley of the Sun. Phoenix got the top pick in last year’s draft and the way thing are tracking they are very likely to get it again.
Meanwhile, L.A. is looking like it will be out of the lottery this season. Thought it is still unclear just far LeBron James can take this squad.
I suppose the Suns are another great example of how being bad just perpetuates being bad. All it takes is a couple of whiffs in drafting and a negative cycle begins. Perhaps they are turning things around with the pick of DeAndre Ayton, who has impressed as a rookie.
Devon Booker is the bets players on the Suns and he missed the last game and is questionable for this one. Without him they lose their best and only reliable scorer so competing gets really tough. The replacements are nowhere near his calibre.
In the last game they started a backcout of Mikal Brudges and Elie Okobo, two rookies, the latter a second round pick out of France. They both might wind up being players in the league but right now they are not going to give you much.
Ayton scored 19 in the last game and defaults to the best option with Booker unavailable. They are going to have to scheme better and really work hard because there are not a lot of advantages on the floor to free up teammates. This group is just very limited.
The Suns are very likely the worst team in the league and one of the ways they prove it is by not often even being competitive against the teams in the middle.
Los Angeles Lakers
This is just year one of the LeBron thing in L.A. and it is yielding results so far. They are at the very least showing that they can compete and if you get this group into a playoff series who knows if the King can do what he does. We have seen it before that’s for sure.
Lonzo Ball returned to the lineup in the last game, a win where they pulled away from Dallas late. He is never going to light it up shooting but the metrics show that he is one of the better defenders of point guards. That is helpful though probably not much of a factor in this game.
If the Lakers are going to be a factor in the West they have to take care of business against the bad team like Phoenix. That is where LeBron can truly be a difference maker. They probably don’t need him to be a hero in this one but some nights he won’t let them lose.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Suns are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Suns are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Under is 4-0 in Suns last 4 games following a ATS loss.
- Under is 4-0 in Lakers last 4 home games.
- Under is 4-0 in Lakers last 4 games following a straight up win.
- Under is 4-0 in Lakers last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
Free Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Prediction:
The Lakers will definitely be the favorite when this line finally gets posted. They are the better bet too.
They should have little problem outscoring a team that will be missing their greatest weapon…and could be lifeless.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Lakers -11
As long as this line isn’t stupid like -13 then go for it. Even at that range I still see the Lakers having an easy time of it.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Lakers 120 – Suns 99
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